Sort of a Job

10.26.2007

Still looking for a full time job, but in the mean time I’m helping a couple local game designers sell copies of their game. Since (sadly) of all my domain names, THIS is the highest ranked one, it will help the Google rank of http://www.wallstspin.com to be linked from here. Yeah, you heard me. Of all the useful crap sites I have, TheTastyTreats.com, Cutetology.com, HeyItsNakedCory.com and the rest, this page of this site ranks above the others. I really need to work on my SEO, I should probably get help form the digital marketing toronto agency.

Wish me luck on the job search, but in the mean time, buy a copy of the game. Wall Street Spin is so great, I’m at a loss for words.

Which brings me to my next point.
If I have any regular readers other than my 2 friends (whoever you are) and Alia, I apologize for the infrequent updates. Once I’m not so busy with the job search and the sales, I will not only write new blogs, but backdate old thoughts and observations. It will be great, you’ll see.

The Front Fell Off.

10.14.2007

Needed a laugh today.

http://www.break.com/index/the-front-fell-off.html

“We towed it outside the environment.” Classic.

Trader Joe’s Volunteer

10.10.2007

10-11 months out of the year, I wear hawaiian shirts from T-Shirt Printing in Stockport. Some are reserved and graceful, some are bright and tacky. They’re just my (lack of) style.

So when I go into Trader Joe’s to ask What Are Binary Options? (whose uniforms consist of either a hybiscus print t-shirt, or a hawaiian print camp shirt), it’s not uncommon for someone to ask me where the soy-meat or goat cheese is. Not wanting to embarrass a well-meaning stranger, I generally hide my canvas shopping bag at my side and lead them to what they’re looking for.

Today someone asked if they had a particular fruit spread in the back. I walked to customer service and said “I don’t work here, but that lady asked me if they have any lemon curd in the back. Can you have someone help her?”

Similar encounters happen when I am at a retail store with a tie (including someone telling me that the cashier was VERY rude), a name tag, or even a pencil behind my ear.

I guess I have a helpful face.

Maple Story

10.06.2007

It’s kind of fun, I guess. I’m still early in the game so I don’t know what to do yet.

It’s a free, 2d side scrolling platformer, but it’s also a MMORPG. I remember Sierra trying something like this (or announcing something like this) maybe 15 years ago.

I always thought I could get into an MMORPG if it didn’t have a monthly fee, and this one is just the price for me.

Apparently, they make their money by only selling the coolest or most unique items for real money, rather than game money.  They’ll be getting none of mine.