May 13th, 2005

Use Your Brain

Expand Your Mind

Congrats to all who figured out that the return trip, at 20 hours, was actually faster than the trip out, at 21 hours. OK, Friday, and that means 3...check them, and enjoy your weekend!
1. Two train tracks run parallel to each other, except for a short distance where they meet and become one track over a narrow bridge. One morning, a train speeds onto the bridge. Another train, coming from the opposite direction, also speeds onto the bridge, yet there is no collision. how is this possible?

2. If two hours ago, it was as long after one o'clock in the afternoon as it was before one o'clock in the morning, what time is it now?

3. Dee Septor, the famous magician, claims he can tell the score of any football game before it even starts. Many think he is psychic and possesses supernatural powers. how is it that he can be accurate about the score 99 percent of the time?
Gaming Is A Way Of Life

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Well, after an action-packed evening's gaming, our Kult adventure is finally over, and </a></b></a> has been updated with the end of the story.

You know, I have no idea if anyone even reads that, or cares. I did it half for myself, anyway, so it's no big deal either way...but, if you read it and enjoyed, howzabout leaving me a note and say so, eh? Just curious.
  • Current Music
    Run DMC - Peter Piper
Wired

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OK, so Friday the 13th had it's little joke on me. After yesterday's tech difficulties with trying to hook up and run my own FTP or web server, today the tech gods slapped me again.

I remember something that I had wanted to test on Gametable, so I fired it up on Di's machine and connected to mine. Well, tried to connect. It claimed it was joined up, but neither program showed the other player. Odd...got hold of discordian and had him try...same thing. What made things even stranger was that if I had Di's machine host it, all connections were fine. What followed was a couple hours of fiddling with settings and routers and port forwarding and firewall settings and whatnot, all to no avail.

Yeah, I was pissed. Royally pissed.

As usual, in the end it was something stupid. I opted to run a spyware/adware/virus scan (it was about time for it, anyway), and found some odd viral stuff in my Java Runtime Environment (which Gametable runs on). Because it was in the archive files, I had to strip Java completely out of the machine, delete the archives, and reinstall from the ground up, but, in the end, it worked fine again.

It's almost always something easy and stupid, ain't it?
  • Current Music
    Public Image Ltd. - The Order of Death