June 16th, 2003

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Yesterday was pretty uneventful. Same old typical Sunday. Went to pub. Ate nice food. Chatted with nice people (including an unexpectedly back early cryx). Bought a green special edition X-Box. Oh...um...I guess that bit isn't so typical.

Yes. I gave in and bought an X-Box so we can play vastly multiplayer games of Halo. The box is all shiney and green and see-thru. Although you can't actually see much cos of the metal shielding. It weighs a ton, but I guess thats to be expected given that it's a PC-inna-box. So far it's all been very good and well behaved.

Not to let me down though, M$ did manage to prove what utter dungheads they are with their choice of bag. They've provided all sellers of X-Boxes with shiney X-Box carrier bags. Which are too small. They're just big enough to fit the box in but you can't carry it with the handles properly. Typical M$.

Headed around to House of Plot though and we set it up and had me and eggwhite upstairs on my box and Richard downstairs on his. Plus 4 random people in some far away place over the internet. They were shit hot at Halo and were giving some serious butt pounding, but we managed to hold our own. Then they asked if we'd do a team game, but we declined - they would kick our butts as they outnumbered us and outskilled us. But we did play another game with them, except part-way thru, we realised that they were playing it as a team game. They had 2 people guarding the weapons, 1 in the middle (it was a King of the Hill game) and another guarding him. Sucked majorly. By the time we realised what was going on, they'd just managed to win. It was a close thing though.

They pissed off after that thankfully and we got this friendly Norweigan instead. He was very good too, although very oblivious to being shot, which led to some lucky kills by myself where I'd catch him lining up to shoot someone else and manage to blow him away.

This morning is very LA!. I cycled to Windsor and was surprised at how easy it felt. Managed to get in early today, so I shall leave early too - more practise time on Halo :)

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Oh and I forgot to mention the really bad stuff that happened over the weekend. My poor ickle server has got poorly. Which means that Things I Love is down, plus all the camarilla websites plus god knows what else. Bah. Normally we'd just powercycle it, but it sounds like our machine didn't get reconnected when they updated the remote power doodah. Either that, or the remote power doodah is broken. I can't really see the machine's power not being able to be turned off :)

Unless Nick can find someone, he'll have to go in tonight to poke it. He's got access.

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Inspired by majic13 I've got off my butt and installed my copy of Black&White too. It's been sitting around my flat for the past 4 months still wrapped in selophane :). Need to slap about the DirectX stuff though, cos it's chugging lots and I vaguely remember I had to poke it to get it to work when I first played the Sims. I think the hardware acceleration is bust or something.

Home time soon, but what will I do when I get home? I've got Halo to play now too. Gotta get some practice in (especially as the controllers are vastly different).

When Insects Attack!

Argh! It's not my night! I've been invaded by a host of swarming nasty looking insects. I opened the window to let some air in and noticed that a couple of insects had wandered in, so I swatted them. Then I noticed there were a few more. So I went to close the window and discovered 1000s crawling all over the glass. Then I looked up around the window on the inside and noticed there were 1000s more. I 'haze'd most of them, but I'm sure some got away. I feel like I'm being eaten alive!

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