Crog: the Cro-Magnon blogger

June 2, 2008

Geek Dream

Filed under: antisocial tips, artwork, home-made, shamelessly stolen, smash — eli @ 2:02 am

A Geek Dream:


April 26, 2008

WALKTHROUGH: How to Quit Assassin’s Creed for PC in Under 35 Easy Moves (*** MILD SPOILERS ***)

Filed under: new technology, smash — eli @ 8:15 pm

Put in some hard hours beating up guards and climbing buildings? Let’s call it a day.

Just follow these easy, illustrated instructions, and you’ll be fine!

So you start out with this nice screen:

Followed up by this straightforward prompt:

Wait … now it’s loading?

Oh, right – because Assassin’s Creed is kind of a meta-game-within-a-game, so it’s extremely logical that I have to jump through a hoop to exit. So here we are, at the Animus prompt, about to actually EXIT the game:

Did I say game? I meant “Animus”. As soon as you leave the Animus, you may now QUIT:

Despite the fact that we’re pretty sure about ourselves at this point, we are interrogated further:

Thankfully, there is no password to quit – even though we are now at a kind of entrance page:

Ok, in order to quit the game, you need to go into a profile (yes, my profile is named after our cutesy name for our cat):

And now, at the very last screen. Well, the very next-to-last screen.

AWW HELL! I sure do want to keep playing at this point. Let’s NOT quit!!!

Vitaly discovered the correct solution: simply press ALT+F4 when it’s time to “push the button”.

Possible Reasons Ubisoft Never Tried to Make Quitting Easy:

  1. Vitaly theorized that perhaps because AC is ported from the console, they expect you to just yank the plug out of the wall when you’re through playing.
  2. Since people who can afford PS3s are so freakin’ rich, maybe they are expected to just put their entire system into the trash compactor, and buy a new one.
  3. Ubisoft doesn’t believe their gamers have lives, and they will never need to quit.
  4. The game is so buggy on some systems that there is really no need to initiate a quit (thanks, Chen).

March 15, 2008

Welcome to

Filed under: new technology, smash, [bacterial] Culture — eli @ 6:29 pm

My apparently VIRTUAL psychometric class takes place in the lovely cyberspace called Yud Alef 3, which belongs to one of the hundred-thousand IRONI high schools in Tel Aviv.

Yud Alef 3 has many features; one of which is the virtual workspace collaboration tool known as the “whiteboard” application:

So put on your VR goggles and hit the jump to read more.


March 14, 2008

Anagrams of “Toblerone”

Filed under: deep thoughts, smash, worldlike travel, [bacterial] Culture — eli @ 11:24 pm

Nobody know what it means in Swiss, so we spent a good amount of time trying to figure out what they were trying to say.

  • Elbo Trone
  • Noble Rote
  • Robot Lene
  • Robo ‘n’ leet

My favorite is Bone Trole.

Alternatively, perhaps it was taken from a Swiss street sign: To Blerone →

January 1, 2008


Filed under: home-made, new technology, smash — eli @ 3:28 am

December 22, 2007

Crog seals his moment in history

Filed under: smash, [bacterial] Culture — eli @ 1:25 pm

The No Smoking Orchestra, led by Emir Kusturica, performed at the so-called “Culture Palace” in Tel Aviv, making a lot of noise and playing some really awesome songs in the process.

Somehow, when the masses approached the stage, Tanya, Vitaly and I were swept along, as well. And as a result, all three of us are now featured on the No Smoking Orchestra website gallery!!

Feast your eyes (from this gallery, we’re on the lower left-hand side):

We did it! We vindicated history and stuff, now we can pack up and go home, kthx universe.
Thanks to Tanya for finding the photo!!!!

November 29, 2007

Two new drawings – Rose and Girl

Filed under: artwork, home-made, smash — eli @ 12:51 pm

September 20, 2007

A new term

Filed under: antisocial tips, deep thoughts, smash, [bacterial] Culture — eli @ 3:11 am

I hope that someday I am credited with being the inventor of the term sneeze cultivation.

It’s when you almost sneeze, and you don’t, but you search for bright lights or the proper concentration or the correct dust configuration for your nasal passages. A sneeze brought about by such artificial means is thought of as cultivated.

When someone asks why you weren’t listening to whatever they were saying, you can tell them you were cultivating a sneeze.

July 28, 2007

Demonic Resemblance

Filed under: animals you can eat, smash, [bacterial] Culture — eli @ 2:00 pm


July 20, 2007

Tonight’s Gruesome Spectacle in the Gladiator Arena

Filed under: animals you can eat, smash — eli @ 2:07 am
Chloë vs. Roach

Chloë: 1
Roach: 0

photos by Tanya

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