Monday, August 19, 2002

320 x 240 Is Not an Acceptable Screen Resolution.

During my Half-Life session, switching between game and desktop resulted in a nasty half hour wherein my desktop resolution was reduced to 320 x 240. In full color. Amusing for a moment but a bit of a bear to fix.

Wasted Sunday

On a whim, I downloaded the Half-Life demo for some first-person shooter fun. That was fine, bit it's just Quake. I did manage to get myself gibbed in a way that allowed me to look at my own head. I guess the post-mortem period is actually more of an out-of-body sort of experience. Sorry for lack of screenshot, I was anxious to get back to playing hand-grenade catch with the extra-dimensional myrmidons. But here's something I learned: don't show mercy to the "enemy" soldiers by giving them a quick death. You need them alive to distract the ceiling monsters. Pity.

Saturday, August 03, 2002

Friday, August 02, 2002

Ow! Ow! Ow! I watched Star Trek V!

What was I thinking? Man, it's worse than I remember. There isn't any part of it that isn't wince-inducing, except the score by Jerry Goldsmith.

FSM Produces CDs faster Than I Can Listen

New CDs from FSM arrived today. The Prodigal and I Spy.

Thursday, August 01, 2002

Trapped in Kirkland!

Traffic backed up from the intersection of Juanita Way and Market St (or whatever they call it that far north) all the way to the Fire Station. "Stupid Seafair! Stupid, stupid Seafair! Who would want such a stupid Seafair?" * Really makes it pointless to try to get around the north end of the lake. I'll do some tasks around the office and make lemonade while the sun shines behind a black cloud.

* thanks to Ray for that particular mantra

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