Skip to main content

Noob!!! What noob?

So, few days ago, I was playing my favorite 'puter game - Natural Selection - and Amanda walked in the room and saw the game. Somehow she got intrigued and for the following couple of days wanted me to sit and play the game, so she can watch the action. Now, isn't that awesome? How many guys can say that their girlfriend is asking them to play a 'puter game so she can watch it? Anyways, on the third day she asked to play. :) It did not take her long to get used to is. She just had to get some practice with the movement/looking/aiming all at once.

Last night she playd for 15 or so minutes and then wanted to switch with me. Today though! Today is a different story. I had her sit and play on her own instead of watching me. At first she was unsure of herself, but that soon changed! After playing for only 20 minutes she started to turn things around. I mean, her score was way better than my average, and I have been playing the damn game for years. When she talks she uses all the game's terminology. In-game she moves and has an attitude like a veteran gamer. She puts my years put-in to shame.

All of her advancements in skill and attitude surprise me greatly, because tonight, unlike yesterday, most of the players on the servers are a-holes. I love all this, in addition to having a geeky and smart girlfriend, I have a girlfriend who likes to play games, also. A play all, in so many ways!! Simply awesome. ;)


  1. You always get the story wrong, babe. I've been watching you for months. How do you think you get away with playing it for hours? :)

  2. Really, hmm!?! I suppose - you know how my mind is. :p


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Format MAC Address [JavaScript]

I am currently working on a project which will allow users to register their Wi-Fi enabled, non-web browser enabled, devices on the network. These are devices like printers, Apple TV, and Xbox*. One of the data points that have to be collected from the user is the device MAC address. The project customer wants that address to be properly formatted when they see it in the support ticket.

We have several options. We can format the address either on the back-end after the form has been submitted. Or we can format it on the front end via a separate text field for each character pair, but that is too many fields to handle. A better solution is to use a single field and format the user input at the time of input or upon submit. In those cases, the former is better because the data will already be formatted when the overall form input is being validation after the user clicks the “Submit” button.

We are going to format the user input as it is being provided, thus having proper data when vali…

Balloon Flowers of 2014

We have Balloon Flowers (platycodon grandiflorus) in a half barrow pot. They are one of my favorite flowers that we have around the house. Simply because of how the flower forms. It starts as a small ball, which slowly grows into the shape of a hot air balloon, and once it opens it looks like it had exploded.

[gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="2611,2612,2622,2615,2613,2614,2616,2617,2618,2619,2610,2620,2621"]

I planted the flowers from the pictures above about seven years, ago.

SNOOZ: Sound. Sleep.

I was on the Snooz Kickstarter page today, revisiting the project’s details and timeline progress. The device, which is a white-noise generating machine, recently became available for pre-order. Snooz is meant to be an alternative to having a TV or a stationary fan running at bed time. In my case, I bought it for my wife so we can get the TV out of the bedroom.

Whilst on the comments page I read the following comment, posted recently by Ken Tran:

I'm not a fan of the new fabric design. ...
I must disagree. If you take a look at the original design, which is all plastic and no style, I must say it is fugly. It is all utilitarian - not something I rally want to look at or see when I walk into the room. The final design, seen on the right, is something that beacons to be explored, looked at, utilized.

I am a big fan of Bang & Olufsen. They use fabric from Kvadrat in their line of products. Incorporating soft materials like fabric or leather in something which is meant to be place…