What’s going on in my life? Very little is new. I have a Nintendo DS now, so more of my potential can be sucked away by video games. As much as I love video games, I hate how addicting they can be.
I have three days left in my WoW trial, but I have seen enough to write about it now.
The game is very addictive. The world is large and fun to explore. There are tons of skills, professions, and talents to learn. I was compelled to continue playing because I was always on the verge of completing some objective.
Haven’t updated in a while. Haven’t read my friends page in a while. I’m starting to catch up.
What took me away for so long? Nothing. Literally. I was laid off for the last two weeks of January. I was happy to have some time off. I figured I’d write a short story, put some programming samples on the web, begin work on a computer game I want to write, or do something to improve my place in the world.
Tomorrow is the family Christmas gathering. Usually, I show up early and my brother and I watch movies and play games all day. This year, I said I had a movie we could watch. His reply, “You can bring it, but I’m going to play World of WarCraft all day.”
The latest version of a wonderful open-source turn-based strategy game called Battle for Wesnoth was released today. It has many changes including bug-fixes, updated graphics, re-written multiplayer code, and some AI improvements. However, I am more excited about a small insignificant change to the game. A simple preference option allows you to flip the time-of-day graphics so you can make the sun move right-to-left or left-to-right depending on what is more intuitive to you. This is noteworthy because I submitted the patch which added that code to the game.
That’s right, millions… *ahem*… thousands… er, hundreds of people are playing a computer game containing code that I wrote! I feel so awesome!