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intelligent rants n raves and 2 sextillion cents worth of opinions on games/hardware/incompetent and competent devs and software tools and the occasional Milwaukee Tool talk

Author: xkey

Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems / Chess / xkey version 2.0

Posted by xkey Saturday January 19 2008 at 1:07AM
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Let's take the title in reverse order:

xkey version 2.0 - my daughter , well okay different gender but still a revision of me that's for sure - she's trouble with a CaP TTTTTTTT   finally passed out asleep - 2 yr olds should be sleeping more than 9.5 hours a day shouldnt they?  lil dynamo like i was!

Bobby Fischer died today - wonder if that means he can return to the US now without facing charges for that last chess match ....

and there's a new book out "Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems" by Hoglund & McGraw

Hoglund's done some research I respect so I expect the book is probably pretty good [not dissing McGraw just havent read any research by him is all].  Amazon has a good price on it right now

I've perused the TOC and will be buying the book - just dont think I have the time to read it right now ....  still want to poke around  Game Programming Gems 6 and code up some of my combinatorics research ideas ...and sleep - i do so like to sleep a few hours a day

oh but hey this is a gaming site right ... mmo?   I logged some decent hours in GW today

and yeah yeah it's cheesey its linear  - it's not random enough - it's not WoW no raids no this no that - yeah but when u've got a kid and like to solve problems ...sometimes the last thing u want is to solve a ton of problems or grind in a game!   GW is kind of like fun mindless playing - i dont have to remember a ton of details from one week to another; once my kiddle is older then I'll want a lot more challenging MMO

I'll be re-upping my LOTRO (last time i played was release month) to see how it's changed. i've contemplated re-upping my EQ2 but .... i've only so much time to play each week  and i'm really looking forward to warhammer

black hole sun ..........


HelloKirby writes:

Um.. why are you using oversized letters it makes it a little harder to read.

Sat Jan 19 2008 12:21PM Report
neschria writes:

I have a two year old also. Mine seems determined to keep a schedule of her own that's as inconvenient as possible for me. 

 Congratulations on surviving another day! (I feel like that at the end of every day. LOL)

Sun Jan 20 2008 9:11AM Report writes:
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