Month: May 2008

Twitter Spam

Is there a word for Twitter spam? Is it “SPIM” like in the Instant Messenger world? Over the past week or two, I’ve received a healthy dose of random, obviously commercial, spammers asking me to follow them on Twitter. And its getting annoying. From listening to TWIT, I know that there is a big competition in the Twitter world to get the most “followers”. I’m all for legitimately building up a following for your own personal Twitter soapbox, but please, don’t force it down people’s throats.

Pinball Wizards

Yesterday I drove out to Allentown, PA with my brother-in-law to go to the Pinball Wizards convention. This was heaven for gamers young and old, as for $15, you could walk into the convention hall and play any pinball game, any video game, for as long as you wanted. They had some amazing old pinball games, as well as some modern sleek versions. They also had classic stand up games like Ms. Pac Man, Frogger, and Galaga. Not only was it a place to play games, but people in the pinball trade were actually there selling parts like the lights, the bumpers, old pinball boxes that needed restoration, and everything else related to pinball games. Overall, a cool day and I’m looking forward to going again next year.

Manny Being Manny

As the Red Sox’ Manny Ramirez approaches the 500 HR plateau, the Boston Globe has a really interesting graphic demonstration of where Manny has hit all of his homeruns over the course of his career. When I look at this, the thing that impresses me the most and illustrates just what an amazing hitter he is, is the stunningly even distribution of his homeruns to the different parts of the field. It appears that there is a slight skew of his homers to left field, (which is logical being that he’s a right handed hitter) but it is only slight. Its just Manny being Manny.