Milk and Cigarettes

Rambles about stuff I like.

Mostly harmless 2: Mostlier harmlesslier

What’s this, gentle reader? A post on a Sunday?

Why are readers assumed to be gentle? Whenever I see the phrase, “… gentle reader,” in a book, I always picture a big, tough biker reading the book. Why gentle? Where the hell’s that come from? Why not fierce, or man-handed? Gentle, bleargh.

Anyhoo, it’s Sunday and I’ve got the house to myself so I’m gloriously high, just after noon.

When I’m high I generally love to do math. I love thinking about the intricacies involved with various math problems, especially when high. 

Right now I’m working on the following problem: (pa x + dy)^2, where a and d are coprime to p, for some prime p; x and y are variables. If y is fixed, then as x runs through all residue classes modulo p, the first term within brackets are all congruent to 0 mod p. I need to either figure out a way to rewrite my statement so that …

Eh, y’know what – I think maybe writing about math is less exciting than me, a mathematician, thinking about it. So why don’t we just move on.

I’ve got my own youtube channel, called Gaming with Greg or something like that, where I do a bunch of “Let’s Play!”‘s – which involves me playing a video game and talking during the action. It’s a challenge to be talking while playing, especially while trying to be entertaining, so I find it fun. My buddy Apple watches ’em and he enjoys ’em, so that’s cool too. 

Anyhoo, I just finished my Orcs Must Die! 2 series last night. If you haven’t played Orcs Must Die! or Orcs Must Die! 2, I think you should. They’re awesome! It’s all cartoony graphics, and it’s a 3rd person shooter tower defense game. It’s righteous!

But at first when I started my OMD2 series, I was still of the mindset that OMD was better. I loved OMD, I must’ve played and replayed it 10 times before OMD2 came out. Then OMD2 was released – and since it wasn’t exactly like OMD, I didn’t really like it. But after having done my Let’s Play! series, I’ve gotta say that OMD2 is maybe the better game.

The graphics are notably better than OMD1. Like, a lot better. Plus OMD2 has a ton more enemies and weapons. In fact, all the weapons that are for offer in the spellbook don’t even show up in the main game!

What I mean is, in original OMD, after you won a level you got a new trap. And at the end of the game, you had collected all the traps. But in OMD2, although you win a new trap after you pass a level, at the end of the game, you still haven’t collected all the traps! Madness!

What’s more, OMD2 has the 2 characters – there’s the War Mage and the Sorceress, each of which have unique weapons! The replayability is just like… guuuueeeeeaaaauggghh!

That previous sentence should be read in the voice of Randy Marsh.

So yeah, lovin’ OMD2. Since it’s Sunday, I’ll probably play a bunch more this afternoon.

No football on this aft – but Superbowl next Sunday! Oh man, I don’t really know if I’m going for the Seahawks or the Broncos. On the one hand, Peyton Manning, but on the other hand, Seattle’s defense. CRAP this is going to be a good game!

Or not, it could be a blowout or a snoozefest. We’ll see – that’s why they play the game!



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