Halo3 and Life Lessons

PicktheBrain has the 7 Life Lessons I Learned Playing Halo. Life has been good with the release of Halo 3.

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2Old2Play Halo3 Review

2Old2Play.com is a website for the older gamer like myself (even though I can talk smack with any 12 yr. old). Their review is straight forward and makes me wish I had taken vacation Tues and Wed. instead of just Wed.

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Halo3, is it that big of a deal?

Some are saying that Halo3 is the biggest game launch ever. Wired has a great article and pics on the Manhattan midnight release as well as some of the stats surrounding the game launch and pre-orders.

Also read what IGN has to say about Halo3.


The Eve of Halo3

If any of these links to Halo3 reviews or ads don't get ya hyped for tonight's midnight release, then don't bother gaming.


You CAN have da Mango!

I always thought that the SNL Mango skit was a little wackie, but yet slightly funny as SNL hosts fell in love with da Mango. TryMango.com is a foreign language tutorial site for 11 different languages with 103 tutorials per language...FOR FREE.

[via LifeHacker]

Early Birds are on the Rise

I dislike being stuck in rush hour traffic and have spent most of my adult life as an early commuter. USA Today is quoted by TreeHugger as saying "What we're seeing now is this tremendous amount of traffic even before 5 a.m. It seems there's a big lifestyle change here," says Alan Pisarski, author of a wide-ranging study on commuting in the USA".

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Halo3 - Getting Ready

Well I got my profile setup on Bungie.net again. For some reason it says that I have only been active since 9-20-2007, but yet it has all of my Halo2 stats. So to make it right, I just watched the Halo3 Hoedown.


International Talk Like a Pirate Day

The official ITLAPD site. Also check out this animated ITLAPD site.

[via CrunchGear]

MS Media Center and WebGuide

So I have been running ORB which is a free alternative to Tivo. The WebGuide seems like another great alternative to Tivo.

[via Engadget]


Help Fiona the Bulldog

"Meet Fiona! She is a 3 month old English Bulldog. Fiona was recently abandoned at a high kill shelter by her breeder who let this poor baby suffer in her own skin for her first 3 months of life without any kind of medical care. Her feet are swollen 3 times the normal size. They are so large and painful she can barely stand. She is very lethargic and her body is covered in pus and sores. Even though her system has been compromise due to the lack of care and treatment we will utilize every resource available to help this little girl make it. Our vet is taking aggressive action on her treatment. As of her intake date today he states her chance are 50/50. If she does respond to treatment it will be a long road of care and a few sleepless nights for her current foster parent. As usual we come to you the caring animal lovers. I know Fiona is not a basset but there is no way we could say no. Look at that face, Could you? So now we ask you to help lend a hand in Fionas care. Her treatment is aggressive and will be on going . We are in need of donations to help cover the vet bills.. Any amount will help."
- MySpace/FriendsOfFiona

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SplitReason Gamer Shirts

SplitReason has some pretty cool gamer t-shirts.

Some other cool online t-shirt sites are...

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The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog...and got a job.

JobFox is a job site like no other. Check out why JobFox says it works. This seems like the new style job site.

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The Ultimate Steal

Microsoft is offering Office Ultimate 2007 for $60 to college students until April 8, 2008. Sign-up for it now.

Office Ultimate 2007 includes:

  • Office Excel 2007
  • Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager
  • Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Office Word 2007
  • Office Access 2007
  • Office InfoPath 2007
  • Office Publisher 2007
  • Office OneNote 2007
  • Office Groove 2007

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All Recipes

I am not sure if they have ALL recipes, but they have had every recipe I have ever tried to find.

Backup, Backup Cause It's ON!

LifeHacker has a great survey on "Best online backup service?" and the user comments as always are pricele$$.

A few services and/or links I got from the user comments were:

  • Backup Review - for backup FAQs and ratings
  • Mozy - online backup service that allows you to specifiy YOUR encryption key
  • Carbonite - online backup service
  • MediaMax - Upto 25GB free online storage
  • FolderShare - backup and sharing utility for your LAN devices

[via LifeHacker]

A Wiki for Gamers: Wikia Gaming

You like to game and keep up on the gaming news, but would like it specialized per your gaming preferences? Wikia Gaming is the place to be for gaming articles.

I have selected the wiki sections pertaining to:

"Wikia is launching Wikia Gaming tonight, a collection of video game focused wikis. The sites contain over 250,000 articles on games already, on all major platforms. The World of Warcraft site is the largest single wiki, with 43,000 articles."

[via TechCrunch]


Interactive SMS T-Shirts

Needing a way to communicate with the world? Reactee is the new style of t-shirts.

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XBOX 360 ChatPad

So the XBOX 360 Messenger Kit has been available since 9-4-2007. Amazon has it on sale for $29.99. This is a pertinent piece of gear for Halo 3.


HowTo Meet New People

If you have an issue with meeting new people, then Stranger Rodeo is a technique that might work for you. Not many things I have seen lately have made me blow coffee through my nose, but this accomplished just that.


Keep Your Financial Woes from Spiraling

AARP has a common sense article on avoiding money traps. These tips seems like common sense, but is it common sense if you don't put it into practice?

[via LifeHacker]

Teach em' to Fish and Feed em' for Life

EmailStripper can help us make a better world. If you have ever wanted to send someone a forwarded email, but wanted it to be formatted and properly spaced, then EmailStripper is here to the rescue! This would also be helpful if EVERYONE would format that email that has been forwarded for the 100th time.

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Almost as Good as PB&J

Halo 3 and Mountain Dew Game Fuel collide in some pretty funny commercials.

Halo3...goood, GameFuel...goood !! Caffeine enriched gaming...GREAT!

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Breathing while exercising is important!

The POWERbreathe is a breathing apparatus that will help you improve your breathing muscles and air intake. I wonder if it could help me breathe through my nose better as I inhale donuts and coffee faster. ;-)

POWERbreathe.com has a series of articles about it's success and effectiveness among Ironman competitors.

[via SlashGear]


Can You Hear Me Now?

I have been sorta-kinda looking for a set of headphones with a microphone built in to game with. I came across the Audio Xtreme 360 Headphones at Fry's last night and blew a gift certificcate on them. They are incredible in 5.1 surround sound quality and ease of use with XBOX Live. Gaming and a newborn can coincide. ;-)

A more affordable solution is the Turtle Beach Ear Force AXT Ultimate Gaming Headphones, but you won't get quite the quality of surround sound.