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7Dec 11Yesterday Finland celebrated its 94th Independence Day. And like every Independence Day, the president held a big feast in her palace with the whole nation following a live broadcast. Well... mostly women criticizing the dresses the quests are wearing. One of the more interesting dresses was worn by the wife of Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio. Teija Vesterbacka's one-shouldered evening gown, designed by Katri Niskanen, was completely orange, except for a face of an Angry Bird decorating the top of the dress.
For an evening gown featuring Angry Birds you could even call it... classy.
29Aug 11As you might remember, my PC started acting up several months ago. In May, it finally gave up, and I've spent the summer focusing on other things such as work, my girlfriend and of course summer events. Even though I spent most of the summer working, I participated in some of the most memorable events of my life. Or how does Kaljakellunta sound to you? The basic idea is to grab anything that floats, get aboard and float along a river all day long - drinking beer of course.
Anyway, last week I bought a new rig (specs below) and while I was at it, I grabbed a 27'' Asus screen as well. Everything runs and looks great, but the only problem is that games don't look that much better than on my old PC. When are there going to be games that actually take advantage of the new hardware? Developers already skipped Dx10 - I wonder if the same is happening to 11.
Asus Sabertooth P67 Rev 3.0 motherboard
Intel Core i5 2500k CPU
8Gb 1600Mhz DDR3 RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
1Tb Samsung HD103SJ (plus my old 500Gb Samsung HD501LJ)
Asus Xonar DG soundcard
Antec Sonata III case
And I sure have plenty of catching up to do. Here's a complete list of games I bought during the Steam summer sale:
AI War: Fleet Commander, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Eschalon: Book 2, Crayon Physics Deluxe Gridrunner Revolution, Killing Floor, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Left 4 Dead 2, Magicka, Monday Night Combat, Penny Arcade Ep 1 and 2, Port Royale 2, Quake Collection, Space Giraffe, Tropico 3, Wings of Prey, Zen Bound 2, Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum, X3: Terran Conflict, Just Cause 2, Sanctum, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Worms Reloaded
After that I've also bought Dirt 3, The Witcher 2 and Deus Ex Human Revolution so I definitely won't run out of games to play!
20May 11A few hours ago I received an email from EA Customer Service with details about my long forgotten EA Account. That's great - too bad the last time I requested the forgotten password was in 2007 when I bought Command & Conquer 3. I've always hated the EA Account service - I've somehow always managed to forget my account information and ended up making a new account for every game - then I ran out of email accounts. I don't usually forget my account information, but with EA I've always had to use the most random usernames. Whatever I usually use (RK-Mara, Marawara, Psyman) are already in use, and I have to add random numbers to the end. Then several months later when I try to play my next EA game online, there's no way to remember what the random numbers were. After C&C3 I just gave up and never played an EA RTS online again.
But thank you EA for solving my problems 4 years later!
In other news, Finland won the Hockey World Championship last Sunday. The tournament might not be a big thing to Americans, but it's a huge thing in Europe - or at least in the few hockey playing countries. Finns have gone completely berserk after butchering our archrival Sweden 6-1 in the final. Just look at this goal by 19-year-old Mikael Granlund in the semifinals against Russia. And this is Helsinki right after the victory. Shows what a hockey crazy country we are. First HIFK won the Finnish Championship after 13 years and now we are World Champions after a 16 year hiatus. Feels good.
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Another rather easy speed run.
Speed run of the easiest game ever.
From L'elisir D'amore, performed by Placido Domingo.
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