Archive for March, 2005

Gaming for Hope 2005 Ad

March 31st, 2005 Comments off

Gaming for Hope is in 2 days! Everyone should at least drop by, random fun is always had. This year we have an official DCI Magic judge who will be running tournaments, tables for board games, and big raffles (Sony PSP and Nintendo DS). Even if you don’t play games, you should definately drop by the McCann center to see what’s going on. We always do stupid things like play with foam darts and have competitions like who can hold their hand in ice water the longest.
For those that will be playing games, I’m building a patch server tongiht. Let me know (email: what patches, bonuspacks, maps, demos you want and I’ll be sure to have it all ready by the time the event starts.



Things on my mind

March 30th, 2005 Comments off

So many things coming up….

Fri Apr 1: 2600 meeting in NYC
Sat Apr 2: Marist College’s Gaming for Hope
Sun Apr 3: Recover from Gaming for Hope
Mon Apr 4: MHVLUG meeting: Tin Foil Hat Linux
Wed Apr 13: Student Employee Appreciation Day
Sat Apr 16: MHVLUG Help fest (formally installfest) @ SUNY New Paltz
Sat Apr 16 – Sun Apr 17: Trenton Computer Fair
Sun Apr 17: First MIT swap meet of the year
Sat Apr 30: Marist Spring Concert: Reel Big Fish

I’m sure there’s a lot more going on that I don’t remember. And this doesn’t reflect school work at all, not to mention that I’m always reading for or working on Surliness.
I started thinking about post-college lately, and that makes me sad. I look at the software that I work with and realize that I don’t know this stuff as well as I should. I can’t program as well as I should. I don’t know what I’m going to do for a job after college. Good thing I don’t have to worry about it too much yet.


Comic Review: Dominic Deegan

March 23rd, 2005 Comments off

After much procrastination I finally starting reading Dominic Deegan: Oracle For Hire. I started reading it because Damion kept quoting and making references to it. It started in May of 2002 and is updated mostly daily (from what I’ve seen in the archive). I’m only into July 2002, but I’m enjoying it. The comic is funny and artistically is definately a unique style that you don’t see too often. I won’t tell you much about the characters or the plot so go read it.


The hardest part of writing

March 15th, 2005 Comments off

I’m working on my Ethics paper that’s do in the next 12 hours, but I’m at the hardest part now. I’ve been reading and doing research, but I have no clue what to write about. I just don’t know how to get started. Once I have some clue, or statement I’ll be set and three pages will be nothing to whip up. I hate writing for this reason alone.
Stage 1 of jury duty is complete, and the jury has been selected. I happen to be one of the lucky people to move onto the next stage and appear at the trial Thursday. Here it is spring break, and I’ll spend the beginning of it just sitting in court.
The new gaming machine is up. It runs mostly ok, will probably do better once I get these fans installed. Can’t wait to play around with burning DVDs and get crap off my hard drives.


Little late on the update

March 12th, 2005 Comments off

Whoops, got busy with midterms. So recap of last weekend. New computer, very awesome. I read the comic Game Under. Not a huge fan of it, but it did have nice stories, and I’m a fan of the artist’s style. Check it out for yourself though, 31 comics on a fast server.
Went to see Constantine on Saturday. I don’t care what Kershaw has to say about it, it was a decent movie. I’m amazed as the amount and detail with the computer graphics, and the fact that it wasn’t overly done either. And the music didn’t distract you from fight scenes either. It is not meant to be a Blockbuster hit, it is not meant for uptight people who just want to rip apart a story. I suggest going, it was worth the $5.
Sunday was the concert. Here it is early Saturday morning (past 4:30, I should probably head home soon) and I’m still happy that I went and saw three friggin’ awesome bands. I’m not knocking Chevelle at all that put on a great show, but I went to see Crossfade and Strata, which both impressed me. Oh, and fuck Future Leaders of the World.
So that about wraps it up. Just fixed a mail problem I didn’t know existed, but the resolution for that enabled a new feature that I like. Oh, and UT2004 is fun.