Encyclopedia Britannica – Family Encyclopedia – Budget Games & Software

I promised a review of Encyclopedia Britannica, the Family edition.

It cost me a mere $10, but I have to say, that I’m highly disappointed.  First off, the disc wouldn’t even work in the DVD Burner I have.  I should have at least read the disc, which would have been able to install it.

All in all, I think it would have been a pleasant experience, if I was able to install it.  It says, “WIN/MAC CD Rom Software.  Included on the disc are 25,000+ articles, 2,700 images/maps/videos, and a Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus.

And yes, it works with Windows 7 witch is what I’m using.  I just checked the back of the box to make sure.  Which I’m almost certain I did so at the purchase of the software.

Despite the fact this journey was slightly disappointing, I’ll continue to purchase and review budget games & software.  Provided that they actually work.  Up next?  Sim City 4 and I know it works, because I bought it back when it was still $20, though you can now get it for $10.  Yet, the $20 includes an expansion pack.

Keep an eye out for the next review.  Is there a software or game you’d like me to review?  Make a suggestion below, as long as it’s under $20.

If you’re a software or game designer and would like me to review a game/software, please leave a comment or send me an email to my public email on my profile.

You Know You Spend To Much Time Online When

you change your desktop background almost daily.

you rarely turn off your computer.

you get hemorrhoids because you’ve been sitting at your computer so long.

a weekend of time spent offline feels like a nice break

you *do* take breaks from the computer, you psychologically schedule yourself to come back when the “4-hours” are up and you can replenish your Slot Game [or insert your favorite game here] tokens!

every time you leave your desk you take both your iPad and iPhone with you, just in case…and your car lighter charger

your dust bunnies have become dust elephants!

you don’t understand the meaning of “too much time online”

you’re too busy online to answer this question and simply go “huh??”

you get cankles from sitting for too many hours. (don’t worry, it’s temporary)

you think it’s Tuesday but it’s really Monday?

you search for the like button on your car radio

you search for reviews for things when you’re at the store.

you turn to your computer to look something up and realized you already are sitting at your computer.

the first thing you do in the morning is turn the laptop on.

you don’t ever have to turn on your computer

Have You Been Eating Real Ramen?

Many people have had Ramen Noodles.  You know what I’m talking about, the kind of noodles that you buy in the store.  The instant kind.  I wonder how many people have had real Ramen Noodles.  I know that I haven’t yet and I’m dying to try them.  I’m currently looking for a place in my area to try some.

What are real Ramen Noodles?  Well, they’re not instant that’s for sure.  Real Ramen Noodles are made with a real meat stock, have meat in them (like pork), and have other vegetables in them as well.  If you were to do a Google search for Ramen Noodles, you’d get back a bunch of mixed images, the majority of them looking a little something like this –

Now, there is nothing wrong with this kind of Ramen of course, especially if you’re on a budget.  I’ve eaten this brand of Ramen on numerous occasion and still do from time to time.  I’m just curious as to how the Real Ramen Noodles of Japan and the like areas taste.  I hope that one of the Japanese Steak Houses around here will have the Real Deal.  What do real Ramen Noodles look like?  Here is an example –