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updates... [May. 21st, 2008|11:34 am]
John
Well, I went jogging last night, figuring it'd be the last chance I had, really... if I jog any of the three remaining days, I risk making my knee ache for an 8 hour plane ride to Philly this Saturday early-morning.

(Side note: I had an interesting experience recently. I tried using the elliptical exerciser in my apartment's exercise room, and, wow.... I couldn't quite get into a rhythm on it. I couldn't set the resistance right. And even though I was only shooting for 20 minutes, it was one of the nastiest chores I'd ever had to do. No wonder people hate exercising!)

Anyway, I got some cleaning done, and I'm hoping to have my packing setup for tonight... waiting until Friday to pack strikes me as a recipe for disaster, but I figure, set it up tonight (pack the clothes I don't need for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, use ziplock bags to gather up small stuff for my carry-on, put things I'm packing in places where they're sorted from stuff that's I'm not, etc.). It feels awfully nice to realize that, although there's still a good bit of work ahead of me, I've got it mostly under control to make for a nice, comfortable trip.

But there is one frustrating problem I'm running into. One of the things I want to have set up is my EEE PC running Windows XP. And, hang it all, most of the neat games I wanted to load to while away the time in a cramped airplane seat require a CD to play. Anyone have any ideas for easy-to-obtain, engaging Windows games that don't require a CD? (I have an old CD emulator that copies CDs to disk and looks like a CD drive to Windows, but I have a total of 12 gigs of storage space, and that gets eaten up quickly with 600 meg CDs.)

(Yes, I know, some of you think it's horrible to run XP on an EEE. And sooner or later, I'm going to create some custom builds of both XP and Linus to load on it and see what I like best. But for now, I want to have time to clean, pack, and plan, and I don't have time to do the futzing and tweaking I'd have to do.)

Hey, ztrooper, do you have that Mame collection, and could you send it express mail or something? I'll send you a check for the mailing costs, if so.
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[User Picture]From: ztrooper
2008-05-21 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can get it dropped in the mail to you asap.

just send your current address to my e-mail, and we'll go from there.

-Cj
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2008-05-22 02:53 am (UTC)
Well, they're not exactly engaging in the sense that you mean, but I just found my entire collection of the old Infocom text adventure games. And they're small enough that I could zip them up and e-mail them to you if you want 'em.
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