Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

New Years Resolution

Do you have a tough time making and keeping new years resolutions? I know I do. These blogs and my updating are my resolution to myself. However, it appears I am also supposed to grow basil. Honestly that may be easier.

Click the pic to have Minina’s generator make you a resolution too!

New Years Resolution Generator you have made the grade!

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Na naaa na na na na-na na na…

My fever broke! And I’m up and running again! Happy New Year everyone!

For Christmas this year, I received Katamari Forever from my in-laws.

I LOVE the Katamari franchise, and to date I own every Katamari game except for the one for the PSP (which is the only reason I would consider owning a PSP) and the Xbox360 (which should be rectified by the end of the day today).

For those of you unfamiliar with this line of games, the premise is fairly simple for every game. You are The Prince, son of The King and Queen of the Cosmos. The King is all knowing, but all bumbling and all buck passing to you. Whenever any crisis arrives, it’s up to you to solve the problem using your Katamari rolling skills (a Katamari being the sticky ball you push around that collects items relative to the size of your Katamari).

Each game has a variation of the theme, and each level is challenging, whether it’s theme items you need to pick up, or avoid, or collect other cousins (which allow you to change your character that is rolling the Katamari) or pick up presents (which allow you to customize your character). The music is fresh, and decidedly Asian with it’s quirky rhythms, but they match perfectly with the laid-back nature of the game.

Usually the goal is to collect enough items to make it to X size with Y amount of time. The levels I’ve always hated most are the Bear or Cow levels in which you need to collect the largest bear or cow possible. The problem with that is, as soon as you roll over ANYTHING bear or cow related, your time stops and your level completes. They hide things around ALL OVER that are bear or cow related. I was recently foiled by a cow patterned traffic pylon. Deviousness!

The game is fun, quirky and wholly Japanese. The original was designed after a school project at the Namco Digital Hollywood Game Laboratory (a sponsor school for game development) and was developed for under $1Mil after the in-class project was discovered by Namco. For more information, take a look at the Katamari Damacy wiki.

Being not native to Earth, the King will frequently misinterpret the purpose of items or functions of Earth things, leaving you confused but delighted and laughing at the same time.

In any case, For the hours and hours of fun you have provided Katamari, you have definitely made the grade.

Cute Computer Companion

Sometimes I’m working away and putting my nose to the grind stone and I poke my head up in a dazed, cross-eyed fashion and I JUST WISH that I had something to cheer me up.
My prayers have been answered!

Meet the USB owl! It’s a cute robot that flutters, blinks and just acts cute in general.

I want the pink and the grey one! Buy one for me at ThinkGeek

Robot Owl you have made the grade!

Wake n’ Bacon

Have you ever had a hard time getting up in the morning? I know I have!

Well Matty Sallin, Daniel Bartolini and Hsiao-huh Hsu have come together to develop the best alarm clock idea that I have seen in recent history.

This clock begins cooking bacon a few minutes before you have set your alarm to go off. Once the cooking begins, the fabulous scent of cooking bacon wafts out of this piglet’s nose and into yours. (You have to insert frozen bacon the night before).

I’m all for the concept, but let me know when it comes to market with a hash brown and fried egg attachment!

Bacon Alarm Clock you have made the grade!