Summer has too good a connection

August 27, 2007

Why do good times have to fly by so fast. Can’t they have high latency and a terribly laggy connection forcing them to take longer. But, quite unfortunately, this summer was one with a far too good connection, at least 300 kb/s by my reckoning. And so we hit the end and school begins.

I’ll try to keep up on the blog as I haven’t been doing. Trying to think of yourself as an anti-role model works quite well really. If only there was sort of mine I could build to harvest motivation for myself. (Terran’s female voice from StarCraft echoes in my head: “We require more motivation”).

In terms of gaming, my latest obsession is the lesser known grand strategy game Europa Universalis III. This game is similar to Sid Meier’s Civilization series in that you start playing at 8:00pm and before you know it, it’s 2am. However it varies from Civilization in that it is not turn-based, but instead it is real-time. Well, not quite real-time; you can adjust how time flows from about a day passing every couple seconds, to a few days passing in every one second.

The entire game goes from 1453 to 1789, though you can choose exactly when you will start. You can also choose practically any country available at the starting time, and then proceed to micromanage every aspect of your civilization, from economic focus to hiring advisors to recruiting a military. Newcomers with be daunted at first, but a bit of practice will get you going with the game in no time.


Eating The Map of Cats

July 12, 2007



What would we do without these sacred pieces of cloth. For the cats use them to write computers. The turtles use them to fly above the carpet. The Humans use them to feel fluffy. The puffins use them to  partake of melon. The moose use them to splatter pasta.


My Deepest Apologies.

June 26, 2007

Sorry for the long absence of updates. I’ve been pretty busy packing up crap and now moving in. For those who don’t know yet, my family is moving. Just locally, in fact, only about 15 miles, but it’s still a royal pain in the arse packing and moving in various stuff. Today we just actually closed on the house, but the movers aren’t coming until tommorow. Other then that, I don’t have a whole lot to post. Lifes been pretty damn good apart from the work, which isn’t even that terrible. Just went Kyaking the other day which was a great deal of fun, as the lake was unusually rough which made for some fun situations where I almost flipped. I picked up Tony Hawk Project 8 for my XBox 360. So far it’s been a great deal of fun. I really enjoy the new Nail-The-Trick feature, and, as always, am amazed by the quality of the level design in the Tony Hawk games. That’s about it for now.