Monthly Archives: July 2003

Tuesday, 29 July 2003

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We played a bunch of really fun Enemy Territory matches. Unfortunately it seems like most people were at the LAN party to leech and not to play. So most of the time we played only 3 vs. 3. But we had one game where it was 9 vs. 9. A friend introduced us to Virtua Tennis for the PC which astonishingly was a lot of fun.

We also played a couple of console games. Mario Party 4 is quite fun if you play only the minigames. That board stuff is just plain boring. So we played all the minigames without reading the rules first. That led to some very fun games.

Yesterday we saw Terminator 3 for free. Last week there was a marketing campaign at a local electronics store where you could get tickets for free. My friend Aki kindly gave us tickets since we were too late to get some ourselves. If you don't care about a logical plot it is a fun movie. Even better was the time after the movie where everybody made fun of the shortcomings of the movie. It was hilarious. Aki should really become a stand-up comedian. He's so good at this kind of stuff.

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Friday, 25 July 2003

FUN

Yesterday we helped set up everything for this weekend's LAN party. I think I might have carried too many tables or something because today I have a strange bump on my formerly broken arm right above the place where the metal plate is. I hope this will go away.

After setting everything up we played some Poker yesterday. I was pretty lucky and won around EUR 11,-. Yay! We also played two rounds of Frankenstein, a poker variant that is extremely fun but gets expensive very quickly. Can't play more than one or two rounds of that per evening...

We'll go back soon and spend the weekend shooting some scum. Or something like that...

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Tuesday, 22 July 2003

Too damn hot

The move went quite smoothly except for the part where the keys for the moving van got lost for a while. The Gin&Tonic didn’t really work for me. I only got about three hours of sleep the night before. But I was okay.

That night we packed our stuff and drove south again to Mikey’s family. It was his mother’s birthday on Sunday. So Sunday we celebrated her birthday and our friend Hannes’ birthday. It was a very hot day so the afternoon was spent playing with water toys -> great fun! My friend Aki dug up this old water toy he remembered playing with as a kid. It was a clown’s head that you connected to a water hose. On the head rests a hat that gets propelled up by the force of the water. If you do it correctly the hat then hovers in the air about 4 or 5 meters above ground, spinning and sprinkling water all around. What a great toy! I wish I had had something like that as a kid.

Today we watched the Tour de France and then met Aki at the swiming pool. The water had almost perfect temperature. It was really the only place to cool down a bit. The room we’re staying in here is so damn hot we wake up at 10 in the morning being unable to go back to sleep. But it’s cool to get up early for a change.

We’ll stay here for a week working on websites, going swimming and playing with our friends. Next weekend will be spent at a LAN party our friends are organizing. So that should be fun.

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Saturday, 19 July 2003

Moving

Tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock we’re supposed to show up at our friend Stefan’s to help him move to his new place. Now currently my bed time is somewhere between 4 and 5 in the morning. You noticed my problem…

So Mikey and I just had a huge Gin&Tonic each hoping that this will make us sleepy enough to go to bed around 3:00. So Stefan, if you’re reading this: it’s probably not a good idea to let us carry your washing machine ;)

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Saturday, 12 July 2003

ET

So I tried Enemy Territory and it runs fine. The mouse movements sometimes seem a bit choppy but I think that is because my wireless mouse's response time isn't good enough. The only problem I have with the game is that I don't know what the heck is going on in most levels. I decided to play Axis first because they usually defend and that sounded easier to me than attacking. But there's always so much going on and there's so many objectives and the maps are really complex.

What I'm really saying is: I got killed all the time. Usually from behind. The other problem was that at first I didn't know how to tell Axis and Allies apart. Of course I didn't want to be a team killer so I basically had to wait until the guy shot me to figure out if he was an enemy or not. I think I got it now (Allies have brown uniforms and Axis blackish ones). I still find it hard to tell them apart though. And I still don't have any idea what the hell is going on most of the time. I wish I could find me a newbie server where nobody knows what they're doing.

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Wednesday, 9 July 2003

Stuff

We did good to get a headstart on Thursday and did not encounter too much traffic on our way south. We arrived at Mikey's parents' place around 5:30am.

On Friday however we weren't as lucky and spend a lot of time in traffic jams for the remaining 1.5 hours drive (which took us 2.5 hours that day). When the jamming got too much on the Autobahn we decided to take an alternative route over country roads along fields and pastures. We were already congratulating ourselves for the wise choice to leave the Autobahn when we ran into another jam in some backwater town only a short ways from our final destination. Ah well.

The rest of the weekend was great though. We played lots of boardgames and just enjoyed spending time with our friends (whom we don't see as often as we'd like). Unfortunately I couldn't persuade enough people to play Werewolf. Most of the members of our game club don't like it for some reason and we didn't want to play with only 8 people. Instead we played other fun games. Enemy in Sight for example is a great game if you play it with the right kind of people. On Saturday morning we strolled through the city with our friend Tim. As always in that city this ended with me buying a couple of comics at one of my favorite comic stores.

While we were there our friends Tim and Aki tried to talk us into coming back in three weeks to attend the LAN party they are organizing. So we'll think about that. Have to check first if all the new games run on our old machines.

So yesterday I acquired a Duron 1300 which is the only FSB100 CPU (the only ones my antiquated motherboard will take) I could find. My trusty old 800 Mhz Thunderbird therefore goes into well earned retirement now. I'm hoping that this little upgrade will allow me to play the newer games in bearable quality. I downloaded Enemy Territory yesterday for a test run. I guess it would have been smarter to run it with the old and the new CPU to see the difference but it's too late for that now...

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Thursday, 3 July 2003

Vroooom

We just saw on the news that summer break has started in Berlin and a couple of other states today. So instead of driving south tomorrow as we had originally intended we will try to get a headstart and leave now. Tomorrow will most probably be totally crazy with looooong traffic jams of people all heading south. We're hoping we'll make it before everybody else. Ah, nothing like spending the night on the road ;)

We'll then spend the weekend gaming with friends in Karlsruhe. Be back Monday or so. Wish us luck!

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Baaaaaad

Today was only the second time in my life that I walked out of a sneak preview movie before the movie was finished. The first time was maybe 5 years ago when they showed Les Couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs 2, a totally unfunny (but meant to be hilarious) french movie about a knight time travelling to the 20th century. The worst role I’ve ever seen Jean Reno play.

Today it was FearDotCom, a very, very bad horror movie (and I’m not a fan of horror movies to begin with) about people getting some mysterious fatal disease from visiting a certain site on the internet where they can watch people being tortured and killed by some guy (the villain in this movie apparently). Mikey and I walked after half an hour and regretted even staying this long. I knew after the first two minutes that this movie was going to suck. I don’t know what it is about bad horror movies, you just immediately recognize them. I just noticed that it even made the bottom 100 on imdb.com. Rightly so.

To prevent having a totally ruined evening we will now watch an episode of Alias. Ha! Screw you bad movie!

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