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I am Andreas. Day time programmer and technical consultant. Night time musician and game developer.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Starforce. Again.

http://www.boingboing.net/2006/01/31/starforce_threatens_.html

Am i the only one that think starforce ought to fire their PR manager? This is probably the worst PR a developer can get; it portrays them as boisterous, cowardly and illegitimate. It's tempting to say they seem wilfully corrupt.

Star-force, as copy protection, is true evidence that "by all means necessary" doesn't apply to customer relations. I've had more shit with starforce games than any other i own, ranging from complete dysfunction to serious annoyance (The 4 minute boot time for Splintercell chaos theory for instance). I'm confused as to what publishers believe they are achieving with this, because frankly, now, i wish i hadn't bought Splintercell PC and gone for the XBOX version.

It sucks installing a game and discovering starforce. At the very least these games need a big effin starforce logo on the box that tells you it's in there, because it's a huge detractor from the software.

Starforce is the best copy protection out there, but it's "best" in the same way that cutting off your hand might save your arm from gangrene.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Spam avant garde

I know i'm sounding like a broken record right now, but look at this:

"usefull start borrow
by reply type
somewhere put work
use look buy
Be sleep reply
him sing cancel
must want cough
must wakeup watch
sleep travel hear
An make finish
open think rain"

Now how does something like that occur

Saturday, January 21, 2006

More spam

"Your nickname 1s a tortoise because of being so slow and late. Be a
cheetah with Replica Classic watches.
Cool watches are not fantasy anymore, with invention of Replica Classic
watches they became reality."

It's almost poetry isn't it

Friday, January 20, 2006

Ok, so

This fell into my mailbox today. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did:

"Sperm@m@x is your key to @mazing chicks.
When you cum with Spermamax, your bed looks
11ke a little is1and drowning in the 0cean 0f your sperm.
You want a girl, then try Spermamax.
You want a boy, then try Spermamax,
you want twins, then try Spermamax."

I dunno about you, but i'm definitely getting Spermamax.