Yeah, you know I’m in a weird mood when I deliberately misspell 4/5 words in the title. Either that, or I couldn’t be bothered to think of any other relatively relevent and/or amusing titles :)
Today The Broken was on the front page of slashdot. It always amuses me when I see things on slashdot that I discovered weeks ago. Like I told Chris the first time I watched these videos, they are strangely entertaining, but mostly uninformative to anyone who’s been playing with computers for a while. Of course- that’s to be expected.
Just like the “Dark Tips” on The Screensavers are suited to a more general wanna-be-techie crowd (d00D!1!11 i kan git m00sik 4 fr33!!11 i r teh 1337!!11!) this too is suited to the crowd of people who think they know more about computers than they really do (I know, because I’ve been there). The Broken is worse than “Dark Tips” though, because in addition to presenting decidedly non-secret information, it pretends to be underground. Which is a bit sad. Sad and amusing because I’m sure lots of people believe it.
Don’t get me wrong- I like The Broken . It entertains me. And The Screensavers is probably my favorite currently-being-produced TV show. Even though the knowledge Kevin presents may be common to anyone with sufficient sysadmin (or console modding) experience, I don’t know all of it (i r n00b). Anyway, I like Kevin. I have a feeling he really does know more than he lets on in these shows, but only says what can be said to the general public without causing too much damage. I mean, the script kiddies who eat this shit up are the exact people you don’t want knowing how to really crack into systems at large, right? Besides, Kevin’s cute for a geeky guy ;) (And yes, I know he’s taken. I also know he’s a TV personality and therefore the chances are against me ever seeing him in real life)
Long story short (too late). I think The Broken is fun, but it’s no 2600 (and that’s probably for the best, given the intended audience). And kevin rocks.
In other randomness (that poses as news on occassion), I recieved my copy of Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Assault today (hence the “Rebell Asphault” in the title- see? It fit!). This. Game. Rocks. It’s hard, but it’s beautiful, fun, and exceptionally true to the movies. Sure, I’ve only gotten a few stages in (I did say it’s hard), but its already made me anxious for the original (albeit tainted [Han shot first!]) trilogy to come out on DVD. I’m also eager for Chris to get home, so I can test out the multiplayer shizzy. Oh, yeeeeaaaaah. :D