Lineage II Beta

Aside from the Infopath good news, I also got this gem in my inbox earlier today:

We appreciate your interest in the Lineage II closed beta test and would like to extend an invitation for you to participate at this time.

I haven’t been in a game beta since Asheron’s Call 2 so I’m interested in seeing what it’s like and providing a little feedback whenever I can (I love any chance I get to do that).

2 Types of Geeks

OK I really cracked up reading this post from Chris Sells on why one should probably hide the fact that they are a geek.

Favorite Quotes:

Since it became obvious very early to me that geeks of the #2 sort find it nearly impossible to get girls, I learned in college to hide my geekness in mixed company (mostly : ). For example, I absolutely have to have a cell phone small enough for my front pocket because the Batman utility belt look just doesn’t say “breed with me.”

and

Plus, I’m SICK AND TIRED of fixing people’s printers. My own bloody printer doesn’t even work, and I sure as hell don’t want to spend my time fixing *yours*.

Not to mention the highly effective use of expressions like “Erblm… Futzm”. I dunno maybe the personal relevance is too high but this post really struck me as funny.

Fun with Faces

Bud Light – Making Faces

Man! What a riot we have had using this little app on the Bud Light site. It’s nice to make people say the things that you always wanted them to say.

I love viral marketing schemes so here is my contribution / plug for this one from Bud Light.

Oh and if you would like to see an example just click here.

I was gonna use a picture of Bill saying how I taught him everything he knows and that he loves my weblog but I figured that would just be wrong.

Hug a Newfoundlander

Last week I did some changing to my blog index page to make it a little easier to read (I hope) and to try and freshen things up a bit. For the header, I added a picture of our favorite cook-up/picnic spot. Its one of the many places we enjoyed on this great island of ours this summer. I spent the evening reviewing the hundreds of pictures that we took this summer and now I feel a little sad that the winter has come and therefore fishing, camping, hiking and picnics are at least another 5 months away now.

If you have never been to Newfoundland then I really must insist that you try to visit sometime. No words I could type would even begin to describe the natural beauty that exists here. But if you ever do come to Newfoundland; make sure you let me know so that I can direct you to some of the greatest experiences this place has to offer. Also be sure to bring clothing for all four seasons because you could experience either in the run of a day. Note that the climate here is not one of our greatest selling propositions. However the mountains, whales, birds, icebergs, fishing, and breath-taking sunsets are – so in the end I think its worth it.


Notice how close these big guys will come to shore. (Thanks dad for pic)


This is in Gros Morne National Park where Shane and I went camping for our holidays.


This was our favorite fishing spot – we saw the sun set many evenings from that spot.


This was the view from where we did most of our camping this summer.

Probably the only thing in Newfoundland that surpasses the greatness of its natural beauty is the people that live here. And on that note, I leave you with the following excerpt from an article written by Rick Bell of the Calgary Sun:

The moment you lose your faith in people, I recommend you save up your
pennies and take a trip to Newfoundland. Meet the Newfoundlanders and your
faith will be restored. You will meet total strangers and they will become friends.

You will walk in as an unknown soul and come out with buddies who’ll stand up
for you in any fight. You will hear them laugh at themselves, singing songs and
tell tales. They will take life’s curves with grace and know that being alive is a
whole lot better than being dead. They will treat you for who you are and not
put on phony airs. If you need a hand, you get an army. They will take you in,
buy you a round, make you part of the family and by the time you leave the
Rock, you’ll fall in love with the place. You see, Newfoundlanders are
Newfoundlanders wherever they go.

After all, as John Crosbie once said, you can always tell the
Newfoundlanders in Heaven – they’re the ones who want to go home!

If Your Faith is Sagging, Hug a Newfoundlander!

Rick Bell,
The Calgary Sun