1 Nov 2000 neuro   » (Master)

I managed to recover MagicBane and the Orb of Fate with relative ease. Then I went and blew up my back of holding with all the nice items in it, after a nasty demon decided to curse it. I got it back to blessed status with only a handful of items lost, then I put the wrong wand in the bag, and BOOM! I lost all the candles I had found thusfar in the game, so now I have to bide my time and get some more. I just got a wand of polymorph, tho, so I may be able to recover....

Looking at the diaries, it seems that the current game of nethack has now spanned three months. It's definately the longest I've ever had....

I've also got the whole moving thing mostly worked out. I found out that the cable company doesn't set up any sort of appointment until you've moved in, if you only want bandwidth, and don't care for the television. Since I don't have a TV (and was looking forward to not having one), I don't really want the cable television. ADSL in the same area costs more for about the same or slightly less, and you have to fight for it on the waiting list. :(

So now I have everything ready for the big move, except for the bandwidth, which I've always said is the first thing to get sorted before moving. Oh well.

Does any other place out there have "running red light" cameras? These wonderful things take your picture if you are in the intersection when the light turns red. On a smoky Halloween night when it is hard enough to see in front of you, I feel that hitting the gas on the yellow light, and making it through the intersection, is a much better choice than hitting the brakes and risking the person behind you slamming into the back of you. I watched the camera flash in the rear view as I was going up the hill past the intersection, so maybe it is that it took a picture of nothing. If I end up getting a picture of my car, this is one I'll fight.

Why can't they get some decent code to factor things in like visibility? It doesn't seem like it would be that hard to do, really.

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