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Wednesday, December 31st, 2003
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Here is a quick synopsis of everything I've done and haven't written about: I've spent the last n days playing games, watching Star Trek Enterprise, and having various Christmases.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time is so great. I have it tied with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for best game of this year. kartos pointed out that Penny Arcade had similar conclusions. I'm not sure where Deus Ex: Invisible War is supposed to go on that list. I thought 2003 was going to be a big year for games. Not really. Lastly, Simpsons: Hit & Run is a lot more fun than I thought it would be. I have this huge thing of videogames to play.

Alas, parabellum (my windows machine) is temporarily dead. Again. It was acting crashy the other day, so I powered it off. And then could not power it on again. The only way I can make it work is to clear the CMOS (so that it powers on the system when it's first plugged in) and power cycle the power supply. When that actually works, it doesn't stay on for long. I'm guessing my old power supply needs replacing, so one is on the way from NewEgg. So, there will be a pause in the game playing, which is probably for the best.

So, I missed nearly all of seasons 2 and 3 of Star Trek Enterprise. I've watched them all, starting on the end of finals before I moved back here, and up to a couple days ago. I like the story of the season 2 episodes. Peaceful mission of exploration, you know. Except they're kinda sparse, so I'd often watch the episodes while doing something else. Can't do that on season 3. The episodes are a lot more involved, but I'm already sick of the Xindi plot thing. Even though they have the same type of adventures they had in season 2, there's always this annoying pretext of having to find the Xindi weapon that gets on my nerves. I don't care! Anyway. I'm ready for when that show starts airing new episodes again.


And then we come to today. Went to Sang Kee with my family for the second time ever. My new favorite Chinese restaurant, no question. I redid all the IPs and DNS entries for the home network (we have 11 machines running currently) after the great network card shuffle. Cleaned out my inbox. Thanks to SpamAssassin, this wasn't too bad. Only ~350 messages to read from the past 1.5 weeks, and I really just skim the UMLUG list. I've trashed my room, and I should probably clean that up soon. Other random things I can't think of. This is about the longest post I can write. The end.
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From: thp
2003-12-30 10:23 pm (UTC)
Is Simpsons: Hit and Run worth $50? It seems to me like it'd be really amusing and entertaining. :P
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-12-30 10:34 pm (UTC)
It's very amusing and entertaining. And the best thing is that it's literally full of simpsons references! Though I'd hesitate to say it's worth $50. Because of the computer thing my game was cut off, so I'm not entirely sure... but it seems pretty short compared to, say a GTA game.
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