Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Testing, Testing, 1 2 3

So I got my midterms back this week, and things are looking pretty decent. I aced Stats and Atmospheric, and goofed up my Calc. Pretty much went as I expected.

I actually managed to do so well in Atmospheric that the prof had me go over the answers to the test in front of the class rather than her.

Other miscellany: I got new shoelaces to replace my unicycle-eaten ones, winter is quickly moving in, HalfLife 2 is a pretty sweet game. That's all I can think of right now.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

You just keep on trying 'till you run out of Cake

I picked up the Orange Box on Friday, and have been successfully wasting time ever since. This is a good thing, because I don't have much else to do this weekend, seeing as there's a bit of a lull between my assignments.

Peggle Extreme was thrown in as a freebie, which is nice because it was a small download and helped kill some time while the other 8 gigs or so got sucked through the glorious series of tubes that is the internet.

Portal was an absolute blast. The only thing bad about it is that it was far too short. It's really nice to see some innovation in the realm of first-person games. I think I'll need to add the Weighted Companion Cube plush toy to my xmas list.

Half Life 2 is a few years old now, but since I never played it back when it was new it's proving to be a real blast all the same.

I haven't even touched Team Fortress 2 yet, and I'm sure it'll be a while before I get through all the 4 halflife packages!

Definitely worth the $50.

Shoelace Malfunction

My unicycle ate my shoelace today.

I think in future I'll tuck my shoelaces into my shoes. Luckily I didn't damage anything else when  fell off.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Twirling, twirling, twirling toward unicyclery

Yesterday I was down at the bike shop getting a few repairs and upgrades to my unicycle. I got the wheel trued, got a quickrelease for the seat clamp, and got a pair of new pedals.

I spent a little time in the saddle this afternoon and managed to pretty much nail idling, as well as rolling into and out of the idle, and also get backwards riding down pretty good, including rolling in and out of it. Sweet! I can also free-mount directly into idling or backwards riding (in addition to the regular forward riding).