Starcraft2... in installments.
Pay full price for the terran campaign, pay full price again for the zerg campaign, pay full price for the zerg, then pay full price again for the protoss.
Probably toss a lan extender campaign in there somewhere for full price (again) and you're paying $200+ for what originally was going to be a $50 game.
If you think EA is bad you ought to take a look at what Activision has been doing to the still warm corpse of Blizzard.
EA isn't nearly as bad from a games offering standpoint as people make them out to be (working for them is another matter entirely, of course)
Microsoft has released a version of their windows media video 9 codec for uses outside of media player, such as encoding video in virtualdub.
Check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/codecs/vcm.aspx
Also, Divx has updated their beta test codec at http://labs.divx.com/
That's it for today. Be sure to enjoy some anime or manga between now and the next time I post anime/manga links.
Today the links will come after the observation.
I just read the article posting about Microsoft changing the Win2k EULA for service pack 4. I posted a response (clearly and impartially) to the first post, in which the poster claimed their board of directors were getting rid of all Microsoft desktops and replacing them with Linux and OSX. I posted back that without any listing of what company he was posting about, it was rather hard to believe, and gave my reasoning.
Akatsuki manga has some nice manga projects going.
J-comx does the translation to a personal favorite, Chrno Crusade. Also did most of the Azumanga Daioh manga translations long before the anime hit.
It isn't easy being the parent of a six-year-old. However, it's a pretty small price to pay for having somebody around the house who understands computers.