Man, it’s not been a good night in these here parts. First, the trains out of the city were shut down because some guy killed himself on the BART line. Then a rather large earthquake hit San Jose. (I was standing on the ground floor when it struck, which was a strange new experience for me — my knees buckled and the ground felt like it had suddenly become lumpy.) Between the rail suicide and the temblor, San Francisco seems determined to be Tokyo tonight. Once Godzilla strides out of the ocean, we’ll be set.
Oh, yeah. Also, due to a studio scheduling conflict we weren’t able to record Retronauts tonight after all. Not for lack of interest, I might add.
Anyway, now that I’ve almost certainly offended someone somewhere by saying something that could be misconstrued as me callously mocking tragedy, let’s talk about my Leopard install. It was also a tragedy! Not a “significant earthquake” type tragedy, mind you. Just an “Oops, I guess I didn’t scrub my system well enough to avoid that known installation conflict after all” kind of thing. (Turns out Leopards hate APEs.) Buuuut after a clean reinstall, my computer is back to running just lovely, thanks. Better than before, in fact, aside from some of the weird new OS quirks that I’ll have to adjust to. And to commemorate my clean new system, I’ve installed a clean new piece of desktop art, which also has the side effect of making me hope Bionic Commando hurries up on its way to Virtual Console. Dang it.
Also! I’ve reviewed Mega Man ZX Advent. I only mention this out of sympathy — the world’s general lack of interest in the game (while perfectly understandable) really seems sort of sad given that this is the series’ 20th anniversary. It’s a busy autumn and Advent might actually be the most irrelevant-to-the-zeitgeist entry in the series ever. It’s actually pretty good, though! Assuming you can still stomach the thought of Mega Man.