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And Now, The News

It’s Thursday, and quite honestly, not a whole hell of a lot is going
on. Which makes it a perfect time to update. Rah rah rah.

First off, as was to be expected, the 2 weeks with Kate were wonderful.

We did indeed have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Among all the
other stuff I got, I also did pick up the fated Gameboy Color and two Pokemon games (Gold, and Puzzle Challenge). Capsule reviews: Gold is an enjoyable traditional-type RPG. I’m very into how the time of day and the day of the week actually do affect the game – certain actions can only be done on Fridays, various Pokemon are only seen at night or in the morning. It’s very involving. Puzzle Challenge is a great, great
puzzle game, which is the first puzzle game to have enough depth that I haven’t mastered it in the first 3 days. I’m decent, but nowhere near great.

Speaking of reviews – I’ve decided that I failed miserably at doing product reviews. Most of my rambling just ends up in the news anyhow. But, people like my concert recaps, and various special things like that. So – the reviews section is going, but something remotely similar will be in its place. Watch for that soon.

MacWorld San Francisco is this week, and unfortunately, I am not there. Apple rolled out some great new hardware, and thank GOD NVIDIA is now providing graphics cards. I was getting worried. Also, the new laptops are swank as all hell.

As to be expected, we Bad Boys of Mac Gaming over at Utterercom
Media are covering the show like nobody’s business. I’ve posted a full Keynote recap over there, plus we’ve got all sorts of keen PR. We’ve been getting a lot of praise, to the point where Brian Burke, Senior PR Manager for NVIDIA, emailed me offering to do an interview for the site (I accepted, should be published in the next few days). So today, I can finally call myself a journalist and not snicker about it.

Life is fairly dull here in Ithaca, but school resumes on the 22nd, so the party will be on soon enough. Till then.

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Room Evaluation

This morning, I stopped into Sheldon Court to get my keys and check out my room. Here are the pros and cons that I have discovered.

Pros:

  • Great location – and you really don’t here the street noise unless the window is open.
  • Friendly staff
  • Good quality chairs, bookshelves (huge!), and lights (the room is actually FULLY ILLUMINATED! Someone notify West Campus!)
  • Some interesting storage space spots.

Cons:

  • It’s small.
  • It’s really small.
  • It’s smaller than ANY ROOM I HAVE LIVED IN TO DATE. Take the room Neil was in last year, make it longer and bit wider, and that’s our room. It seems like about half the size of the room I was in last year.
  • The beds are bunked and I have no idea how we’re going to unbunk them
    and still have room to live.

This is going to take some very creative redecorating.