When I started playing games on my iPhone, I found a little cluster of them from a company called PlayMesh. If you've ever seen or played the Mafia games on Facebook, you know the type of games they offer. Start a player, build stats, and attack other players. Run missions, collect money. PlayMesh offers a variety of themes around that same model. Mafia, Robots, Racing, a format for everyone.
Last week, Warhammer Online went gold, and I thought I'd give it a try. A friend of mine was playing it and I wanted to join him while everyone was low level and the game was new. So Friday evening I tried to obtain the game using Direct2Drive. It was a failfest.
They declined my transaction, and their faq stated that I should check my account balance, and maybe call my bank. So, I called my credit card company, they confirmed that my account was in good standing. They also let me know that no charges had been attempted in the last 24 hours. No authorization attempts were sent by direct2drive. The #@!$?
I just hit the upload button on Flickr Uploader, they'll take awhile because there are a lot of them. Some of these pictures my friend Matt took, especially the ones I'm actually in. Can you find my least favorite picture? Matt's good at bad candids ha ha. No really, I had fun that day, was neat seeing so many people showing up with their various meats. This kind of stuff makes me smirk, do you think the PETA organizers realize they actually caused more beef and pork to be consumed that day?
I watched Fox news that night, they had about 2 minutes of coverage. Connie Randi was there , she was explaining their goal for the event. Quote: "We figured if we put it with a person, they would understand it, they could see that, they don't understand meat being wrapped but maybe they'd understand with a person.". Look lady, I've been on the slaughter floor, I know it's flesh, I know it's delicious. I'm pretty sure everyone everywhere understands where meat comes from. I've watched the hides come off, they slice up real nice.
Anyways, here are the photos.
When I got home from work I found my PPC-6700 to be dead. It seems it was a drowning victim, forgotten in a sea of pants put through a spin cycle by my oh so helpful girlfriend. It's so dead it won't even flicker on anymore. I have it sitting in a box with a hair dryer on it as I write this, but I don't think there is any saving it. 130 or so contacts lost, that's the real kick in the pants. Just a note: Sprint doesn't offer "contacts backup" services like some other carriers, or so I was told about a couple months ago when my phone was run over on the highway and survived somehow.
So I guess I'm stuck, I hate the PPC-6800, the "Mogul", basically every other phone sprint offers, I hate. I am not an iPhone fan, and Sony's uber-bar isn't out yet. I think I'll cut my services back to basic no-data and buy a cheap "phone phone" for now.
Recent events lead me to believe that I may be a queued up victim of identity theft. I signed up for LifeLock today, I'm just "that guy", I tend to worry about things I can't control, and I sure as hell can not control thieves. The signup process was quick and easy, and it's only $9 a month. Whenever a company receives a request to open credit in my name they are required to call my phone to validate the transaction. It's a pretty simple concept, and it seems like it should be this way automatically ( by default ).