Nice holidays so far

** Updated at 7:11:50 on 2004/12/02 **
Monday evening when to play pool with Naved and Anirudh (I hope I spelt it right, can never seem to spell properly :P).
Came back and fixed my Apache 2,
PHP 5, mySQL 4.1 configuration so that it actually works on my computer. FINALLY it works :D.
Tuesday went to Sim Lim in hopes of buying Half-Life 2. No luck because Steam offers a better package I think. I got silver :D
So after the long day I came back and tried to buy HL2 online. For some reason it kept rejecting my credit card :”(:”(:”(. Lucky my bro was online and that ‘broadband’ was just installed at home so he downloaded the Steam client for me and bought HL2 for me :D:D yay!!!! So I thought all I had to do was unencrypt the HL2 data from my computer because I thought the files were are preloaded into my computer, thanks to Steam, something they did with CS: Source. Apparently I was soooo wrong :'(:”(. 848MB to download and finished like in about 35 hours.
It was a good thing it was downloading though, because I was helping a friend to do a C++ project. I kind of know C++ now :D yay!! haha. Yes I’m a freak or a ‘freaaak!!’ as a friend told me. I love programming so what can I say? Might be trying to program and authentication mod for CS to authenticate users in order for better statistic tracking.
Anyway back to HL2. Finished downloading. But I cant play :'(. Several times it hung on the menu screen due to the fact that a level is loaded and is the background of the menu screen. I think it hung because there isnt enough video memory :( 16mb is pathetic :”(:”( The strange thing was on the 1st start up it was fine. I loaded properly but I couldnt see my mouse cursor. Then I realised my comp hung :| So restarted (thank goodness I’m NOT on the NUS domain and can boot up within 1 minute :D) and tried again. This time it hung before even showing the menu items on the menu screen. So tried again same thing. Then I decided to load it without the background as I read you could do that on the Steam forums. Tried that and it loaded and I started a new game. Took some time, but it loaded then I heard the G-Man asking Gordon Freeman, the character that you play, to wake up. So naturally I think the black screen I see is normal. Then suddenly the audio stops. Comp HUNG AGAIN!!! :”(:”( I give up. Just need another computer. Will be getting 2 desktops within the next 2 days I think :D:D So I will be able to play HL2 :D:D
Right now I’m settling to play CS : Source for a while. By myself because I cant play online because NUS is doing something funny with the network connections and stuff.
Happy holidays people!! And for those left with exams good luck and study hard!

====EDIT====
I CAN PLAY HL2!!!! ON MY LAPTOP!!!! HAHAHAHA
‘Pathetically’ at 640×480 but it still runs!!! hahaha
So fun to play around with the physics. I played with a see-saw and swing and slide!!!! hehehe
Okay I should get some sleep, slept like 4/5hrs last nite.
I think I’ll try BIOS upgrade later, because if I screw up my laptop then I will have to buy a new 1 :D:D haha :P A newer 1 that I can play HL2 on :P:P Can’t wait for the desktops to come for me to play HL2 :D

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