|Today's my birthday||January 7, 2011, 10:49 am|
|I'm getting 22 today. A new year is coming for me. I hope it will be helluva more fun that the previous one, considering I'm finishing this hard and unfun semester, and difficulty is going downhill from here. I hope I'll make more printed circuit boards in the new year (that's my non-Doom hobby for now), and that I get faster at PWAD editing too (I feel like I talk too much and provide too little in this department). I'm also going to participate in a robot-toy-car programming competition this year, where I need to make it learn a racing track and afterwards make it move by itself...|
|Seems like I finally made the Doom 3 banners show up!||May 14, 2010, 3:22 pm|
I hope it stays this way. Lately, I wondered why Doomworld shows at the top left pictures of the Doom Movie, but never of Doom 3 (WHAT!?!).
Then I changed the display settings, from the homepage, to something else. Then I changed them back to random, and now Yes, I can see Doom 3 monsters in the corner! Thankfully, this place is not populated only by Doom purists.
|Tried World of Warcraft||January 9, 2010, 8:51 am|
I finally got the curiosity for World of Warcraft (after reading lots of wowwiki, for the lore) so I downloaded my 10-day trial. And after a bunch of sessions, I can say I'm not impressed, at all.
The beginning of the game consisted of my character talking to static NPCs giving me standard kill/fetch/talk-to quests, each rewarded by something or something else. You pretty much know what you have to do, and the characters stand there all the time giving directions to all players coming to them.
At first I got quite a beating :( but it was because I was venturing outside my character level's scope. Unfortunately, once I met the monsters I was supposed to kill, I realized all I have to do is right click them and wait. Do the same a few more times, until the kill quest is done. It would have been cooler if these monsters attacked me first; but this was rather dumb. Actually, the killer monsters I mentioned before did seem to jump for me...
Is the game going to get more interesting and have epic intrigues, or is it the same till the end? Feels rather Diablo-ish to me, minus the features that make the Diablos great, such as demons galore and bloodshed. I don't get it how I could possibly become "an addict" to it. It may only be the curiosity to see new landscapes, but the all-too-familiar combat-and-fetch gameplay let me down. I've seen it in Diablo.
Of course, everyone is different and likes different crap, but what I'm trying to point here is that the "WoW addiction" didn't hit me. I hope it will hit me some time after I know what the real thing is like, though :(
|Something's butchering my hard drive||December 27, 2008, 5:10 pm|
I don't know if I'm supposed to say it here, but from yesterday (12/27) my virus scanner detected the w32/hllp.philis.bx virus on all executables of my computer (all detected as *.exe.exe though, not as simple *.exe) and resorted either to "cleaning" or "deleting" them. Some files weren't really "deleted", especially the ones officially installed. But some have been lost. I could find neither my favourite Doom executables (Eternity, Doom, Doomp, Doom2p), nor a hex editor I like using (zapit), nor mus2midi from XWE (which survived). Most "installed" software seemed intact, though I didn't check on everything.
Unfortunately after about three hours the infection was detected again, on all executables again.
I may mention that I changed my provider (and thus router) prior to catching this infection -- either this or it is the antivirus's fault: could it be that its scheduled scanning was being wrong? I hope it's only an antivirus error causing all this.
I have Windows XP SP3 by the way. And McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 7.0.0.
Maybe I should switch to another OS...? Or simply another antivirus? :)
I hope I can get to use this computer again by daylight... :/
|Damn, what's happening, another Doomworld instability concerning"view current users"?||September 14, 2007, 3:29 pm|
Here's this pic. Why are guests creating threads??? Arrows added by me using Paint.
OTOH, most actual users are doing nothing, just standing there like statues at the forum's front page.
|Who's gay who's straight||December 21, 2006, 3:18 pm|