Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Skidmore Story: I'm alive!

Yes, I am alive. It's okay, you can be relieved now. With the holidays, finals, and other stuff consuming my life, I really haven't had time to do other things, this blog included.

First thing: A new computer! For Christmas I got all of the parts to a computer, and I built it! It's really an awesome way to save money. If I would've bought the same computer from a store, I would have easily payed over $1,000, when I made it around $400. It's not top of the line, but still, I'm saving tons of money, and it does everything I need it to.

Second: Games! The truth is, I'm not a huge gamer, but with my new computer, I decided to try a few new games, and I like them all, surprisingly.


This is by far one of the greatest games ever invented. 5/5 easily, and I recommend you go buy it... now. It's like a game of Legos. Tear down the blocks, rebuild them. It even has the ability to handle things like Integrated Circuits made out of a material called Redstone. It's by far the greatest time-wasting game in existence.

League of Legends:
/br> While that's not actual gameplay, it's a great game. It takes the unfairness out of the typical MMORPG (Games like WoW), by taking out the time factor. Meaning that each time a new battle starts, you start off at level one. Meaning that someone who spends 42 hours a day, 9 days a week playing a game, they still start off at level one, like someone who just downloaded the game (that's not going to happen, of course, as they have a specific matchmaking system in place.) By the way, it's FREE. FREE I TELL YOU! That means you should at least give it a whirl. If you do decide to try it, you can hit me up in-game at balt11t.

World of Tanks:

This game is in its closed beta, but I got in within a few hours of registering. It's a fun game, but it's a lot more graphically demanding than the above games. Even with my nice GPU (Graphical Processing Unit), I can still only hit about 40 FpS (Frames per Second) while on LoL (League of Legends), I hit 70 consistently. It's fun, but challenging to. There are three comprehensive tech trees right now, one for Russia, Germany, and the US, but there are more to come. You can also play as several divisions of tanks: Light, Medium, Heavy, Tank Destroyer, and SPG (artillery). This leaves the game up to what your play-style is. Personally, I play SPG, which is more of a defensive type position, which is more my gamestyle. I'm balt11t here too.

Third: Language! .ui .i mi tadni la lojbo ku

That's just a sample of the constructed language Lojban. It's completely unamigious, meaning that one thing always means one thing, whereas in English, one thing can mean a thousand depending on who you talk to. It's also logical, meaning that everything makes sense. If you hear a letter, it's there. If you don't, it's not there. None of this "i before e except in almost every case possible" crap. It makes sense. If you're interested, offers free books to people interested in learning. While I'm not that great at it myself, I love it, and I'd be more than happy to answer any questions.

Well, that's all for me today. This is Taylor, signing off.

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