Internet Multiplayer

Playing online Halo PC is not really fun when there are superb (professional quality) players at a game and make sure everyone else knows they can beat you at whim. I played on a server last weekend where one side was a clan. The other side on which I ended up player were obviously not very experienced playing together on a team. We were slaughtered quite badly until I was left alone for a second to calm down because I was all alone.

I snagged a car, drove full force into their Blood Gulch base, killed 2 on the way into the base, grabbed the flag, killed the same 2 on the way back to my base, took an obfuscated route back their sniper on my base did not anticipate, juked just enough to avoid getting killed by him, and scored the point.

I was very elated and still laughing less than a minute later when I was banned.

Kicking the butts of 4 on my own by picking a great, unexpected tactic is “teh win”!!

Shopping

When I go shopping, I occasionally run into people I know. Yesterday, it took me 30 minutes to do what should have taken me only 5-10.

I saw Meredith from high school debate. A co-worker who meant to ask me about something cornered me to let me know she wanted to ask me about it. Finally, I ran into Mike who I used to work at a bookstore where I was a frequent customer.

Frequent may be too light a word. Their reward program gave you 10% off and $5 gift for ever $100 you spent. I would get 5-7 of them a year in high school and college.

Later, Mike became a techie about the same time I did. He value of doing the work because you love it, expresses my exact same sentiment. We are both concerned about the IT industries becoming dominated by people who only want to do it because they can get a fat pay check. Besides, those people cannot become plumbers or car mechanics because it is too complicated.

Ugh.

Yeah, I need to go to graduate school. It will give me something different about which to think.