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Yesterday we broke our old record of 45 views! For the past 2 1/2 weeks this site has been hitting a traffic spike! Its remained consistent in the 35- 45 views per day range, which is really odd considering that we haven’t done all that much to advocate ourselves (with the exception of getting a small plug on WoW Insider, courtesy of Skoh-Fley). So I would just like to dedicate this post to our readers, (who also might be just horny people who happen to come across the picture of the whale penis link in my Revolutionary Link Fest 2007 post. Either way, to us, this seems like a big mile stone and we would like to thank our readers! Woot!

kthnxbi!

-Neverhitboxes

EDIT UPDATE:

Seriously, whats going on? The traffic spike hasn’t slowed! We just hit 66 today! We’ve set 3 consecutive records for the last 3 days! This is awesome!

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I guess this deserves a post.

You have no doubt noticed (unless this is your first visit, in which case, I welcome you) that our theme is a little different.

Okay, well, it’s a different theme, it just looks similar to our old one. Commentator, friend and all-around swell guy Giga pointed out that the old theme was a bit cramped in terms of displaying post content in an at-a-glance sort of page organization manner.

So this one takes the more streamlined blog look, with posts listing downwards ’til they can’t list no more (or until they reach 10 in number, whichever comes first). It kind of permits easier skimming, instead of putting each and every post up on the pedestal that is (was) its own page.

We still rebel a bit with the one-column layout; imho it helps to establish a more content-centric blog. Instead of looking like a whole website’s front page, it just looks like a big list of stories and thoughts, with some sprinkles of navigation down at the very bottom.

I guess that’s it for now. I’m also semi-working on the next game load.

Well, mentally.

Oh, and the theme is called ChaosTheory, and I wish I could credit the author(s), but no names are anywhere to be found.

Ok, so this past month has been crazy! So many games have released in such a short frame of time! Its insane! On top of all this, I have just received a new computer from my brother, (thank you Jimmy!) this has opened up a WHOLE new world of opportunities! Now I can actually play games that I was previously not able to on my old computer! (pictures of my rig soon to come!)
So first off, I made a “pact” with Skoh-Fley. If I got a new computer or if I reformatted- I would start playing WoW (World of Warcraft for the acronym inept) again. So I have new computer so I started playing WoW again- and man is it awesome! It runs way above 60 FPS virtually all the time now! When I first started playing WoW- I thought it was “ok” because not only did it look ugly on my old computer- but it just seemed like boring complex game. Second time around, my opinion has changed- the game is really fun and addicting! All my friends play it and it looks great!

Now, not only do I get to play WoW again, I can play HL2 (Half-Life 2 for the people who hate all things good) at a decent frame rate finally! No more blurry ass textures! No more slowdown! Yay! Skoh was nice enough to lend me the Orange Box, so I have been basically playing through HL2:Episode 1+2 and Portals. I still cant get over the initial fact that my computer can now run these games. Whenever I read about a new PC game coming out I was like- whatever, I won’t even be able to play it anyways- BUT now thats not the case! I can totally play virtually any game! HELL YEAH!

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Title: “Headhumpers.”

So now with that update and excitement out of the way, I can fill you in on a story! If you clicked on this story and saw the title and expected to find porn, well, there is none. This story will only really interest the people who played HL2:E1 or likewise.

Its late at night, on a Wednesday, I had just finished a episode of my podcast (PopCast- soda reviewing). We reviewed Redbull and we ended at like 10pm. Totally not a good idea to drink a full can of Redbull and have it already be 10pm because I felt like I should still stay up and do something. Naturally I booted up HL2: Episode 1 since my rig can tear it up. Bad idea. I’m not really a wimp, but when it comes to tense games like F.E.A.R and Doom III, I hate them. Being scared sucks and it makes the game not fun. So I’m playing HL2 in the dark, with headphones at what is now 1am. Worst thing ever! I was scared shitless! There is a part in HL2:E1 where you are in an underground parking garage and its pitch black except for what your flash light shows. The thing is that the flashlight dies out after like 25 seconds of being continuously on and you have to turn it off to recharge it! So I’m running around seeing tons of zombies, headcrabs and other shit coming at me- and then my flashlight dies and I can’t see anything but I can hear all of their fucking zombie moaning noises! So I’m freaking out trying to find a place I can at least run too but I can’t see anything so I end up running into either more zombies or a wall! Ah! I hate it so much! I had to use all of my determination to get through that level. And after I stopped playing I was paranoid that those goddamn head crabs would start pouring into my room or zombies would be hanging around my bathroom. Never again. Never again will I drink caffeinated drinks, stay up late and play scary games in the dark at 1am. Terrible idea. They don’t mix. Its like what police officers are always telling teenagers. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t drink and play survival horror games at night.

-Neverhitboxes

I still have nightmares about that cat……

Well readers, you have done it again. Since yesterday, our traffic has spiked a ridiculous amount! 40 Views today! And for us, thats truly amazing! Were actually being read! Woot! Although, if that many people visited today, why haven’t any of you posted comments?! Seriously, is it THAT much to ask? Anyhow, both me and Skoh appreciate your readership (and yes we mean you [uncle sam point type thing])! Thanks much!

-Neverhitboxes

-Skoh-Fley

I was right. It was something stupid.

I had burned Ubuntu onto a DVD and was trying to read it with a CD drive. BLAHG!

So I reburned it and it installed fine. I actually wasn’t expecting that Ubuntu Server would be as command-line-dependent as it is (no desktop environment whatsoever), but it makes sense. I’ve just got to look up anything I want to do at another computer, write it down, then run upstairs and type it in, since my own computer isn’t at this house and I have to use the family’s.

So far I’ve gotten it hooked up to the ‘net and running Apache, MySQL, PHP and an FTP server, although I’ve only had the chance to test the FTP server so far. But before I get too bogged down on getting it all ready-to-go on the software half, I actually have to get everything in that case.

What I did (or am attempting to do) with the case is kinda stupid, actually. I just took the old case, ripped out the HDD and CDD bays with just a screwdriver and my now-cut-in-several-places hands, repositioned the former, left out the latter, and fastened (if you can call it that) the power supply on top of the bay using a seriously-bent piece of metal and a screw.

In retrospect, all this did was make the final assembly one power-supply-worth-of-height shorter and give me a computer that was held together by nothing more than twisted metal and a few of the original screws. Not to mention, now the power supply is on the other side of the case compared to the graphics card and motherboard — so I’ll end up plugging in the power cord into the front of the computer.

Talk about deranged.

Oh, and just an update on one of my previous posts: we never actually lost a cat like I thought; she was just hiding somewhere. I sure as hell don’t know where, because I pretty much used all my wallhacks to look for her, but whatever; she’s here and safe.

I’ll finish off the post with this: almost every day I have a song stuck in my head (usually a good one). Today it’s Time Warp from the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show (which was made after a musical containing the same song), and I can’t figure out where I’ve heard the mini-chorus part of it before, but I have to say, it’s a really good song, despite its unusual containment in this movie. I just want to get up and do the dance. It’s kinda weird. But good, too.

But weird.

I was working on juven last night, and something occured to me:

I have no idea what I’m doing.

In the abstract software world, I can navigate around as easily as a limo driver with on-board navigation. In the physical hardware world, I am a kid on a bike in San Fransisco.

My first night didn’t work out to what I had hoped for. I stripped one of my old cases down to (and past) its base structure to attempt creation of a smaller case, but only succeeded in forcefully ripping out both sides of the hard drive bay and giving my finger a small (but rather deep) gash.

In the very least, I was happy with myself for plugging all the scattered cords into the motherboard in the right places. I’ve built millions of gajillions of computers in my life (by millions of gajillions I mean three), so I’m at least somewhat familiar with this stuff, but it’s more fun when, instead of taking the labeled cords from your brand spankin’ new case and plugging them into their corresponding motherboard slots (i.e. power LED, hard drive LED, power switch, reset switch), you end up salvaging those lights and switches from other computers in their most basic forms (a cord with a light or a button on the end) and duct taping them to the front of the case — if you can even call a heap of metal like this a case anymore.

I decided to take a break from all this hardware stuff you guys like to call real life and just try to get Ubuntu installed. I hooked up a loose hard drive, plugged in a keyboard and mouse that seemed more like dust bunnies than peripherals, and fired it up. But wait — what’s this? YOU’RE NOT BOOTING FROM MAH CD?! Is the BIOS checking for it? Let’s see…yes. Is the CD drive hooked up? …Yep, it looks like it. WHAT’S WRONG?!

Find out next time on this nonexistent show!

I’ll be trying some more stuff with it over the weekend, when I get back to my dad’s house. I’m sure it’s something stupid.

Well, I would have to state at this point that I am very shocked of the turnout of this blog so far. Me and Skoh-Fley (the other writer on this blog, who is also a good friend of mine, who is probably busy playing Zelda:PH), started this blog about 3 days ago, and so far we are actually surprised that we are being read! 30+ views as of 3:49pm PST! If you are a reader, reading this (as readers do) please leave a comment! I really appreciate the views we get and I would like to pass that appreciation down onto the readers themselves. [Appreciation Skill +1]

Thank you my dear readers, I will be sure to post more ridiculous stories!

Now I will close with a picture to represent my happiness!

Suddenly....HAPPINESS!


-Neverhitboxes

Since wordpress won’t allow us to edit themes or let us be creative in anyway without demanding our precious pennies- we are stuck using this theme and system (which sucks is ok, for now). Since we will be posting lots of links and pictures, don’t freak out if you don’t see anything in our posts on the front page. You have to actually click on the post to see all of it and the content. We will embed all our pictures and videos, so you don’t have to be redirected to another site- unless its a link to something (duh)  or if there was no way we could embed it. So sit back and enjoy the awesome content we will be feeding you!

Don’t understand? Then you are this animal.

Snail
^Thats a snail……..snails are fast slow. Thats you. Slow.

Woot!