I think it’d make a good olympic sport


New game idea.

You take 2-3 people, an empty lot and a car. And a basket of food (preferably ~baseball sized).

The game is pretty simple. Its a lot like skeet shooting.

So anyway. You designate one person as driver, one person as thrower, and optionally one person as watcher. The driver starts driving at a decent speed. Then the thrower takes a piece of food (a bagel, banana, apple, orange, something thats fairly solid, and easy to throw) and throws it as hard as he can ahead of the car. Then the driver does his best to try and run over said piece of fruit. The optional watcher then scores the driver, based upon whether or not the fruit was hit so you could find out who has the best aim with their car.

portiyos is coming

yay, portiyos is coming!

wow, and I thought I was lame, you people aren’t updating very often!

So am I the only one excited about Doom 3? And sadly also entirely unable to afford it and its associated system upgrades. After seeing some stuff John Carmack has said I’m not so sure my GeForce4 MX is going to be up to the task.

I suppose I can wait a few months to buy it… see what other people have to say about how much it abuses hardware… maybe by that time the video card I’m eyeing will drop from $80 to say… $8. Heh. Right.

Meanwhile, I’m starting to get antsy due to my not having a book to read at night. I may be forced to start the Wheel of Time all over again if I can’t find something else to fill the void.

Yeah, I’m totally tired.

forgot to hit enter.

I should mention that there is two lead singers in that last song… a guy and a girl.

Anyway. The other day was teh suck. Apparently the outlet our fridge is plugged into stopped working… so all our food n such melted/spoiled/what have you. It apparently works if plugged into a different outlet. Yes, I flipped the breakers.

So thats sorta been the straw that broke the lumpy-backed smelly horse-like creature’s spine. So we’re looking for a new place, possibly in Ramona, which might be nice… cuz its cheaper, and closer to most peeps, but not too far from school/work.

Nothing Better.

I was going to just post part of the lyrics, but.. it just didn’t feel right.

Nothing Better – The Postal Service.

Will someone please call a surgeon

Who can crack my ribs and repair this broken heart

That your’re deserting for better company?

I can’t accept that it’s over…

I will block the door like a goalie tending the net

In the third quarter of a tied-game rivalry

So just say how to make it right

And i swear i’ll do my best to comply

Tell me am I right to think that there could be nothing better

Than making you my bride and slowly growing old together

I feel must interject here you’re getting carried away feeling sorry for yourself

With these revisions and gaps in history

So let me help you remember.

I’ve made charts and graphs that should finally make it clear.

I’ve prepared a lecture on why I have to leave

So please back away and let me go

I can’t my darling I love you so…

Tell me am I right to think that there could be nothing better

Than making you my bride and slowly growing old together

Don’t you feed me lines about some idealistic future

Your heart won’t heal right if you keep tearing out the sutures

I admit that I have made mistakes and I swear

I’ll never wrong you again

You’ve got a lure I can’t deny,

But you’ve had your chance so say goodbye

Say goodbye

Ahh, but where’s the Syllable Port?

I like Turn-Based Strategy games. Like em a lot. I think this is reflected in the way I play Real Time Strategy games. I tend to play RTS’ like I have all the time in the world to pick my actions, weigh the pro’s and con’s.

Sadly, they’re not one of the more popular game Genres out there… you can’t really just go to the local EB or Gamestop to pick of a TBS. In fact, most TBS’ are fairly old (Fantasy General, Master of Monsters, Panzer General, etc). I guess this sort of plays into my Retro-gaming love, too.

So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across this gem! Wesnoth is an open source TBS. Cross platform, too! And not just “Works on Win9x *and* Win2k” cross platform, oh no. And not just Windows *and* Mac. Hell, not even just Windows, Mac, and Linux. No my friend, this game runs on: “Windows, MacOSX, Linux, FreeBSD and even lowly little BeOS”. Thats hardcore.

Anyway. It’s not completed yet, but its crash/bug-free (I haven’t noticed any in the past month on my 3 test platforms). Essentially all thats left is ending the storyline of the main campaign, minor tweaks to the game for balance, and adjustments to multiplayer. It’s easily worth downloading and playing.

But hell, in my opinion, if it runs on windows without crashing, and it doesn’t install spyware, its worth trying. Especially since you can keep it in a window and still be on aim/irc/mozilla/whatever.

spiderman? more like suckman

Ok. So Beach yesterday? Fun. Haven’t been in the ocean in a while. It was nice seeing Angela again after a long ass time. Played some spud, waited around a while. Then we went to Denny’s to partake in some french fries. Then we saw Spiderman 2.

It sucked.

Nevermind the people smoking in the theater. Nevermind the guys making stupid/vulgar jokes in front of us. It just wasn’t that great a movie.

So this physicist guy comes up with an idea to create a renewable self-sustaining fusion energy source. o0o0o. Ok, so far, I’ll buy that. But then, in order to manipulate this source in its containment field, he develops a set of cybernetic arms that interface with his brain using an advanced Artificial Intelligence (which is apparently capable of self-preservation).

Ok. We’re getting a little out there. But its a movie, based on a comic book. So I can deal. But then it hits you. Why didn’t he sell the AI? Or even just the arms? You’d make billions off of selling either! Think of the uses in replacing limbs from amputation. Then it hits you again. Wait, this guy is a physicist. And he managed to create an AI that is far more advanced than any number of Computer Scientists out there could do, despite it being their life’s work. All while working on a Fusion reactor.

Ok. Minor plot inconsistency. Maybe he just missed his calling. Afterall, the AI seems to work masterfully, and the Fusion experiment is a dud.

But then we’re beat over the head with a Spiderman who is apparently losing his powers. And the movie is trying to tell us that he’s losing his powers because, deep down inside, he doesn’t want to be spiderman anymore.

Eh? So because he’s pissed cuz he’s not getting any and his aunt thinks he’s a full on loser and he can’t keep a job or good grades, its as if he was never bitten by a radioactive (er… genetically engineered) spider and his DNA now de-mutates?

Ok. If this was Batman, I could believe it. See, Bruce Wayne is a regular guy. It’s all his training and gear that makes him kick ass. If he decided he just wanted to hook up with a chick and ditch the bat suit, you couldn’t complain, cuz thats the man’s decision. (of course, it would be entirely out of character, but at least it would be consistant with our current suspension of disbelief)

But this ain’t Batman. This is a guy with genetically altered DNA. So its hard for me to keep that belief going.

Then, the train scene! So spidey loses his mask, and everyone on the train swears they won’t tell a soul? There wasn’t one greedy person on that train? No supervillains in the making? The little kids wouldn’t brag to their friends? None of those people could be coerced into telling?

Then the final scene. We’ve got to destroy the new, bigger fusion reactor. So what do we do with a fusion reactor thats self-sustaining and growing larger by the second? I know! The river! Let’s just dump it in the river! That’ll stop it! (…) So its dropped in the river, and when this thousands of degrees hits the water? No steam. Not even a hiss.

Then spiderman takes off his mask for about the 15th time in the movie and shows Mary Jane who he really is. At the end of the movie, Spiderman has everything he could ever want.

betting no one else is up

I look out my window and think, oh God, oh God… Let it rain today. I don’t wanna leave my house today.

In case you’re wondering why I’m up at this unwholesome hour, its cuz I just had a horrible nightmare where Tom died, and I woke up in a panic and now I can’t get back to sleep.