Remember when I said something cool was in the works? Well, here you go: please welcome the newest columnist at Backwash.com … me. Yep, I finally have a new writing gig online. My first few columns may take a while to get posted just because new columnists get assigned “mentors” to look over their early columns, but I’m cool with that — especially since my mentor is none other than the most fantabulastic original GRRL herself, Bonnie Burton. Go say hi to everyone else over…

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At long last (including suffering through one order that just got canceled on me without my knowledge), I have the soundtrack to Oh My Goddess!: the Movie. I know, I could have had it imported from Japan years ago, but my money situation just hasn’t been that great recently. Ignoring the piss-poor translation job in the booklet (Belldandy as Beldandy, Urd as Uldo, Skuld as Sculd, and most unforgivably, Keiichi as Touichi?!?), I am a happy camper. Quick question for any of you who’ve done…

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The motherboard for my new computer came in yesterday, and I spent an inordinate amount of time yesterday just looking at the instruction manual, trying to puzzle out where everything will go. I have to admit that the closer I get to having all the components ready to assemble, the more nervous I get about whether or not I’ll actually be able to build it. In the end, though, I think I’m only nervous because I’ve never done something like this before, and the actual…

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Calling all .orgsters (if I can call you that): working on something here and I could use your help, if you could spare a couple of minutes. Check your local newscasts, whether morning, evening or late night. Which stations, by national affiliation (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, etc.) display the current Terror Alert level on the screen throughout the entire broadcast? E-mail your findings to me, post them in the .forum, whatever. And thank you for your help.

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Report of a hard day’s shopping (that didn’t set me back much money thanks to sales, two-for-one specials, coupons and the like) … From Media Play: a SharkPort for Playstation 2 so I can finally dump my memory cards off. Anyone interested in downloading my RPG Maker 2 games (when RPG Maker 2 finally comes out …), be sure to get a Sharkport yourself. From Toys ‘R Us: Magix Music Maker for Playstation 2 (too limited for my tastes) and Darkstone for PSOne (haven’t played…

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