Mmm… Risk

Yeah, I’m addicted to board games. I’ll admit it. Yesterday, $100 dollars of vouchers for The Warehouse (NZ’s Wal-mart) arrived in my hot little hand. I won them for doing a consumer survey with AC Nielson. So I bought Risk. And a laundry hamper.

Last night I played Kill Dr Lucky with Mufasa, MonkeyJay and Nelg, we really enjoyed it – full report later when I get a moment.

I am not cheap

I went into Mindscapes this arvo. Mindscapes is this store that sells heaps of really cool stuff, like board games, telescopes, books, puzzles, etc. I hate that place ๐Ÿ˜‰ – they take my money in return for fabulous games! I usually go in there about once a month, and today I discover they have Cheapass Games! (so cheap, even their website is made of cardboard!) So I’m like “Yeah, you guys rule!” and then part with NZ$70. I bought Kill Dr Lucky and Girl Genius – The Works. Dr Lucky was $20, and I can’t wait to play it ๐Ÿ™‚ I played GGTW with Smiley’s little brother Andrew who is down with his family for the weekend. He beat me. Isn’t tht always the case?

Photograph Photograph

I got the photo gallery up now. It’s only got my old 21st Birthday party pics from this february, but hopefully I might be able to secure a digital camera one day and start putting them up. Anyway, enjoy peeking into my life and my family ๐Ÿ™‚

Trillian Pro – It Goes KABLAM!

Damn, I just bought Trillian Pro Yes I actually bought it, here’s proof, I’m a Pro User. Man, it’s freaking sweet. Everything I thought it would be. I really love the RSS feeds and everything. IRC is cool too. I used to be a religous zealot of Miranda ICQ – now I’m converted. SmileyChris would say I’ve seen the light, but I should have saved my money — to that I say shuddup ๐Ÿ˜‰


Isn’t a weird word. This is gonna be a little deep for some of you, but here we go. The word programming is important to me. It used to be the word that ruled my life at high school. I wanted to be a programmer. I spent my spare time programming. Not coding, but programming. I wrote programs in Qbasic. It just dawned on my that I’m not programming any more, but i’m coding. They seem to have different meanings to me. Coding is the informal term for programming, but have I lost something deep and meaningful by not calling it that anymore? I looked up the word programming on, and found this:

[Late Latin programma, public notice, from Greek programma, programmat-, from prographein, to write publicly  :pro-, forth; see pro-2 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European Roots.]

Maybe the speakers of latin had something to do with open source…?