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Archive for March, 2010

New Recurring Post: Cocktail of the Week

by on Mar.22, 2010, under Leisure

I’ve decided that I’d like to have at least once post per week on this site so that it encourages me not to forget about it (also so that my Google results stay fresh). To this end, I’d like to introduce a new category: Cocktail of the Week.

As a university student, I know what it’s like to have a hard week and I also know how nice it is to sit back and enjoy a drink after you’ve made a significant dent in your work. One thing that I’ve observed is that the majority of my friends have little to no knowledge when it comes to mixing drinks (although a couple of my friends do know how to appreciate wine). It can also be hard to buy the materials for mixing anything beyond drinks like rum and Coke. I have decided to be a guinea pig and experiment with some new and exciting cocktails.

Here’s how it’s going to work. Once per week, I will randomly select a cocktail to try based on the ingredients I currently have in my house. I’ll provide the recipe for how I made the drink along with any tips I discovered and (hopefully) a photo. Cocktails will be rated on from 1 – 5 (one being the worst, five being the best) in the following categories: Cost (cost of materials required to make the cocktail), Difficulty (skill required to mix said ingredients), Flavour (how well the concoction actually tastes) and finally Strength (how fast and how hard you’ll feel the effects, if at all).

I’m thinking that Saturday is probably the best day to make these posts, given that Friday night is probably the best time to mix drinks, so keep an eye out for the first one coming this week. Oh, and if you have a cocktail or shooter you’d like me to review, shoot me an email or leave it in the comments.

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Playstation Move: What?

by on Mar.11, 2010, under Games

So upon reading my feeds this morning, I’ve come across about 100 different articles about the Playstation Move (this is out of maybe 120 since I checked Google Reader last night). Now, I know that this is something revolutionary (I don’t even know if I’m being sarcastic here), but can we tone down the amount of news that we’re posting about things? And yes, I realize the irony that this post is going to show up in a feed somewhere…. Google News tells me that in the last hour, just under 3000 items have been posted regarding this product, and that’s only for sites that have been indexed!

I enjoy a new announcement as much as the next person, but for something that we’ve had prototype images and tons of hints about (and in contrast with the rest of the world, is relatively unimportant), do we really need to stop the presses? Space your announcements out during the course of this week, perhaps. I seriously doubt people are glued to their computers waiting for more news about this thing.

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StarCraft 2: Initial Impressions

by on Mar.08, 2010, under Games

Got an invite to the SC2 Beta yesterday from my good friends at Blizzard (i.e. I won the lottery….). Installed it, cranked up a 1v1 game and was instantly reminded of my childhood. While my buddies didn’t seem to appreciate the subtle differences or the fact that the game tries to remain true to it’s roots, I had a fun 30 minutes (although I’m still as bad at StarCraft as I was in the 90s). More to come as I have time to play it (that is, if I don’t get to into FFXIII).

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