Nintendo Revolution – for the faint of heart

The fine folks over at Engadget(One of my twice daily work reads) and Joystiq did an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, the genius behind the Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong franchises, to name a few. They asked him questions, mostly about Nintendogs, but the one thing that that came out of this interview that was still left up to speculation up until now was the existence of a traditional or “classic” controller for the Revolution as Nintendo is one of the most beloved consoles for adults and kids, among other toys as cars and the little clubhouse diy wood playhouse as well. In Miyamoto’s own words:

From our perspective the Revolution controller is the new controller, everything else is now the classic controller. And with this expansion, you’ll be able to have a classic controller that expands the functionality of the core unit. … We’ve got something that would be very similar in style and form to the Wave Bird already complete. … We’ve retained all the functionality of the classic-style controller, so that people who are familiar with games and familiar with that style of game play are going to be able to have the types of experiences that they’re expecting, on top of all of these new experiences that they’ve never imagined before.

Nintendo Revolution, Shigeru Miyamoto

Rubik’s Cube

The obsession of the week is a blast from the past: Rubik’s Cube. I don’t actually own a Rubik’s Cube, but I’ve put one on my masterwish and kicked up its priority to I must have it.

I’m not saying that I want to play with a Rubik’s Cube more then I want to play WoW, but between calls at work I’ve been playing with a flash version. I’ve even tried to cheat, but I still have problems with the last couple of steps. I’m sure my skill would improve more quickly with the shiny plastic version.

Sweet new chair

UPDATE As of 9/12/05, these chairs have returned to their original pricing, and are not such a sweet deal.

Last time I mentioned things I was purchasing, I caught flak from Mike D for promoting my place of work, but this time the product I just bought it from an organization that I have no vested interest in.

My cube neighbor Steve and I ordered Furniture At Work® Hampton Leather Executive Chair from Office Depot. Order 2 and you qualify for free shipping. Use the coupon code 45036047 and you get an extra $20 off, so if you have a friend who wants one, you can pick it up for $30 each – shipped.

The current status of the order says it will be delivered tomorrow. Everyone I’ve spoken with thinks this date is highly suspect, and I’ll agree with them unless I get sent a tracking number tonight. Either way, I’ll post some (and by some, I mean one because I’m lazy) picture(s) and might mention if it’s comfy later on.

Office Chair, Furniture, Office Depot

Opera Turns 10

From /. [Slashdot.org] Opera, my favorite web browser, is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary. As part of their celebration, you can get a free registration code. If you’re worried about privacy, you can just give them a fake email address and copy the code off the confirmation screen.

I guess I can take Opera off my Master Wish List [MasterWish.com]

More Info

Opera, Web Browsers, Computer Software

New Computer

Arriving today:

The box needs a bit more RAM and I’ll be throwing a higher end graphics card in it at some point (but with DVI on the motherboard, my only real complaint is shared video memory), but I’ve already got a DVD burner, so no worries about the base CD-ROM drive.

Work can can not end too quickly.

UPDATE 11:56am – The machine arrived and is in working order. I ran Dead Pixel Buddy and display seems to be perfect. I snapped a picture of it setup on my desk at work (which is it’s temporary location until 5:30pm):

Firefly: Serenity – part 2

The second episode of Joss Whedon’s Fireflytonight at 7pm EST on the the Sci-Fi channel. In Serenity – part 2 the we learn more about the naked woman found in the crate at the end of the last episode, how business is done on the outer planets, and what goes bump in the night in outer space. Fort hose of you who missed the first episode, you’re in luck: Sci-Fi will be re-airing Serenity – part 1 at 6pm – right before part 2.

Just 63 days until Serenity, the movie based on Firefly hits the theaters.

Firefly, Sci-fi, Serenity, Joss Whedon