Kameo Co-Op on XBL

Ok, grievance with Kameo on the 360 – why can't co-op games be done on Xbox Live? I suspect it was going to be, but was dropped to make the game ship:

  • The manual, when talking about setting up a cooperative game, talks about logging into Xbox Live profiles.
  • The game, has a menu to choose the cooperative game mode. The only option presented is split-screen.

Seems odd that the manual talks about Xbox Live profiles, and there's a menu for cooperative mode in the game with only one option.

I want XBL-based cooperative modes for Kameo. That, and a fixed multiplayer mode for Call of Duty 2.

TV Shows I’m Hooked On

So, in the same realm as the “what gadgets are in my bag” style of posts, another listing-style topic. Yeah, everyone reading this probably cares as much about what TV shows I watch as what gadgets I lug around with me, but, it's my blog. So there.

  • Sunday Night
    • The West Wing – Very disappointed that this show is getting cancelled after this season.
    • Desperate Housewives – This one may fall off the list; season two is much more blah than season one.
    • Grey's Anatomy – Excellent show. Probably the best on the list. Seattle-spotting is a fun hobby, but let me debunk a few myths from the show: no one in Seattle actually uses an umbrella, it never rains as hard as it does in the show, and it doesn't thunder/lightning here very often.
  • Monday Night
    • Las Vegas – Good show, but it, too, is on it's way downhill. It's just gotten very gimicky lately.
  • Tuesday Night
    • Dirty Jobs – Excellent stuff here; makes me glad I sit in an air-conditioned office all day long.
  • Wednesday Night
    • Lost – So, wow. Just started watching this; a co-worker let me borrow Season 1 DVDs, and we watched all of them in four nights. Rather than wait for Season 2 to come out on DVD, we bought them all on iTunes and watched them in three nights. Now we're caught up. This show is excellent.
    • Mythbusters – Who doesn't love the Mythbusters, seriously?
    • Good Eats – Good Eats is, well, Good Eats.

Luckily, TiVo manages all the conflicts for me and irons out making sure we never miss an episode. Good stuff.

Breaking News from CNN!

Saw this choice quote from an article on CNN today about the home sales market (emphasis mine):

The latest Census Bureau report shows median prices for new residences sold in December fell 1.5 percent from the previous month to $221,800. Half of the homes sold for more than the median, the rest for less.

Must be a crazy coincidence that half were above median and half below! Thank you, CNN, for reminding us what a median is.

Coldplay Concert

Just walked back in the door from a Coldplay show for their Twisted Logic tour (Wikipedia reference with setlists, etc.). A fantastic show they put on; Chris Martin definitely brings a lot of energy to the show.

Tons of good references to Seattle in the concert, a few mentions of the upcoming Superbowl (Go Seahawks!). My favorite Seattle reference was during God Put a Smile Upon Your Face — instead of singing that, he sang “God put a Starbucks on every fucking corner in this place”. Got an excellent reaction from the crowd 🙂

Fiona Apple opened for them, playing for around an hour. I like a lot of her old stuff and some of her new stuff, but I will say she's better on CD than in person, in my opinion.

So, end story – go see the concert if they're coming to your town.

GPLv3 Draft Out

Looks like the discussion draft of the proposed GPLv3 has been posted for review. The ironic thing, in my mind, is this nugget just before the preamble:

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

Now, clearly, I'm no lawyer, but that seems to me to be a bit ironic. The GPL — which is all about offering anything up in the public domain, free to change (so long as you redistribute your changes) — is not freely changable.

Bizarre. Why isn't the GPL, well, GPL'd?