March 2nd, 2011

Gaming

Rule #1: stop shooting your partner

Sat down yesterday evening and finally played some Left 4 Dead 2 thanks to the patient assistance of warmaster. (Yes, I like being behind the times with my video games.) Big fun! The controls are close enough to TF2 to cut down on the learning curve for me. And, yes, I need a better mic for gaming, but that's never high on the priority list (since I only video game once or twice a week, max.) Looking forward to shooting up more zombies in the near future.

Of course, playing it also just gave me ideas for minis games, but still.

News

Sabretooths, prison labor, and Guantanamo

SOME NEWS:
* "Somalia marks a terrible milestone this year: two decades of civil war."
* Thomas Friedman on the other factors behind the revolutions in the Middle East.
* The hidden fallout of Guantanamo.
* David Brooks talks how we should guide future budget cuts and austerity measures.
* Nate Silver on how important unions are to the Democrats, anyways.
* Interesting: using prison labor to fill budget gaps.
* Texas's new anti-immigration bill has an amusingly large exception.
* How a sabretooth used those big teeth.
* In defense of dark matter.
* Catherine Zeta Jones awarded a title by Prince Charles.