Posts Tagged ‘announcement’


About these ads…

September 12, 2013

Just to go on the record, these ads are not my idea. I would gladly pay the thirty dollars it costs to remove the ads for a year, but I am broke as hell and unemployed. In the absence of my being able to take action, might I suggest AdBlock Plus?



September 25, 2012

I hate to do it again, but things around here are well and truly fucked, so I’m going to have to go on hiatus again. And this time, it’s indefinite, because of the sheer preponderance of shit that has gone down, and believe me, it’s been building for a while.

First came my father being laid off by the school board in anticipation of funding cuts in November (this was back in early June). Then unemployment refused to cover him because the school board claimed that he quit. Then my maternal grandfather had a mini-stroke, my father was denied disability because our cars are worth too much, my cousin crashed the car we let my aunt borrow, and now my uncle’s threatened to leave her, even though none of us know where the fuck he’s going to go because his brother sure as shit won’t take him in.

Those last two happened just tonight. So yeah, it’s been a shit-caked couple of months.


Just to let everyone know what’s going on…

March 2, 2012

So, it’s been almost a week without any new updates, so I figured it might be a good idea to let everyone know what’s going on.

First, I’m going to an ROTC competition that my cousins are in over near Orlando. We’re leaving tonight to go to the hotel, and the competition is all day tomorrow, so we’ll probably be back sometime tomorrow night. I have iMPACT DVRed, and I haven’t watched it yet, so you can probably expect something up probably sometime Monday.

Second, as you already know if you follow my Twitter account (@mcneilryan), City Life‘s StarForce copy protection wrecked my laptop to the point that it does not start up. I was, however, able to retrieve most of my data with the help of an Ubuntu live USB, so I will be able to get another SimCity 4 LP out soon. This will probably be the last in the line, but I still have plans for these characters, so you will see Mayor Kevin and the advisors again.

Finally, I’ve just watched Brad Tries Ecto Cooler on That Guy With The Glasses, and since we’re heading into summer (at least in Florida, with near record highs in February), here is the recipe.

Two-quarts worth of Orange Kool-Ade
One-quart worth of Countrytime Lemonade
3/4 cup orange juice (no pulp)
3/4 cup tangerine juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
Food color to…uh…color

1.) Pour orange and tangerine juice into a one-gallon container.
2.) Add Kool-Ade and Lemonade mix; stir until dissolved.
3.) Add water to gallon line. Warm water is probably best.
4.) Add sugar; stir until dissolved.
5.) Add food coloring to desired color.


Burger Boy Hat

November 2, 2011

See this Pyro’s fine fry cook cap?


This little number was crafted from a drawing just yesterday by me, and added to the Steam Workshop. If any of you have Steam accounts, I’d really appreciate you voting on it.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program.



October 4, 2011

At approximately 10:35 AM on October 4th, 2011, my grandmother passed away. She was 78 years old

See you in November.


Battlefield Vietnam Let’s Play Ending Wednesday!

July 11, 2011

Ah, my first Let’s Play draws to a close. Yes, I’ve finally gotten sick to Battlefield Vietnam, and to shut the whole thing down, I’ve decided to cut the whole thing into one long finale, complete with judicious use of montage. It’ll be up sometime Wednesday afternoon, and with this being the case, I have one question to pose to all of you that may well shape the course of this blog for months to come: Do any of you have other games that you’d like to see a Let’s Play of? You can post in the comments or e-mail me at Or, if you’d prefer, you can get to me on Twitter, @mcneilryan.