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Mushroom Kingdom Computer Lab

March 16th, 2009 by Tara

Categories: Miscellaneous, Random

My job comes with me being in charge of a youth computer lab. After some training today, I decided to go with a theme for my lab. At first, I intended to do something related to classical music and their composers. Then I decided on a Nintendo theme, but that proved to be way too broad. Finally, I decided on a Mario theme. 😀

My computer lab is called the “Mushroom Kingdom”, and I named seven computers in the lab the following: Mario, Luigi, Toad, Peach, Bowser, Wario, and Yoshi. I even made a banner that says, “Welcome to the Mushroom Kingdom, made binder covers with Goombas, Mario, and Luigi on them, and even an upkeep log sheet with the goombas. I enjoyed doing this. Of course, I’m nowhere near done, but it’s a start!


Cute Link Charaben and Wiimote Cake

January 25th, 2009 by Tara

Categories: Miscellaneous, Random, Wii

Click! (Cat, this is really for you.)

Charaben are bentos made to look like characters — or so says my deduction skills. This one features Link from Zelda series. It’s too darn cute! So cute, I don’t think I’d want to even touch because I’d hate to ruin the masterpiece!

And also, click for a Wiimote cake. It’s pretty big . . .


something nintendo webcomic witty title

January 11th, 2009 by Mike

Categories: Miscellaneous, Random

Brawl in the Family.

Just an amusing Nintendo related web comic I stumbled across last week.



Mario Kart Love Song

December 13th, 2008 by Tara

Categories: Miscellaneous, Random

Click here.

I am not going to look at Mario Kart the same way ever. Despite that, this is a pretty neat song!


A Pirate’s Dilemma

December 2nd, 2008 by zohar

Categories: Random

I think the most legitimate excuse for someone to pirate a game is that they wouldn’t buy it in the first place. But I wonder how true that statement really is?

This doesn’t apply to just games. Obviously it extends to songs, movies, software, etc. I know all of you who use Adobe Photoshop didn’t actually buy it. And most of someone’s music collection, probably all ripped. But without the choice of pirating something, how much would you really spend on all this stuff? And if no one pirated music, would iPods and MP3 players be as popular as they are today? (Side note: if every MP3 had DRM, I think Zune would be beating the crap of the iPod simply because they have a subscription service model.)

I think it’s getting to a point where piracy actually makes something more popular. Let’s think about areas where piracy is most rampant… China, India, Russia, etc. Because the people there really can’t afford software at the retail price. But once again… is it hurting the creator? Those Chinese tofu stand owners could probably live with a bootlegged Bluray copy of High School Musical 3, but could they live without Windows, or Office?

With game piracy getting more and more widespread, especially for the portable systems, I wonder how much the gaming world is going to change because of it. I was talking to a friend the other day, and he told me his 8-year old cousin or something had a DS flash cart. Damn, that’s young to be pirating. But it is for good, or for evil… ?

Yawn. Tired. Thinking too much.

(P.S. Let me know if this is against the rules of this blog.)