News: May 13th to June 11th, 2001 (9 entries)
1:03am, 11 Jun. 2001:
Ack, it's late. I just added my GURPS
Vehicles & Robots page. It's got two robots/drones on it right
now. Also, I have a couple new pages in the Techie section... umm, what
else? Been working on the space setting a lot. Lots of info for it.
Gonna release it any day now. Haha. Finals this week at school. Ugh.
5:07pm, 9 Jun. 2001:
Well, Hanwool is back in town. He got a new 1.2 GHz Athlon
with 256 mb RAM and a 64 meg video card. Gahh! I can already see my
900 MHz (128 RAM, 32 mb vid) acquiring an inferiority complex... I must
assemble a new system. Fast. Anyway, in other news; Justin and Matt
came over on Thursday and we continued the game in my sci fi setting.
It was a little bit fragmented--I had to ditch the other three PCs who
are too preoccupied to attend my little games. Doctor Prophet got everyone
released from the Space Ranger frigate's brig, but Sarah, Nicole and
Jason were taken away on a private yacht while Locutus and Jarrod (Justin
and Matt's characters) were dumped on a Class IV station in the Canaan
system. Oh well; I'll have the write up in my Campaign
Logs section shortly.
5:14pm, 3 Jun. 2001:
Not much happening today. Went to McDonald's at three, ordered
the number four with a rootbeer. Read some e-mail, posted some replies
to GURPSnet, read some SlashDot articles, listened to some Tom Smith
filk stuff, watched the Bugs Bunny marathon on Cartoon Network. Bored,
again. Gonna work on my sci fi setting. Need a name for it. If anyone
has an idea, e-mail it to me. TTFN.
11:48pm, 2 Jun. 2001:
Was supposed to have 2nd game in my unnamed GURPS sci fi
setting tonight, but Jason didn't want to play and there was no way
for me to organize a game without risking offense towards him, so I
stayed home. Ah, hooray, there's a Saturday Night Live rerun on... how
incredibly, horribly, boring. Oh my.
11:19pm, 30 May 2001:
Okay, three major notes today: Ein: Saw the ST: Voyager
series finale on sunday--extremely good. It's too bad the series was
only really good for the last 3 years; they finished it off just when
it was getting really good. Of course, it's the same story with DS9,
but Voyager's ending seemed sort of abrupt... none of the episodes leading
up to it really suggested what would happen (well, except for the one
where Neelix left--that was kind of a tip off, but still). Can't wait
to see Enterprise with Scott Bacula. Anyway, Zwei: Harry
Russell sent out an off-topic post to GURPSnet this afternoon that
had some really amazing info: Apparently Baen (book publisher) is making
numerous titles available for download... FREE! They've got a
ton of books to choose from including Redliners, Black on Black, Oath
of Swords, and many more. Baen has presented the material in HTML, RocketBook,
Palm, MS Reader and RTF formats. Check it out at The
Baen Free Library. As I update this news, I'm downloading The Apocalypse
Troll by David Weber... hehe, booku thanks to Mr. Russell! Alright,
item Drei: Progress on my yet-unnamed GURPS Sci Fi setting has been
proceeding quite well. My playtest group (well, ok, my only group) is
about to have their 2nd game within the setting; the first was quite
a success. Just this evening I finished a write up on Uplifts. Hopefully,
I'll upload all my work by next Monday (maybe even Sunday). Okay, TTFN
5:17pm, 21 May 2001:
Woops, forgot to update for a while again. Oh well. Against
my previous declaration, I caved and watched X-Files. It was okay...
Scully had her baby and all that. Oh, and the Lone Gunmen made a special
appearance toward the end!! That was so kewl (there was even a metaphor
about them being the three wise men bearing gifts and Mulder following
a star to the place where Scully was)! Anyway, not much going on today...
did you see the Geek.com story about IBM's pixie-dust hard drive coating?
Very kewl. They talk about 400 gig hard drives being a reality in the
next year or two. Heh. Oh, I put up some GURPS
Campaign Logs in the GURPS Section--we played my Sci Fi setting
on Saturday, and I think it went well. Go read the session record, it's
not boring, I swear. Well, IMHO anyway. Right. Well.
10:39pm, 17 May 2001:
Oh yeah, FOX is cancelling "The Lone Gunmen"! Can you believe
that? That was an awesome show. Gahh. Well, that fixes it; I'm not watching
X-Files anymore. Geez... you know, the whole X-Files universe could
have become a setting all it's own; what if we'd gotten other spin-offs,
like the Star Trek series? Agh. Lone Gunmen show had so much potential.
I even made a point of catching or recording every episode. FOX sucks
ass. Okay, I guess I'm done ranting. Geez. Oh, BTW, the 400 mhz PII
on my network seems to take about 13 and a half hours to complete a
SETI@home work unit (compared to my 900 mhz Athlon's 5 and a half hours).
Might start clearing space to set up a couple systems in the big room
7:49pm, 15 May 2001:
I made a SETI@home group! It's made up of the computers on
my LAN, but anyone can join if they want to. Check out the new page
I made for it by following the SETI@home link
in the left frame.
7:58pm, 14 May 2001:
Added my MP3 collection list and stats to the Techie section...
messed around with Paint Shop Pro 7 some more. Did up some graphics
for my GURPS Sci Fi setting project. Have to do a group project in Philiosophy
101 this week. Ugh. Anyway.
12:13pm, 13 May 2001:
Cleared out the old news entries and put them in the archive;
April 23rd to May 10th. Hm. Not much going on today. Started a GURPS
"The Tick" campaign last night (I play The Amish Avenger...
don't ask). Have a bit of homework to do tonight. Chapter questions
for American Government PS 100 and a 3 page rough draft for English
101. I'm going to try and add something to the Techie page today. I
have Winamp (v2.72) shuffling all the MP3s in my collection (3.5 gigs)
right now and it seems as though this is the 5th time it's played Aerosmith's
"Living On the Edge." Aiya. Oh, I bought Justin's copy of
"Seven" on DVD from him on Friday. Good movie. Been researching
the Amish. Very interesting. Check out The
Amish Country News website if you're curious. Ummm... that's it
fer today I s'pose. TTFN.