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Update to the previous post (Pokemon): The reason why I am playing Pokemon at all is because of PvP. Player vs. Player is another online comic that I am reading now. Most of the characters talk about playing their favorite PC games (mostly FPSs like Quake III, Half-life, and UT). A running gag is that the troll of the group, Skull, only plays Pokemon. I read the entire archive and all of the mentions of Pokemon warped my mind.

For all of your having trouble with Pokemon Silver, here is a walkthrough. You can thank me later!

I have no shame. A few days ago I was looking for emulators on the web. Finding a free Gameboy emulator proved almost impossible but I found a Java Gameboy emulator. Other than the lack of sounds, it is quite amazing. I started Java programming (Java, Java servlets, and JavaServer Pages) recently, and the code to the emulator is understandable and clean. As with most applets, don’t try to run it on a Mac; it crashed IE 5. The next discovery was the No$ (no cash) emulator. With a name like No$, I am thinking free. Five minutes into playing Pokemon, the game quits and the program pops up with “Pay us or you only get 5 minutes of playing at a time!!”. Bastards. Didn’t I say I had no shame? Well, yes, the only reason I wanted these emulators was to play Pokemon! And play Pokemon I have! I have put over 8 hours into Pokemon Silver in the past three days. Does that mean I found a free emulator? No, but I found a way to circumvent the No$ 5 minute rule… Want a copy? Come and get it.

So, Blogger has been eating my posts ever since I moved the website. I made that move right around the time of that April 28th post. The move was from the server stuck between two dressers in my bedroom (fireball) to the new 1U server in the server room at the Daily (queen).

Very unique, as web comics go: When I am King. I havent even finished reading it but I needed to share the love.

We have all noticed that movies suck this year. Momento has been the only movie I have deemed worth seeing all year, and even that wasn’t great. Let’s hope the summer season picks things up. There is a fairly large number of animated films coming out, including Final Fantasy!

Oh man, this is great! Okay, any of you that listens to Bad Religion knows the album Suffer. The new NOFX album is going to be called Surfer, but it’s only funny because of the cover art:

Well, another semester ends as does the era of another of my computers. I have upgraded from an Asus P3V4X motherboard with 256 megs of PC133 ram and a 550MHz PIII (Overclocked to 623MHz). The new system sports a Biostar (AKA cheap) motherboard with 256 megs of PC1600 DDR ram and a 900MHz Athlon (Overclocked to 1.017GHz). My fastest Quake III demo numbers for the old system were around a max of 69.4 FPS. The new system pulls around 106.9 FPS! Nice.

I just got the full version of Deus Ex. It’s going to be a no-homework week. Unfortunately, I should have bought this next week. My second to last final is this Friday and my semester is over next Tuesday.

It’s the last day of class, but there is massive construction going on at the Diag and the windchill is currently at 17 degrees. I some how don’t think that a lot of people are going to be running in this years Naked Mile.

The weather must be getting better because I am getting back into computer games. Why is it that I never want to play them in the winter, but only when the weather is great?! Anyway, Jenn came over last night and I showed her the wonder that is Quake III. Maybe I did something good to my machine lately, but the game seemed to run much much smoother then the last time I played.

Also, I broke down and bought Deus Ex. It’s a first person shooter that has a great storyline and incorporates cybernetics. What more could I wish for?