Friday, October 8, 2010

Stargate Universe

I've always been a bit of a Stargate fanboy, I've followed the franchise since the original movie, and I will be the first to admit the inherent... cheesiness of it all.  SG-1 was great for the first few seasons, but eventually the writing went to shit and the series fell into a perpetual war of Replicators, Atlanteans, little grey men, and space Egyptians.

This series, though, is showing a lot of promise.  The first season is chock full of everything you've come to expect from Stargate and more.  The very premise of this show is extremely inventive. Despite a few plot holes and sense of impending doom, I highly recommend this series.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Strange feeling. Very strange.

The Lama has a strange feeling about something.  A very strange feeling.  I have this strong undeniable urge to DO something, what? I have no idea, but something.  Perhaps it's the urge that everyone has, to accomplish something...  My gut tells me that this strange feeling is a sign, a sign that it's time to decide what I'd like to do, as far as education goes.

I've lately had the dilemma of wishing I could return home, to the small community college I spent my Freshman year in, possibly to change my major to something a bit more useful to me.  You see, my faithful readers, I made the foolish mistake of changing my plans for a woman.  Instead of remaining at the small college in which I majored in the performance of Classical Guitar, I followed a girl up to this university believing it was the right thing to do only to discover that it was in fact not.

Since being at this university I have been surrounded by nothing but negativity.  There have been no positive happenings here, and at first I was concerned that my karma was out of whack, that perhaps this was punishment for my deeds in a former life, and that my current one was trying to teach me a lesson of holding my own under pressure.  This may very well be the case, yet in this recent air of clarity I can see that my former thoughts of self-improvement may have been incorrect. 

Life sometimes does mysterious things, and I have a belief that although there is no such thing as divine intervention, there is an element of the influence of divinity in all our lives.  It does not matter if you define yourself as a believer or a non believer, there is some sort of influence of something in all of us.  Don't get me wrong, this is not a religious debate of any sort, I'm simply stating that the universe has an effect on us.  I like to think of it as divine nudging. 

Perhaps it's like this:  The path of least resistance is that which we were meant to walk, for instance, there is a storm coming and you are out in a field.  You have but three options, to hide, to rise above it, or to traverse it.  If you hide, you may last for awhile, but you are a man, you were not meant to hide forever.  If you try, you will die in the elements.  Man cannot fly, therefore you cannot rise above the storm clouds.  The only option you have is to traverse the storm and return to shelter.  It's probably just the way that the cold universe works, but it may be something more.  Maybe the universe is nudging you to take that first step.  Think about that.  I know I will be.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Next Title in my Gameboy Revisitation Month is... Metroid Zero Mission

This is the next title I wish to review in my Gameboy Revisitation month is Metroid Zero Mission.  This game is actually a remake of the original Metroid game for the NES, but let me assure you, this is an EXCELLENT remake.

I'm also taking requests, so if you have a title in mind that you would like me to review, leave a comment below.

The ROM for this title can be found here.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Someone just sent me information about this.  Apparently PayBox is a new service (still in beta I believe) that is something like paypal.  From what I can tell, this website seems like an interesting idea.  You need to sign up via a referral for it to work properly, and you get 50 dollars free for opening an account, and you get a decent amount of money from your referrals from what I can see.  Does anyone have information about this?  Is it too good to be true?

Please sign up via my referral link.

Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland

This is the first game I played through during Gameboy Revisitation month.  I felt that this game was possibly the most influential game to me when I was young, so it seemed fit to start my reviews with this title.
This game is extremely accessible,  whether this is the first game you've ever played from the franchise or you are a Kirby fanboy, rest assured, this game is right for you.  It's a quick play through, you could sit down and complete it in a few hours if you so wished, yet has enough to offer to keep you from being bored.
The thing that makes Kirby a unique platformer is the element of "copy abilities."  Kirby begins each level in one of two states, with or without a copy ability.  You acquire abilities by swallowing your enemies, every unique enemy grants the player a different B button attack.  For instance, when you eat an enemy bearing a Laser attack, you can fire your own Laser beams with the B button.
Of the Kirby titles I've played, this has to be my personal favorite.  I find that generally the level design in these games gets a bit "same old same old,"  which is not a problem in this installment.  Levels are fresh and exciting and background music is refreshingly arranged yet comfortably familiar.  This one will really get the nostalgia juices flowing.

UPDATE: Visualboy Advance is the Gameboy emulator I use.  This one's nice because it's lightweight and can run all types of gameboy titles from Classic to Advance.

You can find the ROM file for this game here.

It's still Gameboy Revisitation month!

Don't forget to keep playing those old Gameboy titles!  Videogame revisitation is about revisiting those games you used to play as a child, to perhaps "kickstart" some of those childhood memories with some good old nostalgia.  Do you remember where you were the first time you downed the elite four with your rag-tag team of pokemon?  How about spending some time relieving stress with a round of well needed Metroid blasting.  To be perfectly honest, it isn't merely about the diversion, there is a certain Zen in the act of gaming, a stimulation of the senses, a grounding.  Gaming allows you to focus your mind and channel your thoughts in such a way that you can achieve the unachieveable and obtain the unobtainable.  Get out there and save Dreamland!  Collect some stars!  Hunt that last Chaos Emerald! You can do it!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Short List of Marijuana Strains and their Respective Applications

This is NOT my work.  You can find the original at

This is a short list of common medical grade strains of marijuana and effective medical applications.  This list is a year old, which means that some information may be out of date.  Also, this list is to be used as a starting point in researching an "ideal strain" for your medical condition, take it with a grain of salt and always listen to what your doctor / caregiver recommends.

* ADHD / Growdoc Seeds

* Afghani #1 / Sensi Seeds
insomnia, emotional lability

* Afgooey
sleep disorder

* Afghanica
Nausea, pain

* Afghanie x Haze
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

* AK-47 / Serious Seeds
pain relief, daydream, stress, nausea, depression, insomnia, headache

* Akorn aka Snowbud / T.H.Seeds
neurosis, stress, pain relief

* Alien Train Wreck

* Apollo 13
Back pain

* Auntie Em
Crohn's Disease, multiple sclerosis

* Aurora B
Nausea, joint pain, arthritis

* Amnesia Haze / The Finest Medicinal marijuana Seed Co
depressive disorder, appetite stimulation

* Bahia Black Head / KC Brains
insomnia, backache

* Berry-Bolt
Insomnia, joint pain

* Big Bang
Used to sedate and relieve stress & anxiety amongst sufferers of severe anxiety,etc.

* Big Kahuna
Herniated disc pain, arthritis

* Black on Blue Widow
HIV, back pain

* Black Vietnamese
Nausea, muscle spasms, pain

* Blue Fruit
Crohn's Disease, muscle spasms

* Blackberry
gastrointestinal disorder

* Black Domina / Sensi Seeds
gastrointestinal disorder, insomnia, emotional lability

* Blue Satellite
Pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, muscle tension

* Blue Satellite x Jack Herer
Depression, nausea

* Blueberry
chronic pain, arthralgia, muscle pain, diarrhea, muscle spasm, menstrual spasm, insomnia, emotional lability, AIDS, nausea, gastrointestinal disorder, stomach trouble, anorexia, depressive disorder, anxiety neurosis

* Blue Moonshine
anxiety neurosis, Anxiety, depression, insomnia

* Bog Sour Bubble
Pain, anxiety

* Bonzo Bud
Body pain, migraine

* Budacolumbia

* Bubba Kush
relax, pain relief
social anxiety disorder

* Bubble Gum / Serious Seeds
anxiety neurosis, nausea, depressive disorder

* Burmaberry
Migraine, depression

* Burmese kush
Anxiety, depression

* Burmese x Fu*cking Incredible
pain relief, spasm

* Butterscotch Hawaiian
insomnia, emotional lability

* Cali-O

* Catalyst
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

* Cinderella 99
ADD, ADHD, Nausea

* C99 x Great White Shark

Pain, nausea, insomnia

* Citral

* Citrus Skunk / The Finest Medicinal marijuana Seed Co
depressive disorder
pain relief

* Chemo
AIDS, stomach trouble, anorexia, chronic pain, anxiety neurosis
"not good for cancer pain"

* Cripple Creek / Tom Hill Seeds
depressive disorder, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Hepatitis C, Degenerative Disc Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic Rotator Cuff Disease

* Chronic / Serious Seeds
chronic pain

* Deep Chunk
Joint pain, insomnia

* Dynamite
Asthma, Crohn's Disease, Hepatitis C

* El Nino
Nausea, insomnia

* Fieldale Haze
Anxiety, back pain

* Fig Widow
Back pain, psychosis

* Firecracker
Anxiety, depression, nausea

* G13 / The Finest Medicinal marijuana Seed Co
depressive disorder, appetite stimulation, pain, ADD, ADHD

* G13 x HP
Nausea, joint pain, insomnia

* Ganesh / Mandala Seeds
anxiety neurosis, depressive disorder

* Grapefruit
Arthritis, Hepatitis C, pain, nausea

* Green Queen
Epilepsy, neck/spine pain

* Green Spirit x Timewarp x Herijuana
RLS, insomnia, migraine, joint pain

* Green Spirit
Nausea, headache, body pain

* Hashberry / Mandala Seeds
anxiety neurosis, sleep disorder

* Haze [#k148b573]
ADD, ADHD, depressive disorder

* Herijuana / Woodhorse Seeds
pain relief, backache, muscle spasm, nausea, insomnia

* Herijuana x Trainwreck
Diabetic neuropathy, joint pain, insomnia, multiple sclerosis

* Himalayan Gold / Greenhouse Seeds
pain relief, relax

* Hindu Kush
social anxiety disorder

* Ice Princess x Bubblegum

* Jack Herer / Sensi Seeds
anxiety neurosis, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, fibromyalgia

* Juicy Fruit
Insomnia, joint pain, anxiety

* Kalichakra / Mandala Seeds
backache, pain relief, anxiety neurosis, depressive disorder

* Kali Mist
Nausea, depression

* Kal-X / T.H.Seeds
nausea, sleep disorder, appetite stimulation, body pain

* Killer Queen
Depression, back pain

* Krinkle x Kush x Freezeland
multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms

* M-39

* Magic Crystal
Migraine, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, depression, seasonal affective disorder symptoms, mania, nausea

* Mandala #1 / Mandala Seeds
stress, neurosis, anorexia, stomachache, panic disorder, nausea

* Mango
Back pain, nausea

* Mango x Northern Lights # 5
Pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety

* Masterkush

* Matanuska Tundra
pain relief

* Matanuska Mint / Sagarmatha Seeds
pain relief

* Medi Kush / The Finest Medicinal marijuana Seed Co
depressive disorder, insomnia, multiple sclerosis
pain relief

* Medifem SS / The Finest Medicinal marijuana Seed Co
pain relief, appetite stimulation

* Medicine Woman
Diabetic neuropathy, general pain, general seizures, glaucoma, Hepatitis C, muscle spasms, nausea, radiculopathy

* Mexican Sativa / Sensi Seeds
depressive disorder

* Misty
Hepatitis C, back pain, insomnia, nausea

* Motarebel Oguana Kush
Nerve Pain, muscle spasms, back pain, headache, insomnia

* Mountainberry
Insomnia, migraine, pain

* NL #5 Haze / The Finest Medicinal marijuana Seed Co
pain relief, appetite stimulation

* Northernberry

* Northern Light Special / KC Brains
generalized anxiety disorder, sleep disorder

* Northern Lights
Anxiety, radiculopathy, insomnia

* Northern Lights # 1

* Northern Lights # 2
Nausea, insomnia

* Northern Lights #5
social anxiety disorder

* Northern Lights x Jamaican

* Northern Lights x Cinderella 99

* Northern Lights x Shiva
Body pain, back pain, toothache

* N.Y.C Diesel / Soma Seeds
severe pain, neuropathic pain, incontinence

* NYC Sour Diesel
Edema, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, radiculopathy

* Lady Liberty / Liberty Seeds
pain relief, stress

* Leda Uno

* Legends Ultimate Indica / Legends Seeds
arthralgia, muscle pain, Insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome

* Legends Ultimate Indica x Herijuana
Muscle spasms, pain

* Lemon Chemo
Insomnia, back pain, migraine

* Lemon Haze
Restless legs syndrome, chronic fatigue

* Lifesaver
pain relief, antiinflammation, backache, muscle relaxation, Nausea, headache, insomnia

* Lollipop
Cachexia, degenerative bone/disc disease, edema, general pain, general seizures, glaucoma, migraine, multiple sclerosis, nausea, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

* Lowryder
Nausea, pain, headache

Nausea, anxiety, depression, headache

* OG Kush
social anxiety disorder, Sleep, pain relief

* Oregon 90
Insomnia, joint pain, Restless legs syndrome, pain, nausea

* Original Mystic

* Peace Maker / The Finest Medicinal marijuana Seed Co
depressive disorder, arthritis, multiple sclerosis

* Phaght Betty
Cachexia, degenerative bone/disc disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

* Purple Kush
appetite stimulation, good sleep
"not good for headache and migraine"

* Queen Bee
Neck/spine pain

* Romulan
sleep, small muscle relaxation , pain relief, chronic pain, social anxiety disorder

* Sadhu / Mandala Seeds
relax, stress, neurosis

* S.A.G.E. / T.H.Seeds
dyspepsia, insomnia, muscle pain, arthralgia

* Santa Maria
AIDS, stomach trouble, anorexia

* Satori / Mandala Seeds
depressive disorder
this strain can ease sleep disorders from auto-immune diseases and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

* Sensi Star / Paradise Seeds
pain relief, backache, muscle spasm, calm, relax, Migraine

* Silver Haze / Sensi Seeds

* Shiskaberry x Dutch Treat
Migraine, anxiety, insomnia, nausea

* Shiskaberry x Hash Plant
Anxiety, nausea

* Skunk#1
depressive disorder, Nausea

* Skunk NL / The Finest Medicinal marijuana Seed Co
the high CBG content makes it very good against high blood pressure

* Snow White
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

* Sour Cream
Insomnia, joint pain, nausea

* Sour Diesel / Reservoir Seeds
severe pain, neuropathic pain, incontinence

* Speed Queen / Mandala Seeds
depressive disorder, anxiety neurosis

* Stardust 13
Pain, nausea, insomnia

* Strawberry Cough
anxiety neurosis, back pain, depression

* Strawberry Haze / Greenhouse Seeds
depressive disorder, anxiety neurosis

* Super Impact
Nausea, insomnia, muscle pain, depression, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder symptoms, mania, mania

* Super Impact x AK-47
Pain, insomnia

* Super Silver Haze
incontinence, appetite stimulation, nausea, neuropathic pain, depression

* Super Thai

* Sweet Blu
Degenerative bone/disc disease, diabetic neuropathy, edema, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, nausea, neck/spine pain

* Sweet Tooth # 3

* Thai

* Trainwreck
neuropathic pain, incontinence, insomnia, emotional lability, Anxiety, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, depression

* Trainwreck x Herijuana

* TW x LUI
Arthritis, nausea

* TX
Arthritis, asthma, general pain, general seizures, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis

* Ultra Green

* Wakeford
Anxiety, nausea, insomnia

* Williams Wonder / Reservoir Seeds
insomnia, emotional lability

* White KC / KC Brains
pain relief

* White Russian / Serious Seeds
chronic pain, nausea

* White Rhino
nausea, body pain, back pain, joint pain, insomnia
used with great success as pain relief, against multiple sclerosis, and as a sleeping aid

* White Satin / Mandala Seeds
anxiety neurosis, insomnia

* White Widow
pain relief, depressive disorder, pain relief, appetite stimulation, Cachexia, Hepatitis C, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

* White Widow x Big Bud

* 8 Miles High / Mandala Seeds
appetite stimulation, lethargy, depressive disorder

Friday, October 1, 2010

K2 Legal everywhere, any information out there?

As many of you know, I've been posting recently about my probation as well as the banning of jwh smoke blends in my state.  While doing some research for an alternative, I stumbled upon this stuff.  The site, calls it it's "gen 2" smoke blend, legal everywhere in the world. 

I'm trying to find out if this stuff is worth the price tag.  Does anyone have any information or experience with this product?  Any input is greatly appreciated.