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Month: May, 2005

shawshank and monty python

prof came back, had to give report on the project. ended up with more work. actually everyone ended up with more work.

played a lot of sweep, am sucking at cz. that 70’s show starting to bore me, actually its just donna who is spoiling the show. why on earth would they cast someone as ugly in the lead female role astonishes me.

games of the blog:

Star wars Knights of the Old Republic

This is an RPG. The story and the basic character classes seem ok. There are 6 basic classes and it takes place in the time before star wars 1. You have all the regular RPG stuff, powers, levelling up, feats and stuff like that. Its also got a system which enables you to be on the dark / light side of the force and the powers change accordingly. The MAJOR flaw in the game is the combat. For a real time game, its got some sort of a turn based combat system. That really really sucks. Screws up the gameplay completely. My advice, dont play the game.

Battlefield 1942

This is an FPS. It’s set in WW2, you have a certain mission to perform. You can be a member of a certain class, like assault infantry, scout, anti-tank etc. Call in airstrikes, artillery strikes and stuff like that. It kind of resembles Return to Castle Wolfenstein multiplayer gameplay. The concept and idea seem to be good, but the dumb game did not run well on the PC, so i knocked it off. Uses up too much of the CPU. If you want to play it make sure you got a good CPU and plenty of RAM.

movie of the blog:

the shawshank redemption

really nice film about a guy who is imprisoned falsely and the way he lives his life in prison, the way he catches a guilty prison warden and escapes. has some very nice performances

monty python and the holy grail

awesome comedy film. its really a different type of comedy, really nice. have never seen such type of film making, its actually a new style. its bloody hilarious, i was ROTFLAMO all the time

some quotes from the movie

Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of silly persons

I fart in you general direction

Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot. He was not afraid to die, oh brave Sir Robin. He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways, brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin. He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp, or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken. To have his kneecap split, and his body burned away, and his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin. His head smashed in and heart cut out, and his liver removed, and his bowels unplugged, and his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off and his penis split…

Brave Sir Robin ran away, bravely ran away away. When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled. Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about, and valiantly, he chickened out. Bravely taking to his feet, he beat a very brave retreat. A brave retreat by brave Sir Robin.

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cs 1.6

played cs 1.6 today, multi.

cs 1.6 rocks, much much better than cz.

1. cz has all these dumb flaws, basically i feel that the cz engine sucks ASS. cs 1.6 based on the old hl engine is better
2. the guns are better in cs 1.6
2a. the AK rocks – i have never been much of an AK player, but its really easy to use. bloody manish was getting headshot very often
2b. the maverick rocks – its so eaasy to spray with the maverick, and also get headshots. not only that the sound is so cool
2c. the defender rocks – my favourite gun just got better. although some ppl disagree, the defender seems easier to use in 1.6 (maybe its just coz i am out of form in cz but whatever)
2d. clarion sucks – trappi wont like this much, the clarion’s not as good in 1.6 as it is in cz
3. sounds – the sounds are nicer in cs, even the voice commands
4. crosshair – at last, i can change the crosshair colour from that dumb green colour (which is impossible to see in iceworld / snow)

hence IMHO cs 1.6 kicks cz’s ass. hopefully next tourney we will all be playing cs 1.6

anand came back, poor guy did not have cable … atleast he got food 😀

project moving forward, atleast we are trying to work on it. anyway found a calculation mistake which set the number of agents down from 5000 to 100 . sad, very sad .

until next time …

screen & whose line is it anyway

nothing much has been happening over the last few days. thats why i did not blog.

but tipo came back. started playing cz again. found out that i am sucking. anyway i think that this is a good time to switch to cs 1.6 / cs source. i am so out of touch at cz that i am missing the most obvious shots. haven’t taken a headshot in the last 4 hrs of cz. anyway i got a new mouse (so that shud help)

saw a lot of whose line is it anyway. its the king of all comedy serials. I mean its simply awesome. the way those guys manage to think up such funny stuff … its brilliant. that is just goooooood comedy

the project is still in the same pathetic state. its just not moving forward. actually its not moving forward coz we are not working on it. too much to expect it to get done on its own. its not that we dont want to do it, its just that we are like bleh, too bloody lazy to do it yet. neway’s the prof will be back and we’d b8r get something done till then

used a lot of the screen utility so i thought i’d write a small tutorial on it .

screen, its a GNU utility. its like a virtual terminal, kinda like Konsole / Gnome-terminal. the point is that it keeps running instead of just quitting when the terminal gets hung. so its much better to run a program using screen than just backgrounding it using ‘&’. since its like a console u can get it at any time.

anyway to use it …

type screen to start screen. it will open up a shell. so this is the virtual terminal.

Now to create a new virtual terminal, type C-a c (C stands for CTRL). that is create a new terminal. its like making another tab in Konsole.

C-a n is to go to the next virtual terminal in screen

C-a is to goto the previous virtual terminal.

C-a d is to detach screen (i.e. leave all the terminals running into the background and go back to the shell from which screen was invoked)

to reattach (get back all the running terminals from a previous screen session) type screen -R from the command prompt.

that’s just the basics, for more info contact me or google 😀