Monthly Archives: May 2003

PlayStation 2.501?

You might as well write that check to Sony now.

Today, Sony announced the PSX, which, by the way is not the PlayStation 3. No, that particular item is due around 2005. The PSX is some sort of home entertainment server which, in addition to regular PS2 gaming duties, should probably serve as some sort of Digital Video Recorder.

With a 120 GB hard drive, an ethernet port, USB 2.0 and Memory Stick support, the PSX is Sony’s attempt to jump on the “digital hub” bandwagon. The DVD recorder is interesting. I hate to see the intellectual property hoops that they had to jump through on that.

Being networkable has some interesting possibilities. The issue now is the price. It’s the PS2 the way it should have been.

Busy weekend.

I hope everyone had a good relaxing Memorial Day weekend. Even though today, technically is Memorial Day.

ExplodingCat and Krasota visited, as did EBugaloo and shakailin. Always a pleasure to see all of them. I need to work my way out to Charlottesville and New York City, respectively.

This weekend was filled with food related mishaps.

I managed to drink three chocolate milkshakes by accident at the Silver Diner, and get free beer and food at Clyde’s.

There are just some days that you just want to walk

Today was a good walking day. The air was unusually cool for May. The rain was light, the kind of rain that falls like snow. Each droplet carried every which way with the smallest gust of wind. I started walking home today, but then got hijacked by the sheer enjoyment of walking. There was the bookstore to go to. Then there was dinner to be had. Then, finally, the long way home.

The area that I can cover by walking comprises a four mile circle. Day to day, I live the majority of my life within that circle. Today, walking part of that circle, I ran into my own history. At this intersection, she made that illegal left turn the night that I began to fall in love with her.

Further down, there’s the liquor store where I bought my first bottle of liquor when I became of legal drinking age. For the record, it was a small bottle of kahlua that I didn’t manage to finish for about two years.

A bit further down, there’s the restaurant that I always bring them to. Small and upscale. Private. Excellent decor.

All little bits of my own personal history, triggered by a simple walk down a busy street.

I’ve been here a long time.

So I just noticed

That my last three posts were about the Matrix. No, really, I’m not that much of a geek, but anyway, have you read the philosophizing over at corporate mofo?

Sure, you may not agree with it all, but it certainly makes for interesting reading.

Me, I just thought that there was too much talking in the first hour. And dammit, I guess this makes four posts in a row about the Matrix.

So. . .

Playing the Enter the Matrix game certainly clears up a few things after watching the movie. For those of you that don’t know, there’s a good bit of unseen footage in the game that adds to the movie.

Not computer generated cutscenes, but actual movie footage. Pretty decent quality, too. Beating the game also gets you new footage from Revolutions, which is nice. Things that you don’t see in the trailers.

Plus, Ghost is just a badass.