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Started by Sallyq, November 19, 2007, 12:34:31 PM

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Sallyq

According to the bumph at the top of the board, I've been logged into Cafe Doom for 1 day and 1 minute.

I got to thinking of all the reasons I might actually need this information. I couldn't come up with one, unless Ed ever says to me 'Sally, you don't visit Cafe Doom a lot' and I say 'I'll have you know I've been logged in for 1 day and 1 minute'.

So what could this information be used for? Answers on a postcard to....

Maybe it could form the basis of Ed's next short story comp. ;)

Sallyq

Oh it's one day and four minutes now. I thought I was a quicker typist than that!

SamLeeFreak

I've been on 1 day, 11 hours, I minute !

Ed

Mine's scary - 53 days, 2 hours and 32 minutes. I think it's there to say "Get a life, you sad muppet." :grin:

I do quite often leave the site up on my browser all day of a weekend, and check in from time to time during the day. I haven't actually been sitting here for all that time, honest I haven't :hidin:
Planning is an unnatural process - it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression. [Sir John Harvey-Jones]

joneastwood

I once looked at my playing time on World of Warcraft - one look was enough. I think slithering in the creative ooze that is Cafe Doom is infinitely preferable to playing a computer game, so be proud Ed!!

Ed

Oh, I know exactly what you mean about video games being black holes for time. A few times I've had a go with my kids' XBox, playing Halo, and Halo2 - before you know it, it's 2 in the morning and you've lost five hours :o And boy do you feel like it was wasted time (at least, I do). In reality, pretty much everything is a waste of time, if you really think about it.

I hear World of Warcraft is particularly addictive though, isn't it, Jon? Haven't tried it myself, but I think I'll give it a miss :smiley:
Planning is an unnatural process - it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression. [Sir John Harvey-Jones]

Sallyq

For me it's the Sims. I can waste a few hours just building the perfect house (using all the cheats to get extra money of course :azn:)

starktheground

I, too, am a Sims addict. I could play it all day, if I let myself. (And how do you get the cheats, Sally?)  :evil:

Sallyq

It depends what version you've got Stark, but if you google Sims (insert version) Cheats, it will usually give you a load of websites listing them. On the original sims, if you click shift+ctr+C during your house build, and type in klapaucius, followed by ;! you get ten thousand simoleans for every ;! you key in. What I do is put klapaucius ;! ;! ;! (repeated several times) then put an odd letter at the end. Then keep hitting return, and whilst it tells you there's no such cheat, it fills up your money pot.

In later versions, the word was rosebud, and there are also cheats to ensure your Sims never get tired, hungry or need the loo etc, so you can have them working all day to become a superstar or make friends :afro:

JonP

Y'see this is why I have hardly ever touched a computer game in my life (not since the PDP-8/e lunar lander, anyway). I know that my kind of personality is such that I would never ever re-emerge into the daylight again. It's bad enough having the bloody Internet sitting on the same desk and in the same machine that I'm supposed to be working at.

Ed

Planning is an unnatural process - it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression. [Sir John Harvey-Jones]

starktheground

Cool. Thanks, Sally. I'm not allowing myself to try it out until I get this week's writing done, though.   :(

PaulH

Total Club Manager. What a waste of my life that game has been... but still I play it!

And an online game called Adventure Quest is taking up far too much of my time lately... it's a wonder I get any writing done.

And talking of writing, I have to get my college assignment done to hand in tomorrow! I shouldn't be here at all...

Ed

Funny, isn't it? Whatever you're compelled to do becomes a chore, even if you would normally enjoy doing it.  :scratch:

Planning is an unnatural process - it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression. [Sir John Harvey-Jones]

joneastwood

Quote from: PaulH on November 20, 2007, 07:22:37 PM

And an online game called Adventure Quest is taking up far too much of my time lately... it's a wonder I get any writing done.


AAAH! Adventure Quest!! I had a thing with Dragon Quest - the sort of sequel thing. I've kicked it now, although mainly by replacing it with World Of Warcraft.  (hangs head in shame)

Sallyq

Labyrinth on the old Amiga CD32 we had (it was going to be the biggest thing ... a bit like Betamax). That's three months of my life I'll never get back again. Now I'm a swine for looking up walkthroughs on the net first...

delph_ambi

I haven't been locked into a computer game since Monkey Island 2, years ago. Used to spend hours on that. Can still hum the music. Annoying. ANNOYING!!!

Ed

Oh yeah - I had forgotten about the repetitive music :grin:
Planning is an unnatural process - it is much more fun to do something.  The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression. [Sir John Harvey-Jones]

sylvrilyn

I'm afraid my computer game addiction hasn't had much hold since the original King's Quest games.  Speaking of which, I should try to get my PC up and running again so I can play those from beginning to end......  ;D

canadian

Quote4 days, 9 hours and 47 minutes

But I'm hardly ever here! Well, this year, anyway.

My son's addicted to WoW and I've seen what that can do to an intelligent, brought-up-right, gainfully employed young man. Yikes! When he's not at the office, he's stuck in front of his PC, slaying things and running some kind of Guild Store. His apartment looks (and smells) like his Guild treated themselves to several drunken rampages whilst wearing their VERY muddy boots.  :cheesy:

I never got into the gaming thing but I am rapidly getting sucked into Scrabulous over on Facebook in a big way. A day without a bingo is starting to feel like a day not worth living.

Oh well. Flirtybee's due back on Canadian soil in about eight days' time. That should cure me.




If people stand in a circle long enough, they will eventually begin to dance. -- George Carlin

delph_ambi

Ha! And there was me feeling all virtuous because I don't do any computer games. Had forgotten about scrabulous...

Sallyq

Oh yes, Scrabulous. Tres addictive. One of the first things I do in the morning is check to see if it's my turn, and with the time differences, it usually is.

PaulH

Considering I'm meant to be a writer, I'm really terrible at Scrabulous.

starktheground

What in the world is Scrabulous?  :scratch:

canadian

Stark, if you don't know what Scrabulous is ... best keep it that way!

*whispers* It's a Facebook application knock-off of Scrabble. I play so much that I'm actually learning new words: feodary, naric, alkane, and OH!, those two-letter beauties (za, ka, qi, nu).

It's fun when you're winning and aaaarrrgghhh-making when your opponents keep finding bingos (words that use all 7 tiles from the rack).
If people stand in a circle long enough, they will eventually begin to dance. -- George Carlin