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That’s the only way I can account for the number of squid populating my sewers:
In related news, my sewers connect Moonglow to my house, to the spawn point, to Bjorn’s (though the connection hasn’t technically been made, it goes around his place, anyway), to Star Island, to Christa’s latest house (over 5 km of tunnels so far!). I’m working on finishing the tunnels, as not all are lit or flooded as in the picture above. Plus, I’ll be making more connections if/when people want the connections made to their places. It’s mostly ornamental right now, but should the teleportation ever go down again, these safe passages will be quite welcome, I think.
…my router. I’m now running Toastman’s Tomato on an Asus RT-N16. I decided to go with a single band router for 2 reasons, the first being cost. Dual-banders, with the features I wanted, cost half again as much. The second is that there’s not a single PC here (I think) that supports the 5 GHz band, and all but 2 support N. The first thing I noticed is that this thing has a ton more available memory, there are people out there that managed to put an anti-virus program on it, set it up for use as a server, use it for torrenting, getting stuff off of usenet, and so forth. So, it goes without saying that since I’m just using it as an AP, the thing is damned near rock solid. The only hiccups were when, every 3rd or so reboot, it will throttle down one particular PC, regardless of whether or not it was using one wireless card or another. But, it’s been up now for about a month and everything works. So now it’s time for some tweaking!
I’ve been playing TF2 again lately. Here are some of my exploits:
The original TF was probably the best game I ever played. I was reminded of it when my login fortune this morning was:
<Knghtbrd> 2fort5 sucks enough to have its own gravity …
Heh. When I started playing Quake Team Fortress in 1994, 2fort4 was the default map. Everyone played on 3dfx Voodoo cards and Glide was the new thing in graphics. Having transparent water and mirrored surfaces was so damn cool… When 2fort5 came out there were upgrades to the base structures as well as enhanced gameplay – snipers could call in airstrikes!
I remember pipebomb traps, detpacks, MIRV grenades, nail grenades, and proxy mines. OH! And the 20mm autocannon option for the hwguy! And how the medic’s primary weapon was an axe that healed instead of damaging. 😛
Does anyone still play the original Team Fortress anymore? If anyone wants a server, I’d be willing to host. SavageChicken has some spare cycles.
So here’s the deal, I’m in a Cultures of Online Gaming class. I’m going to need three online games to play through out the semester. I have no idea what to do because the professor asks that we step out of our comfort box and play something new. I have played a lot of games. List:
World of Warcraft
Star Trek Online
Second Life (I HATE IT!)
I would like a game that doesn’t suck and doesn’t cost a lot. Text based are okay, but I wouldn’t even know where to start looking.