What is "My Two Bits?"
My Two Bits is the official editorial page for the editor of Techtite.com. Techtite will accept reader submissions, for reviews as well as any editorials deemed well written and pertinent to this web site's audience.
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My latest Two Bits (September 2010):
eBay, Youtube, GoG, Al Lowe, and "Sexpionage"
Here's some of the thoughts rattling around in my head for the start of the new fall season. I hope everyone enjoyed a great summer season...well, aside from that BP oil spill, that is! Anyway; here's my latest two "bits"...
My family is still selling lots of stuff on eBay and I am getting really good at it. Nothing extravagant, mind you, though enough to keep this site afloat, among other things. There's just one thing that really bugs me about eBay though, which I had to share here. The first are the snipers. In short: you post something online, you get several people watching the auction with no bids, then suddenly some total douche bids the lowest possible opening bid on the auction in the final half hour. Good business sense? Perhaps. It just isn't an auction, though. I'm beginning to see why so many people are simply going the "buy it NOW" route. In other words: if this price is good for you, by all means buy it now and do not sit waiting until the last half hour.
Everyone keeps asking when my next YouTube video will be. I have many ideas though due to personal family issues I do not wish to share publicly: I have temporarily lost my "mojo" when making such videos. In other words I have temporarily lost my sense of humor. Hopefully it will come back in time for the holidays, when I have a holiday themed video I already had half-completed last year and did not have time to post. So in short: holiday season at the latest for a new YouTube video.
So I am just about to put the first post-summer editorial online when I check out Good Old Games to see what their latest game is. Well color me surprised; the site is closing down...or so it appeared for a week. No sooner do I make this huge obituary memorium honorarium sort of spiel, when they announce that...psych! They are just closing down GOG beta, for the new and improved GOG! In the words of Charlie Brown when Lucy pulls away the football: Aaaaauuuuuugh!!! Okay, all you guys for a week that insisted this was just one big publicity stunt: you were right. Though man, dudes; just because you are a site that offers classic games for dirt free prices doesn't mean that your P.R. department has to be run by monkeys. A fake close down of the site for one full week? Not cool, guys. I look forward to seeing the non beta of GOG, though...and now that GOG is official and not just a beta site; try to hype your site more, okay? d love to see pop ups for GOG as opposed to all the craptacular pop-ups I keep seeing lately. Did I mention that techtite.com has remained pop-up FREE since 1999? I'm just sayin'. You are welcome.
In the "EPIC FAIL" category: good gravy I really screwed up the sidebar of the Bioshock 2 review...and thanks (I guess) to all the readers (anyone? Hello?) who saw the error and were polite enough not to tell me! In short for some reason the "Pros" of Leisure Larry: Box Office Bust were copied over to the Bioshock review. No, I don't have an explanation as to why. Glitches like that just happen. So I am sure many a Bioshock fan wondered why the only pro for Bioshock 2 was "Al Lowe is still alive after reading about this one..." Really funny (okay; not really) joke when applied to the suitably named Box Office BUST. Not so sensible in a Bioshock 2 review. Oops, times infinity. I'd tell you a little bit of the stress Techtite.com is having behind the scenes to stay afloat these days, though let's just say the error was fixed, and move on...
In less happy news: Summer is over (I know!), and the only good news about that for all my younger readers is: the new fall TV season! I've just added my annual list of my top 10 favorite shows, and the "unlucky 7" shows which might fail. Given all the new shows this year, these were harder lists to make than usual this year, with one show in particular: Undercovers. Yes it is JJ Abrams' latest series creation. Yes it looks moderately good in promos. Yet the way the two married spies bickered over and over in the premiere got a little annoying to me after awhile. Then there is the running gag involving the word "sexpionage," as if the series expects this made up word to be the newest word used over and over at the office water cooler. Suffice to say it was a bit of a debate, for myself and family alike, whether this show should be part of the "hit" or "miss" category. Check the two lists and see the final verdict.
As Always: I'm Techtite, and these are My Two Bits...