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thankfulness - Jim Huggins
November 2nd, 2008
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More things I am thankful for ...
  • A clean garage. (I'd forgotten how long it had been since it had been that clean.)
  • A greeting of welcome from a friend at church ... who used words that showed that I was, in fact, truly welcome.
  • The gift of music, which keeps on giving, again and again.
  • A pastor who preaches the truth, and is willing to admit that he falls short of that truth himself.
  • Knowing that generations of young people are still playing Nethack ... and have celebrated that awesome game with an annual tournament each November. (I wish I still had the time to play Nethack ... it was an exceedingly cool pastime back in the day ...)
  • Being able to laugh at the Lions. Seriously. The Lions were winning 23-13 at halftime, and my honest thought was, "I wonder how they're going to manage to lose this one." I wasn't disappointed.
  • (Hm. Is rooting against the Lions like buying a credit default swap, hoping that someone defaults on a mortgage? Weird.)
  • Being recognized at work for all the little things.
  • Deciding to cancel class ... and having the boss affirm my decision after the fact.

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From:dwh
Date:November 3rd, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
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I love nethack! I wasted many hours on OCCS as a samurai fighting my way through the dungeons... never got impressively far, either.

The other day I was teaching one of the Miller children how to play nethack, because it's the only game (outside of Tux Racer, which I'd forgotten I had at the time) I have on my laptop. I think he was confused. But now he knows it's there!
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From:jkhuggins
Date:November 3rd, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
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I ascended in one of the old versions ... NetHack 2, maybe? And, of course, in classic Hack as well.

There are plenty of guides to NetHack available online, which are definitely useful. Plus, a guy down the hall had downloaded the source code, and I'd come down now and then and ask him questions about how stuff interacted. (Not sure if it's a "spoiler" if it's open source ...)

It's still good to know that you silly kids are playing this stuff. Why, when I was a student, we played real video games ...

[rest of old man rant censored]
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