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DB Clay is back!

Update: DB Clay has suspended the campaign for now.

DB Clay, a maker of great custom made wallets, is trying to reboot its business after closing down for over a year.

They’ve kicked off a KickStarter campaign to fund their second coming. Check it out, you’ll be able to get wallets from their new line for half the price while helping a great business get back on its feet. They’re looking for $25K to fund the manufacturing of the new line of wallets. The campaign has 20 days left and they’re $9K short of the goal.


Bizarre Creations 1994 – 2011

Thanks Bizarre for all the great games.



Arto “Java” Javanainen, 1959 – 2011.

My childhood hero, a Finnish ice hockey legend and the best hockey player my hometown hockey team has ever had passed away today at the age of 51.

He holds a number of records in the Finnish hockey league. Here’re a few of them:

Most goals: 462
Most hattricks: 39
Most play-off goals: 38
Most goals in a season: 47

He played 668 matches in 17 regular seasons and had 462 goals and 330 passes for a total of 792 points, which is the 2nd highest points of all time. He had 99 matches with 3 points or more. He scored 6 goals against Helsingin Jokerit October 17th 1985.

Thank you for the memories, Java!


OnLive is live

Last week I got an invitation to OnLive cloud based gaming service. Today I finally had time to check it out.

OnLive is giving “founding members” a free 12-month subscription to the service, so I decided to give it a go.

I’ve been quite skeptical of the service prior to its launch thinking it can’t possibly work with the lag introduced by having to connect to their servers over the Internet.

I was wrong.

My initial impressions of the service are very positive. The user interface is easy to use and it’s quick. Spectating other users’ games is really cool. All the games can be played for free for 30 minutes. The service has friends lists, achievements and brag clips (I assume video captures of your “greatest moments”.

The only negative thing I could say about the service is that my old gaming laptop is showing its age. It froze for a few seconds at a time multiple times. It felt like the CPU was getting overstressed. That’s not really the service’s fault, however.

I did not test a multiplayer game yet, but the single-player game demos I played worked flawlessly.

This thing is gonna be big.


Mia Angelina Mei-Lan Paananen

Born October 7th 2009 at 2:49pm EST.

She is gorgeous.


Ava Karoliina Mei-Lin Paananen

Born November 9th 2007 at 9:53am EST.

She is beautiful.