Monday, February 22, 2010

On Phish & the Olymipcs | Reposed from

Just a few fun facts [phun phacts] about Phish on network/stadium playlists during the Olympics.

Ocelot was played during trials for the ski jump on 12/26/09.

First Tube was used in the bump to a commercial about the upcoming bobsled competition on 2/20/10.

Tweezer Reprise (a good 3 minutes worth!) was the background music for the Ono speedskating segment late on 2/20/10.

Kill Devil Falls (the version from Joy) was played over the PA at the Canada vs. USA men's hockey game 2/21/10, with about 15 seconds left in the first period. They played about 20 seconds of the chorus before the puck was dropped again.

Axilla (Part II) (from Hoist) was played with about 8 minutes left in the second period at the same game.


On another note loosely related to the Olympics; Skate skis are the new Downhill skis. Maximum fun + no lift ticket. Snow is becoming plentiful up Uxbridge way.

-C.D. Clements

Thursday, February 11, 2010

An appeal to competitors

During time wasting activities over the past few years, I have defaulted to one game in particular: X Moto. Found natively in Linux, it is also available for Windows, Mac, and a few other OS's. A first impression might lead you to believe X Moto is mostly a nerdy game, but recent events in the Tyndale Maintenance office have confirmed what I have always suspected: X Moto has the potential of a cult hit.

X Moto is a 2D motor-bike side scroller, but with 2000 plus user generated levels, a very healthy degree of difficulty, and a wildly impressive statistic system, it leaves any competition far behind. I wish to invite you [the reader] into this game, and if you would dare, into the fiercely competitive world of Tyndale Maintenance's X Moto competition.

Walk through on how to get X Moto running on your computer:

A) Download latest version at

B) Install the game. Be sure to:

    • Enable web access [Options tab > WWW tab > Enable WWW access]

    • Click “Check WWW” at the bottom of the page.

      • Allow to download high scores, new levels

C) Play the game. You can select level various difficulties with the "difficulty stars" and the “Quick Start” feature on the main page. Or play through a map pack in the Levels tab.

D) Go back to and register your username.
    • Note the links bar on the main page

    • Select the “Log In” link

    • Create a new player account

    • Enter in your profile name from the game (case sensitive), give an email & password.

E) Synchronize your game account to your web account

    • Options tab > WWW tab > enter your password

    • Then, Options tab > Database tab > select the Synchronize button

F) Find the Tyndale “room” and share your high scores & level replays.

    • On the Web:

      • Log in

      • Select the Private Rooms link

      • Find Tyndale in the pull down menu

      • Enter your profile name

      • Enter the room's password (which is “tyndale”. Note the small case “t”)

      • Select Change of Room

    • In Game:

      • Options tab > Reference Room tab > Update Room Button > Tyndale (type into the filter)

      • Select the room

      • Be sure to upload your high scores (button on right of screen)

This may seem complicated, but worthwhile. See if you can beat Nathan's score on “Toxic Waste.”


-C.D. Clements