Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Last year when I played McDonald's Monopoly online I noticed a bug. When you entered a code and the site crashed, your code became lost and unusable. After a year you think they would have fixed this issue.
Their website is still very twitchy and prone to crashes, and its funny how if you enter a invalid code it picks it up right-a-way. But, if the code is valid and you have to sign in, sometimes the screen just hangs forcing you to have to close out and start over hoping you code wasn't entered. Another catch are the coupon codes they tell you to enter. Now tell me, how can you enter a 12 digit code in a 10 digit slot? Am I doing something wrong? Or has McDonald's duped us all again?
Posted by Dark Truths at 2:17 PM
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Ok. What she did was just plain stupid. I'll give you that. But why is is now that we have to think about what we are wearing before we go anywhere. Have our basic freedoms been whittled away to this already? They can tap our phone lines without prejudice, they can tell us what we can and cannot do, they can treat us like terrorists in the name of "National Security" and there is nothing that we can do about it. Just get back in line and shut the hell up.
A bomber who is motivated to do an atrocity like 9/11 isn't going to walk up to a customer service attendant and ask when the next flight is due. They did not need to use the level of force that they did on her. And I feel this is just another media tactic to keep people scared and compliant.
You can read the rest of the article here.
Posted by Dark Truths at 4:34 PM
Monday, October 8, 2007
My wife and I recently took my 1 year old son to Toys'R Us to see about getting him something educational. Almost immediately we were bombarded with a deluge of items ranging from Interactive Software to toys that seem to be able to play all by themselves. Child not needed! As we made our ways through the aisle choosing Toy A and then comparing it to Toy B and then finding a Toy XYZ, it became very apparent that, while all these hi-tech toys were fantastic and fun to have, they, as well as the other electronic toys that my son has played with and cast aside already in his one year of life, would be played with for a day if not a week and then ignored. Frustrated and tired, we headed toward the exit. On the way we happened on a box containing a bucket with different shapes carved on the lid and several multishaped blocks.
Why did we buy it? Because my son liked it from the start. So much so, that he carried one of the blocks with him through the mall later on that day. It was a cheap toy. Only $10. But I know he's going to be playing with them for a while and we won't have to worry about him choking on a small piece. Or he opened the battery compartment and now he has a battery in his mouth and, oh, no! "Is a battery missing?" Or he threw it out of his playpen and now its broken.
Posted by Dark Truths at 2:28 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Yeah, I watched it. The jokes were very blatant and dull. But being a Tuesday I guess is the best time slot for it because there is really nothing else on TV anyway. To borrow a term from the Warcraft crew, it was a grind. Something to have on in the background while you're washing dishes, doing laundry, etc. The real tears came after on Carpoolers, which really should have been called Office Space Redux. Same feel but hollow characters. I didn't make it through that one. I must have fell asleep. Thanks ABC. Now I remember why I stopped watching your channel.
Posted by Dark Truths at 3:52 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Leave it to me to be the last one on the internet to have a blog. Even though, technically, for the past 10 years Dark Truths has been a blog-of-sorts. I tried the whole blog thing a few years ago and didn't really like the format. Then there would be the occasional idiot who would flame the site and I'd end up getting so ticked off I'd say "To Hell with the whole thing." and that would be that. Not that I let others win out, I just find that now I have more pressing issues to contend with than chasing after an idiot who attacks in prose. That is where administrative editing comes in.
But, to make a long story short, this will be the new blog for Dark Truths. Post, if you like. Nothing has really changed except for the venue. I still accept stories and poetry for the website. This is just a format that will be alot easier for me to post into if something comes to mind.
Posted by Dark Truths at 4:39 PM