Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Skype in 2007

Capitalizing on its hugely successful promotional campaign which enabled users to make free call in the US and Canada, Skype has announced a 12-month plan for unlimited phone calls for under US $30.

via: betanews

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

May your cup overfloweth

I came across open culture via a recent gHacks post. It has a number of educational podcasts from around the world. Definitely worth a look.

Monday, December 11, 2006

CREAMaid Update

Undeterred by my previous failure to cash-in on the CREAMaid bandwagon, I recently posted about my "strongest competitive video game memory". This time I received the following congratulatory response:


Your post "Glory Days!"

has been invited to appear on the Conversation:
"TeamCompete asks: "What is your Strongest Competitve Video Game memory?""
Your post will be syndicated to the widgets included
inside each of the participating posts.

I received this and a follow-up e-mail regarding the status of my royalty payment the same day. Having checked my Paypal account, I can now confirm the legitimacy of the CREAMaid service. Blog on.


Friday, December 08, 2006

Glory Days!

I love video games. My favorite would have to be Sid Meier's classic, Civilization. In college my friends and I would play Civ III in multi-player mode in marathon sessions, some lasting more that 36 hours. It was insane. Fortunately for me, though, the tales of how these games transpired mattered more than who actually won.
Since graduation, our gaming group has spread out across three continents but we still manage game or two each year, albeit only for only a few hours nowadays. So, what has gaming taught me: Don't live to game. Game to live.


Monday, December 04, 2006

DigitalJournal Update 2

So, after one month as a digitaljournal contributor, I've managed seven posts, and a handful of comments, earning $0.54 out of a $1,500 pot. Seeing as I need to accrue at least $10.00 to even be remunerated, I better start participating more vigorously.