IGN’s PokéDex

IGN recently released a web based PokéDex that gives users essential information regarding the many creatures in the games. It’s in the beginning process and there is much to be added for it to be relied upon completely, but it’s a great resource nonetheless. I normally use Bulbapedia for these instances and will continue to do so, but what I love about IGN’s PokéDex is that it has a great mobile friendly version. Since I started paying Pokémon Black Version 2, I’ve used it a few times to look up attack learnsets from my phone. It’s very convenient. Once Nintendo releases a 3DS based game, this will become even more convenient when you consider that you can start the 3DS web browser at any time during a game. I’d recommend checking it out if you’re always searching up information on the fly.

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Pokémon Black Version 2

Cover art for Pokemon Black Version 2

I had to get my ID renewed, so I went to the RMV yesterday with a friend who gave me a ride; which is located in a mall. Since I had a long wait before I would be serviced, we did some other things. The first thing we did was go to Best Buy. While there, I figured I’d pick up a copy of Pokémon Black Version 2. I wanted to make sure to pick it up by November 12th because there is an ongoing event to obtain Genesect that ends on that date. I became surprised though that I couldn’t find it. I don’t know if they had a separate place for it, but it wasn’t anywhere near the other DS and 3DS games. Conveniently, there’s also a GameStop close by, so we headed there and was able to get it. I don’t have a friend code yet, but when I do, I’ll post it in case anyone is interested.

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Will You Be Upgrading to Windows 8?

So will you be upgrading to Windows 8 when it gets released on October 26th? I know I won’t be. I bought a computer in August and qualified to get a Windows 8 upgrade for only $15. I’m happy to get the discount, but I’m hesitant to install it right out of the gate, which is kind of unusual for me. I used Linux for a little while and was always excited to upgrade to the new release on its first day of availability. I’m sure a lot of that was also because I wanted to have a more updated software repository. As of now, I’m perfectly happy with Windows 7 and don’t want to disturb that until I have more confidence in Windows 8. I also don’t want to deal with the new user interface. I don’t completely hate it, but it’s more suited for touchscreens. I wish Microsoft gave the user the ability to boot straight into the classic desktop environment. Having said that, getting to it is just a click away.

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Linkin Park – Burn It Down

Linkin Park recently released a brand new single and it is awesome! Vocally and lyrically, it is what you expect from them. The tune is what really gets me because it sounds so awesome. Experimenting with an electronic sound with A Thousand Suns paid off with this track and hopefully the others with their latest release, Living Things, due out in June. If their next album does sound similar to this track, then their next album will be fantastic! I’m really looking forward to it.

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Weird Morning

Every morning I set two alarms. I set my radio to go off at 5am (to His Radio, WRTP) as the preferred time I like to get up. I also set a clock to go off at 6am as the absolute latest I like to wake up and also as an emergency should something go wrong with my first alarm. That has happened on few occasions. Twice I forgot to set one and didn’t wake up to the other, resulting in a mad scramble to get to work on time. In both of those situations I was thankful I woke with enough time to get ready and not well after I was supposed to be at work.

This morning was a different story. I work Tuesday through Saturday. While a day off, I still like to get up early for Sunday, some days sleeping a little later if I feel like I need it. Monday is the only day I have the alarms completely off. Last night I made sure to turn both alarms back on, but I didn’t pay enough attention that the time was way off on my radio. Somehow the time on it got reset. I’m pretty sure it happened either Friday or early Saturday morning because I remember not waking up to my radio on Saturday. This morning I woke to my radio with the thought it was 5am. I turned my computer on, logged in, and went to the bathroom to take a shower. After my shower, I went to make a cup of coffee when I noticed the time on my stove and microwave read 2:55am. Confused, I checked my cell phone, my other alarm clock, and then my computer. All of them read the same time as the stove and the microwave.I laughed to myself, fixed my radio and went back to bed to get what little sleep I could get between 3am and 5am.

When I woke up at 5am for real, I repeated my morning routine. I had a tired morning because of what happened, but I felt better as the day went on. Normally, sleep irregularities don’t affect me until the day after. We’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

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