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"In the pipe, five by five."

Posted on 2009.11.09 at 10:20
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Introduced the boy to StarCraft. I could tell he was getting bored with our missions in Dungeon Siege but was unsure if a child would appreciate Real Time Strategy. Now I know. He LOVED it. Last night, as I put him to bed, he had three action figures with him, which he explained to me were Zerg, Protoss, and Terran.

I picked up the "Battlechest" at Target Friday evening on my way home from work and kid you not, actually managed to also find my original 1998 disc and the follow up Brood War. I'm thinking I need a a little more organization in my office, which already looks more like a comfortable storage unit than anything. Since pulling out all my games, they now litter the top of my desk with all my HP/UX and IA64 discs and hardware (I brought home that 128MB PCI framebuffer for the rx2600) as that was the last project I was working on before the two became enmeshed, bonded, reacted and exploded:

unixwolf arrived Saturday for our annual citywide Glowfest event (I was to get free tickets for authoring the web page; alas, no time to pick them up), to hang out in the garage and drink Shiner Smokehouse (more on that in a later entry) and visit for the weekend. Its been a year this month since we last saw the UnixWolf around these parts. After drax0r's six-year-old mercilessly beat him in a wrestling match he re-established his dominance by schooling both myself and my son in StarCraft marking the first time in nearly a decade we had played together.

And while that was fun, and I was looking forward to a re-match, I had a Production Change from 0300-0700 Sunday morning. So yeah, moving kinda slow today. Not as easy as it was when I was younger.

Sunday morning was lazy - I'd slept a total of 4 hours the night before; two before the Production window, two after - so my wife and I lazed around the house and finished re-watching the first season of SG:A The prefect end to the perfect weekend, and now its time to ready myself for the work week. But before I go...

A word about camouflage. According to Wikipedia:
Camouflage is a method of crypsis – avoidance of observation – that allows an otherwise visible organism or object to remain indiscernible from the surrounding environment through deception. Examples include a tiger's stripes and the battledress of a modern soldier
So I'm guessing sequins? Not so much -

The link *really* shows them off



Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-09 17:02 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're having fun playing all your 10 year old games. I'm still fond of Lords of the Realm II myself.

I know I've asked you this before, but since it's in your picture I presume you've had a chance to use it, so I have to ask, how do you like the aluminum Apple keyboard?
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-11-09 18:21 (UTC) (Link)
I have to ask, how do you like the aluminum Apple keyboard?

I hate it. My wife likes it. She got it from drax0r because he hated it too.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-11-09 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
I can't stand that F***ing keyboard!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-11-09 21:03 (UTC) (Link)
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-11-09 21:22 (UTC) (Link)
Now that my friend is a work of art! I spilled a 24oz Monster on one at my old place of employment...kept on working. Even better I believe.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-11-09 20:06 (UTC) (Link)
I'm still fond of Lords of the Realm II myself.

You and leonardii both.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-09 17:05 (UTC) (Link)
In the making-of documentary on Shooter (and I'm sure you already know this having been in the service yourself) that the way that camouflage works is that is breaks up the form of the body, specifically by removing lines and outlines.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-11-09 17:44 (UTC) (Link)
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ehowton
ehowton at 2009-11-09 18:18 (UTC) (Link)
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drax0r
drax0r at 2009-11-10 18:03 (UTC) (Link)
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Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-11-09 17:05 (UTC) (Link)
HTML FAIL!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-11-09 18:20 (UTC) (Link)
Polite fail!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-11-09 17:51 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a beautiful weekend :) I think I'll dig out my old Nintendo and play some Commando. Even dig out my old G.I. Joes and play attack the cats! muhahahahahah!

I'll somehow tie in the new movie merchandise with the old. The new Night Raven actually fires 12 rounds of missles... here kitty kitty....

The sequins are soooo cute. I just may scratch all that boy play and bedazzle my Chucks :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-11-09 20:00 (UTC) (Link)
I recently bought an A/C adapter for my old Super Nintendo for my son. Sadly, not one of my dozen games would power on :(

Guess I'll have to get a PS3!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-11-09 21:01 (UTC) (Link)
I love your way of thinking!
Lelf Treperra
ubet_cha at 2009-11-09 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
Isn’t it nice how Prod changes just suck the life out of a weekend? Gaming does make for a nice distraction. Glad you got to relax. I’m still on with CIV 4’s Beyond the Sword until winter when I start Dragon Age Origins.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-11-09 20:05 (UTC) (Link)

Akin to the Mechanic's Car

Ironically, I doubt my boxes will play any of the new games. I'm a bit of a cobbler. No, I don't make shoes, but all my boxes are constructed in a very fluid, mad-scientist kind of way.
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