Sorry, skipped a posting yesterday. I got caught up this weekend in uploading all of our CD’s into iTunes. While I was doing this I realized how shitty our taste in music was ten years ago (I haven’t bought a CD in several years now, I purchase everything through iTunes…). I mean I found really terrible stuff, like Snow Patrol or Weird Al Jankovic.. I also found some really fun old CD’s like At The Drive In and all of my old Nirvana CD’s from the 90’s.
All of this was spurred by the Christmas ornaments which I put away on 12/26. However, none of that stuff every fits in the same place, seems we continue to accumulate more Christmas stuff. So, I had to completely re-organize our guest room closet, which doubles are our storage. While doing this, I found CD’s and old computer games.
Having started the CD project, I started playing around with trying to get Bootcamp to work on my Apple, so I could install Windows Me to play all of the old computer games I had found. I couldn’t get Windows Me to install on a OSX Lion machine (apparently you can only install Windows 7 using the new Bootcamp 4.0), so I settled for the 20 day trial with Parallels for OSX. Parallels is a pretty amazing program. I think I may even pay the $80 for the full release, so I can virtualize other OS’s.
After getting Parallels to work, I squandered the day playing Civilization 3 (circa 2002), Heroes of Might and Magic 4 (circa 2000), Port Royale 2 (circa 2001) and other games you probably can’t even find any more. Total time suck, but it goes to show just how durable stuff used to be. The new Civilization 5 is nothing compared even to Civilization 4 or Civilization 3. Not sure how that works, but normally games get better over time. Not so with Civilization.
Also, Port Royale 2 arguably is one of my favorite games ever. That game can suck up so much time and is completely scalable to it’s difficulty. As you progress it gets harder, but only as hard as you make it, if that makes sense.
Anyways, I hope to get myself organized tonight and get back to posting more music, funny photos and cool videos.