Archive for August, 2010

(Meanwhile) Over in Minnesota…

Posted in Dollhouse and censorship with tags on August 31, 2010 by toresimonsen

Here is the status.


Posted in Dollhouse and gaming with tags on August 29, 2010 by toresimonsen

My Battlefield 2142 site is still up for those interested in learning about the game. Right now, the EA master server is having connection problems. This is not unusual.

You can now like Rene Char on Facebook.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 28, 2010 by toresimonsen

Can’t find any of his works at the local library, but apparently there is a Facebook page for Rene Char. I like some of his quotes. Could be interesting reading.

“Bow down only in order to love.” -Rene Char

“If we live in a lightening flash, it is the heart of the eternal.” -Rene Char

“A few beings are neither in society nor in a state of dreaming. They belong to an isolated fate, to an unknown hope. Their open acts seem anterior to time’s first inculpation and to the skies’ unconcern. It occurs to no one to employ them. The future melts before their gaze. They are the noblest and the most disquieting”- Rene Char

Camus on Char: “Char will always protest against those who sharpen guillotines. He will have no truck with prison bread, and bread will always taste better to him in a hobo’s mouth than in a prosecuting attorney’s.”


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 28, 2010 by toresimonsen

I watched Scott Pilgrim versus the World. I can see why audiences are not rushing out to see it. Even with the ending, the film has a lot of dark undertones that make it somewhat hard to watch. When everyone is against your love, it is a very bad time. The battle scenes were a bit too drawn out, but perhaps they wanted to exhaust the audience the way Scott was exhausted. It’s also hard to see love as just a game, though I thought the integration of video games into the story was well done.

As of now, I much prefer the love story contained in the Last Airbender.

The Ramona Flowers card I got at Comic-con.

Not currently homeless.

Posted in Dollhouse and homeless with tags , on August 28, 2010 by toresimonsen

Just a short update.

Real connection problems.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2010 by toresimonsen

I called my ISP a few days ago because I noticed ping spikes. They sent a service technician out, but he said he could not handle the issue of ping spikes the other tech would have to take care of it. That tech never showed up. I called the ISP back and they said they needed on the phone confirmation of a problem. I offered to email them my ping -t results, but that wasn’t good enough. I tried to replicate the test, but couldn’t during the phone call. Anyway, tonight I screenied a connection problem. (Not the first). Unfortunately, according to my ISP this connection problem never happened because I wasn’t on the phone with them at the time it occurred. Lame.

Connection problem confirmed.

Elements Updates

Posted in Dollhouse and gaming with tags on August 25, 2010 by toresimonsen

Elements has updated its card set again. The new artwork is awesome. They also have some interesting new cards to test out. Right now, I’m drawn to playing with Mindgate a lot.

I actually submitted a card idea for review, but I don’t think it will go anywhere because the Elements team is currently looking for sets and mine is stand-alone. There are many card suggestions everyday, so it is unlikely any one card will ever make it to the deck. My card was a time card.

If you want to see my card idea, it is here.

Last, I entered the Elements tournament where I finished fourth. This is the second time I have finished 4th, but there are a lot more people in the tournaments these days. The tournament included 2 chat rooms and round 1 preliminaries. The organizers are new, so there is a bit of confusion in running the tournament. I still think organizers should not compete in tournaments.