actuality.log


Friday, October the 3rd, 2003

Tommorrow’s the Graduate Student Symposium. And I’m beginning to get irritated because for the past 3 days, apart from the usual hard core intellectual assault, I’ve had to deal with working like a labourer in some south east Asia.

Moving stuff around, cleaning stuff, checking stuff etc. No free food, no fanfare, no great recognition, no thank you even.

Volunteering sucks.

MS Outlook sucks even more. One of the participants seems to swear by it, and keeps attempting to send me a SEVENTEEN MEG file which Outlook decides to be smart about and split into smaller files. The trouble is, it splits it in some fancy proprietary fashion only it knows how to rejoin again. And I am not going to install Outlook just to see this person’s file.

ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS UPDATE THEIR SORRY EXCUSE FOR A WEBSITE.

All this stuff has taken time from the really important things in life, like building Half Life 2. Half Life was THE coolest non id made fps I’ve ever ever played. Yes, it made me swear, laugh, cry, think, scream in fear and everything in between. Gordon Freeman, PhD in theoretical physics, M.I.T working for Black Mesa Corp. was one of the coolest characters, ever.

It would have been the coolest, but it wasn’t from id, and I’m horribly biased. Now it’s been freed, but sad.

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