Thursday, 28 May 2009

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Red Orcheestra

So Tripwire Interactive recently announced a new version of Red Orchestra coming out, and some scans of a magazine preview were recently posted on a forum I frequent.

Red Orchestra is a weird game. I've owned it since it came out and I absolutely love it. I just don't play it. It's the only game that when I do fire it up I can't believe I never play it, and how despite a few draw backs it's utterly fantastic. Yet the majority of the time I don't have any inclination whatsoever to play it. Probably the only time I do play it is when I see a friend on.

I therefor have very mixed feelings about the new version. I have no doubt it'll be a monumental game with mediocre graphics, just like the old one, yet I don't really foresee myself playing it too much. I am still excited to try it though.

Thursday, 14 May 2009


For this story to have full effect I must first lay out the scene. I go to a college which utilizes small class sizes in order to promote more interaction with the teacher. The rooms therefor are the size and layout of a classroom you may have used in high school. This particular course was highly demanded, they had to open second section and there were still close to thirty people on the wait list when the semester began. Therefor the people in the room are generally very attentive to the lecture.

Now that you've got a mental image, what the hell am I blabbering about? I made some sort of snide remark to a friend during lecture which resulted in a conversation. Near the end he said "and know I know". Being a nerd, I immediately replied "and knowing is half the battle". We then both spouted the harmonized "G-I-JOE!" phrase.

When I turned back to the front of the room I realized that everyone was staring at us, and that most had obviously not gotten the reference. Apparently my nerd humour is not universally appreciated.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Free Time

So the winter semester at school finished about two weeks ago. After spending six or seven days a week dealing with school for the latter two months of the semester it has certainly been weird not having anything to do. I still work two days a week, but otherwise have had few obligations and likewise have had little to do. I’m not sure how I spent so many years being a lazy slacker. Granted I was working full time back then, however working in a kitchen was entirely different; it could be extremely stressful while I was at work, but as soon as your shift ends you have nothing to worry about.

As of now I’m just looking for full time employment to carry me through the immediate future. My sole summer class starts next Thursday which is rather exciting. I don’t generally look forward to classes but this one, a business law class, is quite interesting and is taught by who I consider to be the best professor at the college. In the meantime I’ve just been (slowly) getting done all the things I put aside until after the winter semester.