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[Oct. 30th, 2007|09:43 am]
Silicon Rose
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"At the Enrichment Center, we believe that a highly motivated test subject can carry out rather complex tasks, while enduring the most intense pain, so in case you don't make it through the testing, goodbye."  -- Portal

Setting: We are currently not allowed to walk on our kitchen floor.

Problem: One of my daily medications was on the counter on the far side of the floor.

Solution: Get up on closer counter.  Use swiffer mop to pull bottle off of where it was, push swiffer mop under bottle, test that bottle will not fall off of swiffer mop while carrying, carry bottle back to self on swiffer mop.

...victory.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2007-10-30 05:14 pm (UTC)
*applauds*

I want to play Portal, but I hate playing non-turn-based games with anything other than a controller. And nobody around here has an X-Box or a PS3, nor are any of them interested in getting one at any time in the foreseeable future, and it's not worth it for me to get an X-Box for one game.

I is sad Froborr. =(
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[User Picture]From: benabik
2007-10-30 05:37 pm (UTC)
You can get USB controller like bits. I think there may be a way to hook a XB360 controller to a standard PC, as well.

I'm very tempted to wait for the full Half-Life 2 box with all three episodes rather than getting the Orange Box. But there's no certainty that such a bundle would include Portal. Sadness.

As a side note, I installed Steam into my Windows XP VM (on my mac). Inputting the CD Key for my old copy of Half-life got me all of the expansions and a couple mods while costing nothing. Quite nice.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2007-10-30 09:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, but that still doesn't solve the problem of it being a first-person shooter that doesn't use the Wiimote. =P I'm going to hold out for Nintendo's user base to get so huge that they have no choice but to port it to the Wii. Hell, they're porting it to PS3, and from everything I've heard that's a developer's nightmare, not to mention a distant fourth place in user base (last I checked, it was PS2, X-Box 360, Wii, PS3, with the Wii having the fastest growth).
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[User Picture]From: benabik
2007-10-30 05:37 pm (UTC)
Why can't you walk on your floor? Is it lava?
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2007-10-30 08:12 pm (UTC)
It's being redone in tile, and we are currently in a stage in the process when we are not to walk on it.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2007-10-30 09:32 pm (UTC)
We never played The Floor Is Lava when I was a kid. Instead, we played The Balloon Game. The rules of The Balloon Game were that everyone got a helium balloon, you couldn't touch anyone's balloon but your own, and you couldn't hold the balloon or string, only hit it or quickly yank it. If your balloon touched the ceiling, you were out.

I suspect rotundawonda created it, though it may have been me.
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[User Picture]From: pristis
2007-10-30 10:55 pm (UTC)
I used to play The Couch Is A Submarine.


....never mind.
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