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You Know What's Strange? Etcetera..

You know what's strange? I have the same exact amount of free space left on both built-in computer HDs: 4.97GB. I just happened to open the 'My Computer' folder and there it was, the supreme coincidence. In other news...

I've been editing video footage from Oni lately. Turns out I've recorded a bit too much. In fact there's so much footage I'm tempted to just play the game again and record some more footage instead of filtering through all this junk. The latest of my published videos (which are still not posted publicly anywhere, so don't start searching) are a series of 9 40-minute mixes with various footage that doesn't really fit anywhere else that I wittily labeled 'Leftover's. Oh, and there's plenty left over.

Considering the length of all this footage it's taking quite some time to edit. I threw together a clip titled 'A Wasted Hour' with an hour video footage where Konoko just kept dying all the time; the title has a double meaning to it. ;) After patching all of the footage together in Windows Movie Maker (sucky program, I'm aware) and exporting it I watch through the footage to see that all cuts are clean, even on crappy leftover recordings. To speed things up I've been, well, speeding up the playback, and after some experimenting I've realized that I can play at around 3x regular speed without getting dizzy... and without missing anything I shouldn't have missed... though if I have missed something then logically I don't know about it, but whatever. IOW, I can watch through a 40 minute video in about 10 minutes. Saves time.

Recently I stumbled upon this nice Swedish site that sells American candy, among other things. We don't get a lot of American candy here in Sweden (I am Swedish btw, don't mistake) so it was a kick of nostalgia browsing through these lists. They have everything I remember eating and looking at but never really eating as kid, all the common brands that aren't around anymore in this country. They had a discount on Cherry Coca Cola too, so to everyone's dismay I ordered 12 cans. JSYK I don't usually drink soda, haven't had any at all in at least a month or two (excluding cider), not that I have anything against unhealthy food, I just don't buy it... usually... unless they have a great discount on something that takes me back a decade past my time to the era of news that actually had a message to deliver. I thought Dr Pepper was my favorite. Not any more.

You know what's strange? They don't sell these things in regular stores here. They have all the regular stuff, all the 'normal' brands, but never the ones that actually taste good. Mountain Dew White, Vanilla Coke, Root Beer, Dr Pepper - none of that. They do have Mountain Dew, Regular Coke, Beer, Pepper.... hmmm... maybe they just haven't gotten used to these insanely favorable exotic labels. Maybe they just don't know about them. Maybe they're just stupid. But I have a box of beverage under my bed now so I don't really care for the momentum.

Last weekend I went cycling. To Kungsängen. Back to Bro. To Kungsängen. Back to Bro. That's at least 8km each length, and the last 7km I had a flat tire, so I decided to take a long walk as well. Should do such things more often, it's almost as refreshing as a Cherry Coke. :)

All recent events of minor importance have been told, so I guess it's time to edit some Oni again...

Copter Insania

This game is just crazily addicting, that's all.

Copter Insania 60

Copter Insania 61

Copter Insania 62


Games With Multiplayer On Same Computer

How many computer games do you know that let you play against fellow opponents on the same computer? Think hard, it's not easy. Why? Because there are barely any, that's why. On any TV console, support for multiplayer mode on the same system is a must-have, and I have no doubt it plays a big role in the increasing popularity of such systems, whereas computers are falling behind. It's come to a point where people get a separate console just to play with friends, but I'd rather use my computer for everything, even this one (you may consider) trivial task.

I'm so used to the keyboard controls, the screen, the speakers & knowing that I can play virtually ANY game on this system, regardless of the console or OS. If people don't like keyboard controls, you can still plug in a gamepad or joystick. There's a great variety and potential for customization and virtually no downsides to this magical console!

But I didn't write this post to debate which console is not just a personal favorite but the absolute best (PC, of course). I wrote this post to serve a list of games I've played that I know support multiple players on the same computer (and I don't mean via LAN - that's NOT the same computer). I'll update it occasionally with new titles.

RT stands for Real Time (meaning both players play at the same time). TB stands for Turn Based (meaning you take turns playing). Of course most games can be played based on turns if you really want to, for example one user can race; then the next can try beating their score: the games I list differ in that they are meant to be played by multiple players, and keep track of players, turns, etc accordingly. Enjoy!

PC Games

(crappy games, like the 3D releases of the Worms franchise, are overlined)

Colin McRae Rally (RT)
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (RT)
Colin McRae Rally 3 (RT)
Colin McRae Rally 04 (RT)
Colin McRae Rally 2005 (RT)
Liero (RT) (download)
Micro Machines V4 (RT)
Moto Racer 2 (RT)
Open Liero X (RT) (download)
TrackMania (TB)
TrackMania Sunrise (TB)
TrackMania Original (TB)
TrackMania Nations United Forever (TB)
TrackMania 2: Canyon (TB)
TrackMania 2: Stadium (TB)
TrackMania 2: Valley (TB)
Worms (TB)
Worms 2 (TB)
Worms 3D (TB)
Worms 4: Mayhem (TB)
Worms Armageddon (TB)
Worms Reloaded (TB)
Worms Revolution (TB)
Worms World Party (TB)

Flash Games


For a more extensive list, you might want to check out this.

Some Updates On Life

So lately my connection speed is maxing out around 300kbps instead of the traditional 800kbps and obviously I wonder why. I checked BakaBT's blog for the first time in a long time and finally got to see some pictures of the people who work there. Seems like an interesting staff. I've learned that a Muai Thai fighter has the strength to kick through both Ash and Maple baseball bats and that soccer/football players do not. I've been watching Parkour vids until I just have to run.

It's never too early to shop Christmas presents, so I went yesterday, we had guests over later the same day, I'm on my way to a Halloween party in a few minutes, my sister's birthday is coming up the day after tomorrow, I have an assignment deadline on Monday, I was going to draw a card but I wonder if I'll make it and a fake support representative from Microsoft tried to scam me two days back. I've been working on getting this site nice and tidy but I'm not getting anywhere.

Prices on hard-drives are rising drastically due to the flood in Thailand, I saw the perfect computer on sale but it was sold out, Yahoo is offering disposable email addresses along with their paid plan and I'm tempted to upgrade, I bought a new cellphone for 1SEK (no subscription) that I'll probably never use and today the sun is shining so intensely I can walk around bare-skinned without even a chill. Keep in mind that the snow is usually piling at this time of the year.

So currently such is life. Later.

The Day That Basked In Sunshine

I've been suffering the consequences of waaaay too much computer stress today. Bad headache.

I tried getting rid of it using all means available (except painkillers, I never use those) but it didn't take. So I've spent at least ten hours in bed and though I haven't been able to sleep at all I bobbed in and out of almost pleasant daydreams and it eventually faded away. As is always the case at times like these I'm wondering why these headaches always wait till nightfall before they decide to disappear? And is it the same for people all around the globe or is it just me?

Happy it's gone though. I just ate eight pancakes and after I post this I'm heading out for a late night walk before stumbling back to bed to probably not get any sleep at all. How can you possibly sleep after spending all day in bed anyway? Anyway, good night, and if you still have that suspense left you'll have to keep waiting a while, this week is so hectic things may need to be postponed a bit.




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