Archive for the ‘fun’ Category

Penumbra – First Person Horror Game on Linux

August 29, 2009

I just finished the first three installments of the Penumbra series.  Verdict: this game is great for the price!  It has a neat physics engine that allows manipulation of objects in the environment, so you do need to get comfortable with stacking boxes :)  It has good gameplay (running in terror from zombies while looking for an exit in the beam of your flashlight– no uzi’s in this game), and a decent plot.

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Computer Science Career Day Talk to 5th Grade Students

May 7, 2009

I had a blast this morning talking to fifth grade students at a local Austin elementary school about electrical engineering and computer science.  I told them what my job was like, sketched out how speech recognition works, and talked to them a bit about robots and the Peace Corps.

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Nerdcore and more

November 30, 2008

I just discovered MC Frontalot last week, and am totally digging on his album Secrets From The Future.  Got a chance to see him on Friday after a showing of Nerdcore Rising.  I also discovered that BBS still exist via Telnet, and have been wasting time playing The Pit and Land Of Devastation.

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