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Monday, July 28th, 2003
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Hi. Mondays go really fast. I think it's because I deliberately stay away from bits of the web on the weekend, so I get to catch up on monday. Then the rest of the week sucks. Heh.

It was Jon's (my little brother's) birthday this weekend. He got an RC airplane, a bunch of playstation games, and one computer game. The computer game was the Warcraft 3 expansion, and it was from me :) Man, all those games are making me jealous. But I'll be first in line when all the good computer gmaes start coming out in the coming months. And actually, I've been wanting to get GTA: Vice City for a long time, but I promised myself not to until I beat GTA 3. Which is what I played all weekend, to no avail. I've been stuck on the mission where you have to blow up all the espresso stands in 8 minutes. I never have enough time. The only mission that's given me this much trouble was Turismo, from the beginning of the game. ...hey, maybe if I don't start in the middle island, I'll have more time. Heh, SMRT.

Besides my awesome Deus Ex arrangement, I have added the Black Adder theme to my phone. That was just a midi I downloaded, though. Thanks to NetFlix, I'm watching a lot of British sitcoms that I never would have seen otherwise :P

nearby: best text message EVAR. I didn't know they'd let you do that in ASCII!

Yes, that gets its own line. Also, thanks suppafly! I expect I owe the RIAA every time my phone rings :P

Guess what happens when you write Backpropagation code for a neural network by just making stuff up? It doesn't work!~ S-M-R-T! I need longer weekends. This neural network thing seems to need a trip to the library. Maybe I'll just use somebody elses' neural network while I'm testing. I'd still like to write one myself, mostly for educational value. And also because if I want to exploit it commercially, I don't want to be poisoned by GPL ;)

My car is at home again today. It's been having trouble starting lately, probably because of a broken main relay. When that gets fixed, all should be well. Except the sound system, I mean. All the parts for actual driving should be well, anyway.

I've traded many short entries for a few long ones. I hate it when people do that.
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From: thedexter
2003-07-28 01:20 pm (UTC)
Heh, I think you mean nearby.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-07-28 01:28 pm (UTC)
Ah yes... heh.
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From: zztzed
2003-07-28 01:20 pm (UTC)
How are you trying to destroy the espresso stands? I found it easiest just to ram them with my car. Of course, getting a rocket launcher and blasting them is an option, too.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-07-28 02:27 pm (UTC)
I was using the rocket launcher, yeah. I didn't know you could just ram them. Also, I didn't realize that the timer doesn't start ticking until one is actually destroyed. It was a lot easier after I had gotten them all on my radar, and started on the rightmost island (instead of in the middle!) I had time to spare. Thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: nearby
2003-07-28 02:35 pm (UTC)
Note to self: Kev prefers many short entries to a few long ones. Must keep Kev happy.
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[User Picture]From: axiem
2003-07-28 04:17 pm (UTC)
Note to self: Kev hates my entries, because they're too long.
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[User Picture]From: dr_dos
2003-07-28 07:06 pm (UTC)

Bastardly mission

I was stuck on that one for a long time. My brother told me to go around and find all of them and start with the 1st island. One time I started with the 3rd, and got blown up by the mafia with 1 more to go :(.

Turismo, I still haven't beaten. It's an optional mission though. I did beat the game, and I'm now stuck in Vice City. I haven't played it for awhile though.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-07-29 06:29 am (UTC)
When I heard about that game, I was annoyed that I'd now have to choose between it and Vice City when it came time to buy a new game. Then I found out it was only XBox for the next couple months. So problem solved :D
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