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Friday, November 28th, 2003
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So, what's there to say?

Now that I'm home, I've been playing "dot hack" on the playstation 2. It's like Snow Crash, except with an MMORPG instead of the Multiverse, and less interesting characters! Still, I must win before the break is over.

Thanksgiving. We went to my mom's side of the family this year, and got to see a bunch of relatives I haven't seen in years. All of the sudden, there are computer science people in my extended family? It was weird.. not Waterhouse family from Cryptonomicon, but that was what jumped into my mind.

[Only when I was reading over this did I realize that I referenced two Neal Stephenson books in as many paragraphs. I read other authors, really. Also, I notice I only italicized one of them.]

I meant to finish my pipelined MIPS simulator project in the car, but I forgot to actually copy the files onto my laptop. The wireless network is everywhere except on the road, so I just completely forgot that I needed to have copies of files I'd like to work on. This has been the case for so long that *none* of the source trees on this machine are up to date, so I didn't feel comfortable working on anything. ..so I played more games. Hmm, I've been playing a whole lot of games lately. This isn't good for productivity, and it's only going to get worse when Deus Ex 2 comes out. Hopefully, I'll reprioritize... later.

Hey, what am I doing up this late not frantically hacking together a CS project?
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[User Picture]From: czircon
2003-11-28 01:05 am (UTC)
I didn't think it was possible to have characters less interesting than those of Snow Crash.
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[User Picture]From: axiem
2003-11-28 10:33 am (UTC)
The .hack franchise is pretty nifty all-around. Much more detailed than Snow Crash.

If the game(s) is all you're playing, you're missing out on a lot.

Last time I checked, there was a novel, then an anime series, then a series of novels (only one of which is out currently) then the games, concurrent to the OVA, then a manga (which has an anime adaption).

Yeah. Big uuniverse.

Incidentally, the game is actually one game across four "games". The fourth comes out in February. Just so you know.

(Me and my roommate are .hack//Fans)
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[User Picture]From: bitman
2003-12-01 11:21 am (UTC)
The characters in the .hack//sign anime are somewhat uninteresting too, at least in the first ten episodes.
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