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June 13, 2001

Yikes... thanks to some wacky slip of the mouse, I lost my back archive of material I keep on hand for this 'blog... mostly some ok quotes, stale news, and random thoughts. A little frustrating to have lost that information, but on the other hand it's nice to have some kind of fresh start. Points out how I need to develop a better archive/backup system.

Games of the Moment
animated robotduck The robotduck games page has some really decent shockwave games. In particular, ranjit (no slouch himself in the game writing department recommends 'yard invaders'. It's a unique variation on the invaders theme, your little man (followed by his trusty duck) has to pick up apples and hurl them at the marauding aliens... and then pick them up again. I wonder if the control might be better if it used the keyboard as well as the mouse, but overall it's still a good game in a cool visual style. I really should try to get into programming in director/shockwave.

Joke of the Moment
An engineer, a physicist and a mathematician find themselves in an anecdote, indeed an anecdote quite similar to many that you have no doubt already heard. After some observations and rough calculations the engineer realizes the situation and starts laughing. A few minutes later the physicist understands too and chuckles to himself happily as he now has enough experimental evidence to publish a paper. This leaves the mathematician somewhat perplexed, as he had observed right away that he was the subject of an anecdote, and deduced quite rapidly the presence of humour from similar anecdotes, but considers this anecdote to be too trivial a corollary to be significant, let alone funny.
--Patri's Quote Page