I logged on at the weekend, hoping to beat my highscore and accrue some more treasure… Oh dear - my score, my treasure, indeed my entire Solitaire Blitz history, had been erased!
Everything was reset to zero, as if I’d never played the game before. Everything.
Damn you, PopCap, if that is your real name!
And it’s not like this is the first time something of this shitty nature has happened on Facebook either - around Christmas time I decided I wanted to play Super Snowman, surely the most amusing drag’n’drop Flash application ever devised.
I’d played it the previous Christmas and the Christmas before that. It was cool.
'Unfortunately, we have ended development of this application. We apologize for any inconvenience.’
Damn you too, Spicerack Media!
And anyway, ending development of something has fuck-all to do with people being able to use it! Once something has been developed to the point of usefulness, it can be used for eternity with no further development necessary, surely?!? I guess in their ivory tower of Authoritarianism, they can breezily assume that we won’t know or care enough to make a fuss.
|Super Snowman rocked teh bigley|
It doesn’t have to be this way
|Risotto also rocks, obviously|
King Prawns, several
Anchovy fillets in oil, several
Octopus chunks (optional)
Red Onions, 2 large or equivalent, finely chopped
Sweet Red Pepper, 2, finely chopped
Lemon Juice, a couple of lemonsworth
Olive Oil, from the anchovies, a little
Garlic, several cloves, smushed
Cook this lot for a while longer (until about 10-12 minutes after you first put it on heat). Now it's time to add a little more oil and butter, and get the rice in there.
Continue to cook until the rice is a perfect consistency - fat and creamy. If it needs more liquid, then 'feed it' with water, wine or a squeeze of lemon as required.
The taste test will let you know when it's ready. Stir in a final generous knob of butter before serving, because, well, you're a decadent sort, aren't you?
Serve with a green salad and an Italian white that bursts with citrus flavours. Alternately, the dish works well as a starter if you can bear only having a small portion!