Someone had their finger on the Fast Forward button on the time machine Friday. I know I wasn’t alone since I was in the elevator with three other colleagues that had a full day as well. So this is a Friday Fun written on Saturday and most of you will see this on Monday.
This week I'm wrapping up one opportunity and about to start down a new path. Rather than unload a bunch of techie news I thought it would be fun to travel back in time and remember the mid 2000's. You do know that Internet time is like ten times faster than dog years, right? I'll revisit a couple of old posts from 2006 with a fresh update on the strange but fascinating obsession by some to keep Space Invaders going.
If you know someone that actually thinks the graphics from the old Atari 2600 is gaming at its finest then you can wrap up the Playstation 3 or Nintendo Wii in wrapping paper with Space Invaders graphics on the paper. Luis, back in the old days we used to play games on a console with fake wood paneling. Oh, and those are switches and they really did work…most of the time.
Remember the Space Invaders wrapping paper? Who knew there was a whole cottage industry around the classic game? I’m always on the lookout for some great cufflinks…just kidding. I’m looking for some new coasters for the office. Perhaps I should bust out a jean jacket from the high school days and add some buttons. Ahh, the perfect birthday gift for my non-gamer wife! I can’t read Japanese but I’m sure Bob will want eAdvantage and e-Events ready soon enough, but until then I’ll dream about this alarm clock. I was thinking though, our master bedroom could really use something…unique. Since I mentioned the fresh kicks from Converse there must be some shoes out there and sure enough here they are! Of course you can find t-shirts and tape. All because the game is now 25 years old, all things old are new again.
Perhaps you thought I was going for some sort of Mazda reference but you'd be wrong. The zoom reference is related to Google's decision to get higher resolution detail when you zoom in on Google Maps. Google isn't the only one that does this sort of thing so below you'll find some other services that provide greater detail.
Short work weeks just make the remaining days in the week that much more intense don't they? Looking ahead to the weekend involves indoor soccer, serving breakfast to our neighbors and hopefully some quality time by the pool.