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[May. 16th, 2007|11:26 pm]
Beemer
I really hate it when they close the checkstands at the grocery store and make you take an entire cart through the self-scan. Grump!

I ran the hurricane game for Sandy's class down at DU yesterday. They did quite well, I think, which was to be expected, since it's a class on sustainability, and I now have a new metric for whether a the players did well or not: the fewer issues there are for me to talk about at the end, the better they did.

I'm playing through Final Fantasy Tactics Advance again. I played a bunch before, and never finished, for two reasons: one, I was using an old GBA, with no backlight, which made it very hard to see, and two, I missed a bunch of stuff without being aware that I missed it, which made me annoyed. This time through, I'm using an SP (so much nicer!), and I read FAQs beforehand so that I knew what the requirements were for all the various seekrit things and was able to decide which of them I was bothering with and which I wasn't.

Confession time: I, uh, I have a spreadsheet that helps me keep track of character advancement. It has graphs, even. I had to learn an entire new set of excel functions (database stuff) to get it to do what I want!

It's terminally geeky, I know, but what can I say? It scratches my completionist itch.
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[User Picture]From: kev_bot
2007-05-17 05:55 am (UTC)
You are a nerd, but it's totally rockin cool. :)

I have unlocked all entries of SP for you. Feel free to roam about my partially-completed history.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-05-17 06:08 am (UTC)
T'anx, mang! 'Sa good story.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2007-05-17 06:23 am (UTC)
They make you scan your entire cart? Huh? Did they pay you to become one of their checkout people? How irritating.
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2007-05-17 02:59 pm (UTC)
Forcing you to use the self-scan violates the ADA.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-05-17 03:47 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that they would have opened up a regular checkout if I asked. But at that point, it's roughly equal in annoyance and inconvenience...
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From: detailbear
2007-05-17 05:12 pm (UTC)
I use a spreadsheet to keep track of stuff in Birth of the Federation.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2007-05-18 01:08 pm (UTC)

That's what I call reality television!

BTW - speaking of Newt Gingrich trying to get you to join the evil empire, did you hear Daniel Schorr's commentary on presidential debates earlier this week? Apparently Gingrich has suggested weekly debates between the nominees on major topics. "The networks have the power to make this happen."
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