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March 9th, 2003

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02:01 am - Formula One and counting
The first Formula One race of the new season starts in less than an hour. I've been meaning to post some comments on it all day, but haven't got round to it. However, just so I can get some predictions down before the first race: Ferrari 1-2, Williams and MacLaren to get exactly one scoring finisher between them, four of the six BARs, Saubers and Renaults to score points and someone really unlikely to pick up a sneaky point for eighth as there are no more than ten finishers. It's down now so we can all laugh later.

syn_promo rocks. Just one post there and my syndication unit consumption has already dropped from 9.880 units to 8.579. (And falling - please keep adding lots of nice RDF feeds so the prices get cheaper and I can add more!)
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: 1998 US Jeopardy! theme tune

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Date:March 8th, 2003 07:01 pm (UTC)
I don't know anything about races, but yay Jeopardy! <3333

I tried out to be in last year's college tournament. They came to Orlando to do the auditions, and there was no way I was missing that. Didn't make it to the second round of eliminations that day, sadly, though my ex Matt and my friend Kat the genius (whose weblog can be found at mindspillage.net) did. I'd love to try again though. Nerds rule! :D
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Date:March 10th, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)
leiabelle, meet quiz_master_man. Read from the start - pretty easy as there's not far back to go. Myron 0wnz J!.
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Date:March 8th, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)


Are you up and watching, or should I refrain from spoiler-type comments?

Obviously, I'll take "no answer" as the latter :)
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Date:March 10th, 2003 10:30 am (UTC)
Saw your post on syn_promo and noticed a lot of gaming blogs.

As I've seen you around the fandom, commenting in others journals, I just have to ask...

Do you game much? If so, what's your system? What sort of feeds might you spread my way (other than the ones mentioned in syn_promo), or I can send yours?
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Date:March 10th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)
Hello! *waves*

In terms of RPGs, I am playing in a very stuttering D&D 3rd edition campaign right now which is roughly ten two-hour sessions in. These have been played at a games club (typical attendance: 55) about once a month on the rare occasions when the 4-5 players plus GM have been able to get together. More often than not, I tend to play lots of board games instead. The RPG that I've most enjoyed yet was a grandiose but not-too-serious live action campaign back at university.

Feeds: forgot to mention mssv_tiny, mssv_middling and mssv_massive. A guy named Adrian Hon writes "featuring mainly articles on massively multiplayer online entertainment, and also science topics" - he splits his weblog into three for entries of different lengths, which is a nice idea but consumes three times as many syndication points. Not actually looking for more feeds to start reading right now; I'm a lot less close to the limit than I was (now down to about 8.2 units) but still pretty high! I've tried using a separate RSS aggregator too, but haven't yet found one that I've really liked.
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Date:March 10th, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)
Are you a Mac or Windows user? I'd recommend NetNewsWire if you're the former. Amphetadesk for the latter, though it leaves much to be desired for me.

Have you seen Rock Scissors Blog? No feed as of yet, they're looking into getting one. More RPG stuff than boardgames, but still good. One of the authors has an LJ (bruceb).

I saw the Board Games post. Forwarded it to a friend who is an avid game collector, if not player. He may pop in anonymously to comment (he doesn't have an LJ). Don't tell him it was me. :)

I do d20 mostly now in various forms - 3e, Wheel of Time, and now a d20 Modern game. Also in a systemless email game. Have done lots of Amber gaming, but am burned out on that now.
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Date:March 10th, 2003 04:03 pm (UTC)
The latter. Have tried Amphetadesk, didn't like it. Have also tried FeedReader and liked that even less. Am reasonably pleased with LJ's integration of RSS feeds so I'll probably stick with that for the foreseeable.

I think I'd seen RSB in passing before, probably linked to from costikyan somewhere along the line. Should your board game collector friend drop by, your secret is safe with me! (Oh, I have a couple of codes available if he ever decides he needs one...)

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