June 19th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Ryan

DragAMouse is my second iPhone App and it went on sale yesterday in the App Store.  I got the idea for this app from my 2 year old daughter who could operate the ‘slide to unlock’ function on my phone.  She wanted to play the games that the older kids were playing but those games were to complicated for her age.  She had fun anyway, but I thought it would be nice if there was a game more on her level.  Something that was simple to operate and didn’t involve complex logic or strategy.

This game is intended for toddlers and very young children.  I don’t expect that there would be any entertainment value whatsoever for older children or adults, it was just a simple concept designed only to entertain and occupy the little ones.

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Random Rant

May 5th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Ryan

Here’s a few random things that have been on my mind that don’t fit anywhere else, so I’ll just spit them out here.

Redbox I am done with you. It seemed like a good idea at first, but now I’ve had enough.  Waiting in line to rent a movie isn’t fun, but you know what’s worse? Waiting in line to return a movie.  My personal favorite is systematically starting at the Redbox closest to my house and working outward to find one that is not out of order and not “full” and not inside a store that is closed to be able to return my movie and then having to wait in line just to put the movie in the slot. It’s been fun but Netflix is my friend now.

SuperMediaStore is having a contest to give away an iPad.  The winner is to be chosen at random from all of the entries received during the month.  The winner for April still hasn’t been selected though because they received “over 13,000 entries in total! still sorting thru entries”. I wasn’t aware that a randomly selected drawing required any “sorting thru”, and the funny thing about computers is that they can select a random number pretty fast. It’s their contest and they can run it however they want, it just disturbs me as a programmer.  I wonder if I’ve disqualified myself from being the “random” winner with this post?

MegaTokyo I ordered a t-shirt 7 days ago and the order is still “processing”.  Really?

Milk If they can figure out exactly to the day when my milk will go bad, why are all of the above having so many problems?

Pork Whoever thought it was a good idea to use pigs for anything besides bacon was WRONG

Lost I’m watching this show for the first time and I’m currently in season 4.  I’m totally hooked and think the show is fantastic but seriously WHAT is going on?!

Can you count on water?

May 4th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Ryan

In previous attempts to save money, I’ve brought 2-liter bottles of Mountain Dew to work. The only problem was that I could never count on there actually being ice in the ice machine. Today in an effort to be more healthy, I was just going to drink water. Turns out I can’t even count on water coming out of the drinking fountain to fill up my bottle. How pathetic is it that I can’t even count on having WATER at work?


April 22nd, 2010 / No Comments » / by Ryan

Ok, so the votes are all in and I think we all agree that I am not a “blogger”.  Not to worry though, because I’ve already come to that discovery and it is being considered in my plans to redesign the site.


December 4th, 2009 / No Comments » / by Ryan

The traffic to my site is considerably higher today, no doubt because I was selected as one of the winners of the Xbox drawing over at dooce.com.  Blender, that’s me.  I’ve been hiding online behind the anonymity of ‘blender’ for years, but I guess the cat is out of the bag now. It doesn’t matter now anyway. I only really cared back in the day when I did tech support and participated in our support forums as a tech and as a normal user, that way I could give “unofficial” solutions to problems that weren’t really supported by the company. Anyway, I just wanted to say hi to all the new visitors. I haven’t received my confirmation email about the Xbox yet, but I wanted to drop a thanks in advance to Dooce and Blurb for the opportunity and also thanks for the years of entertainment they have provided.

UPDATE: If any of you are visiting this site to find out if you are the only one that hasn’t received your confirmation email, rest assured that you are not alone.  I’m told that they are looking into it.

UPDATE (12/08/2009):  Confirmation email arrived!