January 30, 2006
BBC: "NZ doctor's rebrands as brothel."
"It's about providing a private service and maintaining confidentiality, which is what my medical practice was about -- so it's not a big leap, really," reckons the doctor in question. This link off the story is pretty amusing too.
January 29, 2006
Google in China
Google is still insisting that "You can make money without doing evil," but when they had to make a choice, there was no contest. Telling comparison from RIP Ford (in comments at Discarded Lies):
January 23, 2006
Horrible things to realise about dice
Mash was hunting through my dice bag this evening and found what he at first thought was a blank D20. Actually it was just really old and faded, and I realised that it was the D20 that came with my very first D&D Basic Set (the blue book box) way back in mumbledy peg. It's been following me around for--
And that's when it struck me: my dice are older than some of my players.
I'm going to go hide under a blanket for a while now.
January 07, 2006
Burger King and the war on terror
"Our Leader hasn't caught Osama bin Laden, but he's doing a bang up job rounding up brown people." Jesus' General has stories of the deported and the disappeared from a land where you can be taken in for being described as "suspicious" by a burger-flipper or if neighbours report you making "un-American" comments.
January 04, 2006
Console RPG cliches
Not to be read while you have a mouthful of tea. "No matter how big that big-ass sword is, you won't stand out in a crowd. Nobody ever crosses the street to avoid you or seems to be especially shocked or alarmed when a heavily armed gang bursts into their house during dinner, rummages through their posessions, and demands to know if they've seen a black-caped man. People can get used to anything, apparently."