xander wrote:Babylon5 wrote:xander is jealous.
Yes, I am. Even worse, three years ago, I could have topped that with my Mac II (it was signed, but my mother gave it away). Right now, I have a Quadra, a Blue and White G3, and my PowerBook G4. However, I think I will be getting an Intel Book in the spring, when the tax refund comes.
By the way, ShepFan, what is your reaction to "Frog blast the vent core!"?
I had to look it up. I had left the computer game programming biz for the biomedical programming biz by the time the Marathon series came out, and Darwinia is the only game to spark my interest since I left, so I've never played the Marathon series. Sorry! Are you comparing grenade-hopping with my inattentive bare-leg-searing-while-mesmerized-by-Darwinia behavior? That seems appropriate to me!
On the other hand, if you meant to write the rarely-used taunt, "Don't frog blast the vent core!" my reaction would be (1) I wouldn't try to make anyone jealous--developers have to keep up with the new technology. At least, that's my excuse for buying new computers and I'm sticking with it! And (B), re-reading the thread, I'm not sure why I volunteered that information at that point. Perhaps I'd enjoyed that night's wine a bit more than I realized; perhaps I was putting my two cents into the "I wanna be a Mac tester" discussion. So, (III), please don't take it seriously!
(bizarre numbering scheme credit- Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, as heard on NPR's "Car Talk." Somehow it has wormed its way into my almost-daily use.)