I'm currently on level 58. Only 57 people have made it this far in the past 6 1/2 months, but a lot of people are close.
To save your progress, just register an account on k2xl.com (you can do this through the login screen of the game) and use it to sign in to the game. Your music and skin preference as well as your progress are then saved on the server. There's also a forum where you can get hints if you need them.
Last night I defeated levels 53 and 54 (54 is widely recognized as the hardest in the game). Most people actually take weeks on each of these levels. I got them both in just over 5 hours. You'd almost think I made a living by doing things logically or something.
Long version: this is a puzzle game done in Flash which some people have literally spent years trying to solve. It has 71 levels. I started last night and am about to start a very daunting level 53. Apparently level 54 is the hardest in the game. I'm really good at this type of game though, so it probably won't stump me for more than an hour or two.
Edit: new How to Not Suck article later tonight
Edit 2: new article is up. No promises that future articles will be announced here, so you should probably just make a point of visiting the site every so often to see what's new. I'll try to make sure there's at least 1 new article per week.
Jerk to me, jerk to youNo, this is not a masturbation journal, you sick bastards. Get your heads out of the gutter.
Yesterday I went to one of the many places near my work that serve breakfast. This one has their breakfast for $2.99. In Ontario, restaurant food purchases less than $4 only have GST applied to them, and several months ago (I don't remember exactly when... July 1st I think) the GST went down from 7% to 6%. That means any $2.99 purchase went down from $3.20 after tax to $3.17 after tax. I ordered my breakfast and went to pay, and the total came up to $3.20. So I said "Actually it's only $3.17, the GST went down to 6%." The woman behind the register said "Not here."
...Not here? GST is universal across the country: it's 6% everywhere, not 6% except for breakfast in Toronto. I said so, and she quickly gave me two pennies (not three). Now, I don't care about the pennies, but I have a thing about prices not being the same as advertised, and the advertised price for $2.99 + GST is $3.17, not $3.20. It's only 3 cents though, and it's a very inexpensive breakfast, so I shrugged it off.
I sat down to read my book to pass the time until my meal was ready (I'm currently reading Big Trouble by Dave Barry. The movie was almost scene-for-scene the same as the book, minus one character whose lines were given to the male cop). I was called for my food, and discovered three things I didn't like: it didn't come with cutlery or napkins, it didn't have coffee (note: the place is a coffee shop), and rather than home fries it came with french fries. Who the hell wants french fries at 8:30 in the morning?
So I found out where to get cutlery and napkins, ate my breakfast, left, and promptly reported them to the government for tax fraud. If the breakfast had been any kind of reasonable I would have left it alone, but the combination of a poor meal, an arrogant employee, and overcharging GST makes me do weird things like report people breaking the law. When they lose their license to operate a restaurant I'll let you all know.
In other news, it's amazing how much muscular endurance is lost from not working out for a month. And now I'm going directly to a regimen of 6 days a week. My body is going to murder me.
In other other news, sometimes my friend list is funny. Within the last few days I've had one person leave my list, only to be replaced by a cute Aussie girl. I'd like to say I'll miss you, but your replacement is a little easy on the eyes...
It's good to be CanadianCanadian = no work today because of Thanksgiving, huge turkey dinner on Saturday, huge turkey dinner tonight.
In other news, yesterday I verbally teed off at some old Indian woman who thought it was okay to smoke inside an enclosed staircase with no smoking signs all around it. Then I called out security to go get her. If I hadn't been taking my girlfriend to a movie at the time, that Indian woman would have left that staircase scared for her fucking life. Be sure there will many bile-filled articles about inconsiderate smokers on How To Not Suck in the future, you can depend on that.
A Big AnnouncementLadies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and the rest of you... the time has come for a huge announcement! Yes, this is the announcement you've all been waiting for breathlessly for ...well, a little less than a week I guess. Without further preamble, I give you my newest website ever!
The site will be updated regularly with new content, so keep checking back! And tell all your friends! And then kidnap them and tell their friends! This site will save their lives.