May 7, 2010
I was sabotaged tonight. I headed out to get a haircut. Unfortunately, there was a Gamestop next door to the barber shop. I stopped in and pre-ordered Starcraft 2 and got a beta key. Downloaded and installed the game. I played one game randomly against someone and got my @$$ handed to me. Played a game with a friend cooperatively vs. the AI and we won. Fun stuff.
I’ve never played starcraft before, but I like it so far. I don’t know why I stopped playing RTS games. I originally played Warcraft and Warcraft 2, then moved to Red Alert, then Warcraft 3, then stopped playing them. Perhaps it was because Warcraft 3 was a little weak that I lost interest in the genre. We’ll see how I fare with Starcraft 2. My machine barely meets the min specs; technically I don’t meet the min specs due to video card – they require ATI Radeon 9800 and I have an ATI Radeon 9600 – but after updating drivers to the latest release from AMD, all seems to be going well. My machine is now six years old and definitely showing its age….but with a baby on the way I can’t justify dropping the coin on a new gaming rig.
I’ve been working on a handful of technical posts. I need to finish polishing them up and then they will be ready for publish. Expect them sometime next week. I’ve also been working on this site. I’ve installed a syntax highlighting plugin and will be going through my posts and updating any code snippets as I find the time. I’ve added a contact page and I’m preparing to turn on comments and allow people to connect via Facebook. These enhancements to the site should be ready soon.