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20 October 2003 @ 08:57 am
Ow ow ow  
For some reason when i woke up this morning my right arm was really sore. It was perfectly fine last night when i went to bed, but this morning it felt like the bone was aching or something. It got worse, or i noticed it more, for awhile while i was getting ready for work. I finaly gave up and took some ibuprofin since i'm not used to that type of pain, although i noticed that the bottle had expired last year. Hopefully ibuprofin just gets less effective after it expires, as opposed to turning poisonous or something :)

I was intending to go to bed at midnight or so, but i got sucked into finishing "Turning the Storm," which was apparently written by the sister of someone i knew at Mudd. I finished that off at 2 or so, and still couldn't get to sleep, so just kind of tossed and turned for a bit. Don't know what time i actually got to sleep.

I got up about 6 or so because i wanted to get into work early. I need to look through Blue Crosses website and figure out who my "Primary Care Provider" or whatever is going to be when we switch over. I'm trying to figure out if i want to get a doctor that's near work or near home. I'm leaning towards near work, since the only time i'll probably be going by them will be for regular checkups, which would be easier to do from work.

I left about 6:30 or 6:45 i think, and either the ibuprofin worked, or dealing with traffic while listening to Diamond Age distracted me from my arm. By the time i got to work at 8 it had stopped hurting, or the ibuprofin is still working.

No word in email if the game has passed submission or not. I don't see any checkins for the project in PerForce, so i'm gussing it hasn't _failed_ submission yet, but don't know if it's still in the process or what. Of course Namco was sure that the game would pass submission the first time. So sure in fact that some of us are kind of wondering why they're so sure. The more generous view is that their in-house QA did a thurough job of finding any problems that would trip it up in submission. The less generous interpretation, well, games with serious bugs have made it through submission before if a big client is pushing for it. Enter the Matrix being one of the more famous recent examples, not that we have anything even near that seriously wrong with our game :)
Current Mood: ouch
Kirinkirinn on October 20th, 2003 09:30 am (UTC)
Random Curiousity...
I must have missed it when people were up in arms about something totally broken in Enter the Matrix... what was it?
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 20th, 2003 01:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Random Curiousity...
I haven't played it myself since i didn't buy into the hype, but my impression has been that the totally broken something was, um, the game. Apparently it crashed. A lot. Oh, and it sucked. A lot.

From GameSpot and GameSpy (publications not known for being overly harsh on most games =)

GameSpot: "Enter the Matrix bears the additional weight of being a pretty buggy game. Aside from the aforementioned AI bugs that permeate every version of the game, each version has its own quirks. The PC version has a highly unstable frame rate, even on systems that exceed the system requirements by a wide margin. The PlayStation 2 version suffers from serious frame rate problems and a bevy of audio errors, the most troublesome of which causes some cutscenes' audio to be played twice at slightly different times, creating an echo effect that renders almost all the dialogue completely unintelligible. The Xbox version has locked up on us a few times, and the GameCube release has its own frame rate troubles."

GameSpy:"This is the most unfinished retail game I've ever played. The necessity of releasing Enter The Matrix to coincide with the latest movie has resulted in an inferior product, one that's not worth more than a rental for all but the most ardent Matrix fans. The hour of full motion video might justify the purchase for the truly hardcore, but even that is questionable. "
girl scoutsakurayasha on October 20th, 2003 11:52 am (UTC)
Do you have a bug bite? (either that or you need to take a hot bath)
I wanna go clubbing! Where are some 18 and over clubs I can go to? I'll try to go a night when you are there and hassle you (girl with short orange hair)
DonAithnendonaithnen on October 20th, 2003 12:58 pm (UTC)
No bug bite that i can tell. And would a bug bite make your whole arm (or at least your whole forearm) ache?

Where do you live again? There's Dungeon in Hollywood/North LA. It's a goth/industrial/fetish club. I may be going there this weekend or next weekend now that work has lightened up a lot.
girl scoutsakurayasha on October 20th, 2003 05:05 pm (UTC)
migh it be that you are on the computer too much? Sometimes that strains arm muscles
I wanna go! I just needs must find a bus, and someone bigger than me to go with sos I don't get kidnapped