Jeff and I played paintball on Saturday, and it ROCKED. We played for 3 hours, I think, and each fired about 350 rounds of ammo. Ohhhh yeeeahhhh. I had 2 highlights. 1) Me and 6 other guys were pinned down behind some barrels. The enemy was in a building firing out at us, so they had lots of cover and we didn’t. After squatting there for like 5 minutes I just decided to run right up to the building, and I took out 1 guy on my way there. I was flat up against the wall so they couldn’t shoot me, and then at a random moment I popped out quickly and dove towards a car for cover. I took out the other guy. Later in the “suiting up” area one guy pointed at me and said “That guy was doing some crazy commando shit, diving out from the building and shooting them!”. I feld hella cool The second time that was really fun was when I ran deep (i.e. 50 feet) into enemy territory without being seen. I stopped to look around me and to my right were 3 enemy troops who hadn’t seen me. They were in plain view so I was able to unload about 30 rounds into their backs before they could even figure out that I was behind them and not in front of them (where the rest of my team was). Ohhhh they were surprised I love paintball. It’s like First Person Shooter games on the computer, except you work up a sweat, spend a lot more money, and end up covered in welts! I only had 1 welt this time, though, because I only got shot 3 times in the entire 3 hour shoot-a-thon, which is waaay better than I usually do.
After that, Jeff and I went back to his place and played video games until late in the night. As luck woudl have it, I got to play on his girlfriend’s computer which has a 17 inch Samsung LCD. SO I finally got to actually try out a Samsung LCD for gaming, and it was awesome. No ghosting. Smooothe. We played a bit of Call of Duty, Tron 2.0, and Age of Empires 2. They were all buttery smoothe and crisp. Now I want an LCD again. Maybe when I do my taxes and get my tax return Incidentally, I found that 19 inch Samsung 193P LCD that I wanted for $300 less than it had been anywhere else. Get it at PCVillageCanada.com, at Yonge & Eglinton.
One of the main reasons I need a monitor is so that I can use the burner in my desktop computer again. Steve Cox came up with a cheaper solution — I could buy an external USB 2.0 drive enclosure for around $50 and take the burner out of my desk and put it in the enclosure. Then I can use it with my laptop Cool idea!
Microsoft is officially evil. Microsoft has been completely blocking any/all email from Gmail, and not allowing it to even get to hotmail users. Yahoo at least has the decency to pre-filter gmail into people’s spam folders — allowing them to find the gmail if they want to. This totally isn’t cool. They’re breaking the internet by doing that! Why are they doing it? Because they want to make switching to Gmail unappealing, so that they don’t lost hotmail customers. They want people to believe “I never get mail when people send it from Gmail, so Gmail must be crappy and broken”, when the truth is that Hotmail is crappy & evil. Arrrgh!
Yesterday, the first privately funded sub-orbital mission into space was successful (BUT you must be using IE6 or the video won’t work). Incidentally, the main investor in this ship is Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder. Perhaps that’s why the video only plays in IE
I want this phone! It’s triband, so it’ll work in europe & croatia, and it’s orange! yay! AND it takes SIM cards, so I can use my existing HT (hrvatska telekom) sim in it!
If you aren’t already, it’s time to get signed up for the GOP-NYC protests. According to this article on GuerillaNews.com that’s where the US Military & Police will be testing out their next generation stun guns which have the power to “incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them” (made by Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems (XADS)).
In other news – it was only a matter of time. RSS and BitTorrent are now being used together. You can now subscribe to RSS feeds of bittorrent files. What I’d like, though, is for BitTorrent to let you specify “download all torrents linked to by this RSS feed”. That’d be excellent.