Friday, 30 November 2012

Carlos Versus Cancer

Obviously I don't have cancer. No. Today just marks the end of November and the end of growing a moustache to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

What The Fuck Am I Eating?

Curse me and my curious nature. Curse it to the bowels of the deepest, darkest recesses of my colon.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Above All Else, Focus

I'll leave you with this great quote for the day. And that's it. I've got stuff to do.
"every single element of cognitive burden removed makes it easier to stay focused on the task in hand"

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Quest For The Perfect Gingerbread Cookie

It has begun. Unless if was already apparent by yesterdays little story — and more accurately where it ended, but I can imagine that maybe that was only clear to me — I have begun looking for the perfect gingerbread cookie recipe.

Monday, 26 November 2012

A Rainy Night On Drury Lane

Have a seat and join me for a little story why don't you. Picture the following scene…

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Waiting To Shave

I've already posted about this once before, but seriously… I… want… to play… this… game tomorrow. I obviously can't. Just like no one else can either… well… aside for the people of Big Robot, who is making the game. They obviously can, but that sort of defeats the point of me saying "Gah! I want to play this, but I can't. No one can!" if in fact… someone can. Anyway, I'm obviously talking about Big Robot and their stellar Kickstarter funded-to-be, survival and stealth in a procedurally-generated world, "Sir, You Are Being Hunted".

Saturday, 24 November 2012

A Guiding Hand In Hollywood

Unsure which movies to watch? Fear not for you are in — moderately — safe hands. Lean back, relax and make yourself uncomfortable as I venture out into the wild to find you the movies worth your time. And the ones you should avoid like the plague. You know how to avoid something like the plague, don't you? No? Jeez, do I have to do everything in this relationship? Oh well, after this… you will know.

Wait, that last bit sounded a bit more ominous than I had intended. Oh well. Also, before you continue after the jump, I suggest you go make yourself a sandwich and maybe empty your bowel. You're going to be here a while.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Don't Starve

This little piggy is going to sleep, so until tomorrow I am just going to leave this here, mkay?

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Mary Fudgemas

Which you know… sort of, kind of, rhymes with "Merry Christmas". But this post isn't about Christmas. Don't worry though, we'll get to that at a later date. No, this post is mundanely just some minor ramblings and two pictures.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Not a Shower, Nor a Grower

As you might remember I was going to raise awareness for cancer by growing a pitiful moustache. Here's some photographic evidence of my — so far — less than impressive attempt at growing a 'stache. Let this be a lesson to everyone. I challenge you to not look like an idiot, in a moustache.

Monday, 19 November 2012

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cigarette

8 weeks and 1 day ago I took a long and semi-permanent break in smoking. That post title over there. Yeah, that one. A reference again, I like you those as you probably already know and I am not planning on stopping them any time soon. Not that you've ever complained. This post, the one after the jump. It's about how I realistically managed to stay smoke free.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunday Flu, Monday Stay Home

I'm sick. Again. For fucks sake.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Do You Feel That?

Keeping up with my current theme of "writing" I am simply going to leave these three videos here, mkay? So they're releasing Jurassic Park in 3D… in celebration of 20 years later. But to be honest — the movies were all right I suppose — the only thing I could think about when watching the new trailer was that it feels oddly edited towards the attention span of a modern audience. I say "oddly" because it actually irked me. In a way I suppose it all makes sense, but at the same time I would have genuinely enjoyed the opportunity to watch a frame for frame remastering of the trailer from -93. The movie is the same, why shouldn't the trailer be too?

Anyway, I'll let you judge for yourself after the jump.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Friday Boob Video

It's Friday so you should get a funny video about boobs. Well… sort of about boobs anyway. At least it's funny.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

A Promise Is A Promise

So yeah, I stupidly promised my wife I wouldn't sit at the laptop today. And whilst I am very open the idea of relaxing away from the computer, this time it was ridiculously  easy to follow my wife's advice because I am so tired that I actually just want to sleep.. Hence the shortness of my post, okay?

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

I Miss Certain Kinds of Fish

This post's title is a reference to the Thanks For The Fish post I wrote the day we left Finland. That post title in turn was a pretty obvious — at least I think — reference to Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Right. Now that we have covered all the various references made here and there, let's get to the point of this particular post. Which should also be pretty obvious at this point but lest it isn't, I will simply state it here. I miss — amongst other things — Salty Liquorice, a lot.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Living In The Moment

Today, just like yesterday you are — disappointingly, I might add — going to have to settle for something short. Only this time, to spare you the effort of reading a Victorian book about the language of flowers, I thought I would provide you with a video instead. David Mitchell's Soapbox ranges from "awesome" to "meh". Here's one that's a bit "above average" on that scale.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Please Accept This Zinnia

And that's all you're going to get to today. Well… that and a link this book.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Anomalous Atmospheric Conditions

Some posts write themselves — metaphorically of course, I still write them and those damn posts aren't going to get all the credit — in a couple of hours, whilst others take weeks, even months of doing research, collecting data, making various charts and then starting over because you didn't like the charts. This is one of the latter posts. The 28th of September —2011, not 2012 — is the time stamp for on of the first files I have on this, mind you back then I didn't actually think it would be a post. But here it is, in all its glory. Enjoy!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

The Death of One, The Life of Another

Which probably sounds a lot more mystical and life-altering that it should when really, it's about how my stupid USB-Mouse decided to die on me today but "Hey", at least the Gyro sensor on my phone is working again. Weird, right? And not to so mystical. More after the jump.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

This Is The Post Title

Holy crap. I honestly forgot that I was supposed to write a post today. Yeah, despite having done it now — to my own surprise — every day I still managed to forget it. Well… almost at least. So to make up for "almost forgetting" to write, I thought I'd ramble a little and then show you some screen shots of how the brand readjustment (from Fiinix Design to Carlos Eriksson) is going.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Sui Generis

Stop whatever you're doing and watch this video. To be perfectly honest I have a hard time believing it's true, that's how amazing it looks.

EDIT: Here's their website and their Kickstarter page.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

It Went Down On Me

As in, my website is down. Or what did you think I meant? This is a bit worrisome as it shouldn't be down. So I hope you'll excuse me if this is all I write today, as I'd really like to get to the bottom of this. Whilst you wait you could always donate to Wikipedia or play Halo 4. Damn it, I wish I could play Halo 4.

Monday, 5 November 2012

In Honour Of That Dude

This time I am actually going to keep it short. My wife suggested "Tadaa!" as being appropriately short. But pondering on this plan I perceived that perhaps it would be preposterous to presume it passable to pen such a poor piece. So I didn't. But I hope you know where this is going anyway.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Lazy Sunday Rain

Because it's Sunday, it's raining. And well… I suppose I'm lazy. Yes, especially because I'm lazy. So lazy so, that this post will mostly feature a bunch of videos stuff about indie and/or AAA games I would really like to play. If watching reading that doesn't float your boat, well… I hope you brought a life vest.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Surprisingly Not Hungover

I'm sure you weren't expecting to read something this early today, considering that I was out yesterday. Well neither was I, so in a way it feels like a third person should be the one to jump out from behind the curtain yelling "Surprise!", but alas there is no third person here so we're just going to have to settle without the "Surprise!" -part. So let's talk binge-drinking and ageing.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Why I Don't Believe In Voice Recognition

I'm going out tonight, so instead of NOT posting something - which wasn't really much of option given my recent challenge - I thought I would try the voice recognition on my phone. Turns out there doesn't seem to be a way to get a (dot) at the end of a sentence. Which makes for pretty odd sentences. Have fun deciphering the paragraph after the jump.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

November, Movember

This year I thought it would be "fun" to support prostate and testicular cancer initiatives so I'm joining Movember's cause to raise awareness for men's health. So I've decided to grow a moustache this month and surprisingly my wife doesn't object. Then we discuss what would be appropriate t-shirt slogan for cancer awareness for men.