September 29th, 2010. Filed under: Blog
To all who care, yes you.
I am announcing that I will turn this blog into my personal lifestream. For an example of what a lifestream is, look at your Facebook wall. I will still blog every now and then, just not as often (which is exactly why I’m doing this). I will also be dropping the name “Life is Just” as it was used to serve as a blog title and the site is no longer a blog.
This will be the biggest revamp since I started using WordPress instead of Dreamweaver many years ago. Oddly enough, my lifestream will still be powered by WordPress. WordPress is awesome, shut up.
As my priorities in life evolve, so must the purpose of my domain.
July 31st, 2010. Filed under: In a day
For some of you who don’t know, I’m a wannabe competitive scrabbler. My participation in the Malaysian Scrabble Association National Championships 2010 would mark my return to the world of competitive scrabble after a year-long hiatus. Naturally, I would do all the training I can beforehand and hope for the best.
Upon arrival, I was informed that the turnout of Intermediate players was too small to play amongst themselves; we would have to play with the Masters (and place among ourselves at the end of the tournament). That’s when the nightmare began.
Not only was I severely outmatched, I ran into an uncanny string of bad luck. It is bad enough to be the losing player to the highest-scoring game of the tournament, it happened twice: two players scored the high game of 619 against me.
Sure, I’m playing with Masters, what would I expect? Unfortunately, my spread (cumulative score) was pretty low, that it meant the difference between me in 5th place (out of 7 intermediate players) and 3rd place as we have the same number of wins.
Bingoes that I have placed:
SALIVATE, SPARRED, POPULAR, LICENSES, SHRIVEL, THREADS
I can’t remember the other half.
Well, my rating stands at 1534 as of date. In all likelihood, I will be MIA for a year and my rating will disappear again.
May 31st, 2010. Filed under: In a day
This is the first Monday since I quit my job.
Oh by the way, I quit my job.
Getting things done never felt this good.
Stay tuned for awesomeness.
May 10th, 2010. Filed under: Blog
Yeah, the fight scenes are cool and Rob D is a delight as usual. But I won’t forgive plotholes, especially if there so many of them in the same movie.
Here I shall list some, in no particular order. Lame answers in italics.
*Warning: there be spoilers*
1. How did James Rhodes get access to Tony Stark’s lab and to wearing the suit?
Maybe Jarvis let him?
2. How can James Rhodes fit into the suit when it was built for Tony’s body?
Maybe the Iron Man suit is just awesome that way?
3. How did James Rhodes know how to use and fly the suit on the first try?
4. How did James Rhodes take off the suit after flying it to the US Army camp? There were no robotic arms! Plus, it was even intact after he took it off! How did they know how to assemble/disassemble it?
5. Why did they allow Justin Hammer to make modifications to the Iron Man suit when the US Army has canceled their relationship with his company?
6. Why did the War Machine appear in Justin Hammer’s presentation when it is the property of the US Army?
7. Why did Pepper Pots and Natalie Rushman attend Justin Hammer’s presentation?
Because it is still part of the Stark Expo?
8. What purpose did Tony Stark’s company serve? Didn’t he shut down the weapons division and blew up the arc reactor in the first movie? It seems that the only work Pepper Pots did as CEO is to take care of Tony Stark’s property and scheduling.
9. How did Tony Stark leave his house without being detected by Agent Coulson?
10. If keeping Tony Stark at home is so important, why was Agent Coulson suddenly reassigned without a replacement?
Maybe the “incident after the credits” was far more important and they became shorthanded?
11. Howard Stark wanted the secret undiscovered element to change the world by using it as a power source. Why did Tony Stark keep it to himself?
To prevent other people from building their own Iron Man suits?
12. Why didn’t Justin Hammer see the potential in the many miniature arc reactor cores that Ivan built other than the purposes of powering the armored combat robots?
Maybe all he wanted is to just put Tony Stark to shame and nothing else?
13. How did Ivan build his final Whiplash suit without Justin Hammer noticing?
14. Why did Ivan ask for his bird when he is eventually happy with the ‘wrong’ one the Justin Hammer provided him anyway? And how did Justin Hammer find out the exact species of the bird?
15. How did SHIELD find out about his Palladium poisoning? *Courtesy of Kevin Khoo*
Maybe Natalie Rushman spied on him?
16. How did SHIELD find out how to temporary cure his Palladium poisoning? Heck, how did they even know that Tony can find the answer in Howard Stark’s old stuff when the real answer is in the scale model?
17. How did Tony Stark buy the doughnuts in his suit without his wallet?
Maybe they gave him the doughnuts out of admiration? Or maybe he has his wallet in his suit?
Yeah, I’m anal like that. I bet none of you can find anymore plotholes other than these.