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Final Fantasy XIV Timers

In the hopes that this may prove useful to someone, have a Final Fantasy XIV event timer. Eventually I might simplify the JavaScript so that it can be used as an embeddable "widget" but for now it's just that page.

Currently it shows the active events (at least, the ones that have been announced) and the weekly/daily reset times. (At least, I think those are the correct times based on what Square Enix has said.)

Evolution Controllers Drone Input Modes

I've bought an Evolution Controllers "Drone" bluetooth controller. It's a very nice, small little controller designed to work with tablets and phones for gaming on the go. To aid with this, it supports a variety of "input modes" that define how it works.

Unfortunately, these are not documented anywhere, beyond the key combinations required to activate them.

So here you go, a table of the modes and what they do, based on the source itself.

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PAX Australia 2013

OK, so it's taken me a bit longer to get this up than I originally intended, but it's finally time for me to post my thoughts on PAX Australia 2013.

In short, PAX Australia is PAX, but in Australia. Like PAX East, the location gives PAX Australia a different feel than PAX Prime. But just like PAX East, PAX Australia is PAX. Everything I go to PAX for is there: the expo hall, the tabletop area, the handheld area, the panels - it's all there.

So, what makes PAX Australia different from the American incarnations? Besides, you know, the obvious.

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It's coming... PAX Australia

It's less than a week away now: PAX Australia! Wait, what?

Oh yes - I will be going to PAX Australia.

And why not?

Stay tuned for more from there. Hopefully including pictures and stuff. We'll see.

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Boston Stupid

So let's say you see someone with a sign that says "Toronto Stronger" at a Boston Bruins/Toronto Maple Leafs game. It's in somewhat poor taste, sure. It may be a bit soon. Do you just roll your eyes and move on, or do you go off and whine about it?

Well, apparently, if you're Boston.com, you post three front page stories about it. Because this is hard-hitting news and nothing else is happening. (To be fair, mind you, that last link is the largest story on the page. The other three links I gave are right below it, though, above the virtual fold.)

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Boston Strong

I meant to post this a while ago, but I wanted to post photos taken of Boston Common the Sunday following the marathon. Unfortunately they didn't come out (they're backlit, so you can't see any of the people in them).

But it was nice to see that the Common was packed with people and that Boston is getting back to normal after the bombing.

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Something Happened in Boston Today

So apparently something happened in downtown Boston today. I live close to Boston, so I suppose I should mention it, but there's not much for me to say. I'm fine, I didn't go to watch the marathon, and no one I knew was anywhere near the finish line. Beyond that, I have nothing to add that hasn't been said countless times already. (Sympathies to the victims; I hope they catch the people who did this.) I just can't help but feel that I should mention something on it since the PAX East blog entries are still on the front page.

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Roger Ebert has died

Roger Ebert has lost his battle with cancer and died today at age 70 - and I'm actually really saddened by this. I've followed his Twitter feed for ages - in fact, assuming Twitter lists people in reverse order that they were followed, he's the fourth person I followed on Twitter. (Minus any I've unfollowed, of course.) For a while he was pretty much the only reason I ever even bothered to check Twitter.

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PAX East 2013 - Pictures

As (sort of) promised, here are some of the pictures I've taken from PAX East:

BCEC Entrance
The entrance to the BCEC and PAX East

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PAX East 2013 - Day 3

And that's it, PAX East is now officially over. It was a great three days (and an exhausting three days), but it's all over.

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