28 September 2009
21 September 2009
10 September 2009
WOAH, STOP THE PRESSES!!!
Have yall seen this thing? Lovely internet searching landed me upon this little doozie. I'm heavy breathing here... the more I read about this product, the more faint I get.
Allow me to break it down.
Not to be confused with a 'pony' keg, the Arkeg supports a slim keg, which contains 55 of your favorite domestic, craft, micro, or even home brews! It fully supports the 5 gallon Cornelius (corny) keg used by homebrewers.
Think of it as an in-home iPod for your video games that also serves up cold, frothy brew. They've included some of the most popular Arcade games from Atari, Midway, Taito, and others (see list to the left). You can put any game you want onto the Arkeg by downloading online, buying games from a retail store, or installing games you own.
Besides the 69 pre-loaded games, Arkeg comes ready to play any video or audio file, as well as any video game in their computer-archived form (roms). If a game came in a cartridge or on a circuit board, it has been transferred to a rom image and is available online. Please note Arkeg only includes games that it has the legal right to distribute.
*Check out these stats*:
Liquid/scratch resistant black vinyl melamine
Stainless steel handles
Authentic arcade back-lit marquee
24" HD gaming LCD w/ protective overlay
Chrome beverage faucet
Interchangeable tap handle
Gloss black custom kegerator
Digital temperature control
Effortless CO2 draft system
Classic 6 button layout
Arcade size 3" trackball with Mouse function
Side pinball buttons double as mouse buttons
Are you heavy breathing like me yet?
2.1 HD surround audio
Adjustable volume, treble, bass knobs
Accessible power, game exit, and pause buttons
Protective speaker grilles
Completely hidden drop-down access
Slide-out slim keyboard
Dual USB 2.0 jacks
The starting price for the maximum deal is around 4k. It's a bit of a price, but just think of it gently humming in the corner of your living room. An instant fun beacon, ready to transport you to another dimension. Hot damn, thank god for nerdy people.
08 September 2009
Well, after six or so years in my current apartment, it's come time to move on. With two people, two animals, and two fish... my closet kitchen can only go so far. So with great sadness, we made the decison to go for a bit bigger of a pad. I'll miss the one giant room, being the top half of a renovated hay barn, with a super cute grass backyard. Lily, Mama, and I have loved sunnnig ourselves on the lawn, so this might be the biggest loss. The new place? It's on TWO floors, has a washer AND dryer (it's been over 6 years of not having one) AND a dish washer!!! Here's a quick tour before everything begins to get pulled apart.