25 November 2007

Anika's Odyssey


Why winning is more important than having fun? -2/2

[Facebook Scrabble]
Having unused words (locally) turn up and cross each other
-Lox created by the placing of Liter
-Pah joined to a crossing of Liter and Vat
-Gox created by placing of Gane
-Moil joined to Rail
-Sone joined to a pairing of Yen, Ten and Gane

Lox - a kind of brine-cured salmon, having either a salt cure (Scandinavian lox) or a sugar cure (Nova Scotia lox), often eaten with cream cheese on a bagel.
Pah - used as an exclamation of disgust or disbelief
Liter - A metric unit of volume equal to approximately 1.056 liquid quarts, 0.908 dry quart, or 0.264 gallon
Gane - acronym.
1. General Agreement on a New Economy.
2. Global Positioning System (GPS) Attitude & Navigation Experiment

Gox - gaseous oxygen
Moil -
1. to work hard; drudge.
2. to whirl or churn ceaselessly; twist; eddy.

Sone - a unit for measuring the loudness of sound, equal to the loudness of a sound that, in the judgement of a group of listeners, is equal to that of a 1000-cycle-per-second reference sound having an intensity of 40 decibels.

Come'on lor!

I told him to stop "cheating" and play "normally". If he takes offense, this game would probably end.

Pam - (placed by me; fed up)
1. the jack of clubs, esp. in a form of loo in which it is the best trump.
2. a game in which this card is trump.

[How this is done]
By placing every possible high-scoring combination and click on "Play Word". The game will disallow illegal placements and incorrect words.


Why winning is more important than having fun? -1/2

I enjoy amateur level of competition. Many mistakes will be made by the players and you see them trying hard. You can almost imagine yourselves in their shoes - playing better of course.

Recently I went to support a friend in her competition. It has a knock out system so the stakes are high. I saw how a few individual talents can lead the team to victory. I saw how the games got rough and unsporting behaviours cropped up.

Yet there's still hope for the dying flame of sportmanship among the teams of the semi-finalists. They check on opponents for injuries. They try to avoid physical contact. They don't trip each other. Nice.

21 November 2007

Gamma Bros


Sometimes you don't need highly detailed graphics where sprites will do.

03 November 2007

Short update for Oct

The events I've planned have come to pass, with less turnout than I wanted.

--Fish n Co
Another meet up with Belinda. This time with Calvin and Germaine. When you put a bunch of ex-colleagues together, what do they talk about? SAP! Makes you almost wanna forgive guys talking about Army, haha.

--Black Society
Service was good. Sadly, I have a drop a notch in their food. Not say the food wasn't good. It was just.. boring. This is a sort of welcome back dinner for Duane.

Nothing to do in mid-week and the excitement peaking as the end of the month approaches.
Doris wanted to "hammer me" to treat her team a round of coffee from TCC. I know she was joking but I agreed with the condition that they make no errors till month-end closing. So month-end closing came and there were little errors so I sent them a mail saying that I'm buying, which got them pretty excited.
Then of course, the problems have to hit me hard immediately after. Bish... Nevermind la, it's just a tiny mistake which grew big because too many people tried to fix it. It's still a small mistake. After my users' excitement at the coffee, they then said it's too expensive, said I don't have to buy...
Haha, Gals... I'll be just getting the coffees I think is interesting for them on Monday.

Between Myth 2 and Facebook, I don't have much time!

Still good =]