So far, I've come up with two answers to the question "what games, that I have, can I comfortably and effectively play with just one hand?" Those answers are Audiosurf and NetHack, and, well, NetHack has exciting moments where you're down to one charge on the wand of striking, all your arrows are cursed, alphabet soup is closing in from all sides and one hand just won't do.

Well, it would, but it would be less fun.

So, Audiosurf. Which leads me to Things I Knew I Would Regret Doing (...but then did anyway), #2156: playing In a Gadda da Vida on Audiosurf. It's a song that I'm somewhat fond of... and it's also a song that doesn't have solos, so much as sleep breaks scheduled for the other musicians. There is a drum solo where the track becomes nearly vertical and there are so few blocks that you could go and make a cup of coffee without missing anything. I have spent nearly a whole minute of my life waiting for pick scraping to provide some small measure of excitement. If I knew 20 minutes ago what I know now...

Er...

I'd probably still do it, actually. There's a certain value to being pro champion of a song that very few other people have the incredible poor judgement to play.

(Plus, it gives you time to draft an LJ entry in your head. And revise it five times!)
But first, if you like NetHack, you absolutely must try What Fools These Mortals.


All I really have today is that there was a passenger on a bus this afternoon who looked rather like Inigo Montoya.


Well, that, and I have this idea for an odd-ish sort of a vampire vignette that I should look into writing at some point, and I have lists of request things that I should really get done sometime, and I have my own ideas for other things to do, and seriously do not even think the word 'report' or 'essay' or I will beat you to death with a green pencil.

So don't. Please?


In other news, tonight I artificially aged a tiger photo from the Internargles, partly as a demonstration of film grain and faux sepia toning and such, and partly to see if I could. The original is a stock photo from here, and I'm kind of happy with the results, which look a little like this:



Happily, it's a vastly easier process this way than it is to try to make such a photo look modern.
And this is because there wasn't a lot to talk about from my Monday. Sad but true.

So, what is there? Firstly, there was a Dianetics ad on TV earlier. I was amused by this, since they're selling it as a self-help book. A self-help book by an author who famously claimed that the easiest way to make money is to start a religion. I'm considering offering an alternate title - maybe Jumping On Couches For Dummies.

But! That's of secondary importance. I've started playing NetHack again, and it's more fun than ever. Not that it ever wasn't fun, but every time I start playing it again I realise how much I've missed it. Just need to get out of the Gnomish Mines intact, one of these days. And maybe even Ascend, but that's not for ages and ages yet.

I've got a notion to play Rogue again. If you have a link for a win32-friendly Rogue binary, or for the Rogue source (how hard can it be to find a C compiler?), then please, please post it here.

And that's it for the moment. Off to go and set foot in the Dungeons of Doom all over again.
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If I were a NetHack monster, I would be a floating eye. I see and sense absolutely everything that happens around me. I just don't do very much about it. --More--
Which NetHack Monster Are You?


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