Like waiting for the odometer to roll over.
Microsoft could have done better for a Vista only game.
Two weeks ago I was at my in-laws house. My nephew has an old Xbox (not the 360) and was playing Halo. It was a little retro compared with Gears of War but it looked okay. So for $20 at Best Buy I picked up the original Halo Combat Evolved for my PC. I completed it quickly enough and had some fun.
Plasma grenades sticking onto the bad guys was fun; sometimes the little grunts would shout “Not again!”
Halo 2 for Vista came out and I picked it up too. It’s okay. It’s not as visually entertaining as Unreal Tournament 2004, and the Marines have already run me over in a Warthog.
Just like an original Xbox game, it feels a little retro but displayed in wide screen. So far the game play is acceptable, just not anything to get excited about. It plays better than the original Halo but there is nothing that I can see that justifies it being a Vista only game.
Microsoft should have gone with a port of Gears of War, now THAT would have been very cool.
Screenshot taken from Microsoft’s Halo 2 for Vista website.
Saw this on Reddit this morning. These guy are hysterical, although if a cop asks you “are you with these guys?” you’d better tell the truth. Best Buy must have been fun to be in that day.
Bet “Retail Store Management 101″ never covered days like these.
Last Friday the area around my right side burn got swollen and raw. By Saturday afternoon it spread down the right side of my neck.
By Monday (Memorial Day) everyone was reminding me to see a doctor. It was all swollen and hurt a little with pins and needles pain.
Tuesday morning I am in the office. Two of my friends were saying “Wow, you look like crap”. A third friend walked in a little later took of his shades and said “Hey that looks just like Shingles!”
Shingles, as in the same virus that causes chicken pox. That’ll make me popular!
I left work 10 minutes after that, with one of my friends acting like I was infectious. After seeing the doctor, she confirmed it was shingles. I was sure it was just midlife acne or a bad rash caused by a bug bite.
Tuesday and Wednesday the thing began to really hurt. I couldn’t sleep because of the sharp pain. Today it’s hurting much less, shifting into a burning feeling. Shingles is a virus that lives in the nerves. It can’t be cured but with medicine the length of the flare up can hopefully be minimized. My friend had just seen it one someone else who complained about the pain. At the time I was thinking “what pain?” and now a couple of days later I know exactly what he meant.
Both kids have been vaccinated against chickenpox so no worries there. If I can keep the stress down at work and home then I should be fine. As it is, when something make me snarl I get stabbing pains in my neck. No joke.
That will teach me to take it easy from now on
After speaking with my friend, I’m going to buy the Pearl from him.
The geek appeal is too much. I get delivery of my own email, I get Yahoo Mail, GMail, and now thanks to MidpSSH I get a working ssh client on my cell phone. I doubt that I’ll do anything very interactive via ssh on my cell phone, but I can reboot to my heart’s content.
Now how cool is that?
I moved WordPress back to the primary server. I took a working copy of all the files and database from the backup and restored it to the primary and poof it works.
Yesterday I did get a PHP update for Opensuse, that might have been part of it.