The History of Microsoft – 1999: The Series Finale!

I’ve been watching most of the The History of Microsoft episodes. It’s very interesting to watch, but the series is now come to an end. The year is 1999.

1999 was the year Internet Explorer 5.0 got released. It’s amazing that it took a whole 10 year to get to version 8 of IE. We got Office 2000, which I still use and it works perfect for my needs. We also got Windows 98 Second Edition, I still have an old computer running on it. ’99 was also the year of The Matrix, one of the best movies ever made. It was also the first movie I bought on DVD.

If you haven’t watch all the episodes of The History of Microsoft, go to channel9.msdn.com and download them, it’s well worth a look.

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Review: The IT Crowd v3.0

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I really liked season 1 and season 2 of The IT Crowd. I’m happy say that season 3 is as good as the previously seasons. We’re still following Moss (Richard Ayoade), Jen (Katherine Parkinson) and Roy (Chris O’Dowd) in their everyday life as IT people. If this crowd can work in IT, everyone can.

Here’s the episode titles of series 3:

  1. From Hell
  2. Are We Not Men?
  3. Tramps Like Us
  4. The Speech
  5. Friendface
  6. Calendar Geeks

My favourite episodes are The Speech where Moss and Roy convince Jen into belive that the Internet is in a small black box. Friendface is also a great episode. It’s a parody on Facebook. Real fun.

Here is the text from the backcover:

Whilst Reynholm Industries boss, Douglas, is spending the pension fund on gold flakes in the water supply, the dysfunctional IT department – Moss, Roy and Jen – build up the courage to face the frightening world of people who somehow communicate without using a keyboard.

As well as the usual bickering, time wasting and incompetence, the co-dependent trio become the victims of sexual harassment, create a fundraising nude erotic calendar, confront the builders from hell and join a social networking site.

In addition to six good episode you also get this:

  • Audio commentary w/Graham Linehan
  • An Interview with Graham
  • Original Title Sequence Animatic
  • Deleted Scene 1: “Look After Yourself”
  • Deleted Scene 2: “Roy’s Sex Life”
  • Cracking the IT Crowd
  • Set Tour
  • Out-takes

If you liked the previously seasons of The IT Crowd, you will like this one. If you like British comedy, this is the show for you, start with season 1. The IT Crowd is highly recommanded!

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My old Mario and Turtles comic

I was going through some of my old stuff and came across an old comic I made in 1991 when I was 14. It’s about Mario and the Turtles, joining forces.

The short story was written in Norwegian so I have translated as best as I could into English. You can click the pictures for a bigger version.

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Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers only US$ 9.90

 Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers (Nintendo DS)

This weekly special at Play-Asia.com is Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers for Nintendo DS at only US$ 9.90. It looks like the game only will work on a DS and not a DSi, since it have a swiping-device pluged into the GBA-slot. The game is in Japanese too, so that limits it even further. The offer ends on August 4th, 2009.

Here is the description of the game taken from Play-Asia.com:

Think battle card games are over in this digital age? Think again.

Beast Battlers, the ultimate card action game is here. Slip the magic reader into the Nintendo DS and have it turn your 2D beast into breathing monster in your console. You don’t have to take the beasts as they are, upgrade their power and other attributes through a power-up card. The bigger the deck you have, the better an edge you have over your opponents.

Each package comes with a pack of 40 cards and a battlefield card. Be sure to get to know other beast battlers to play in different battle fields and keep an eye out on booster packs for the better beast warriors.

Please bear in mind however, that the game does not work on Nintendo DSi as there was no slot on the new console for the magic reader.

Here is the Japanese trailer for the game.