Monday, March 29, 2004

my thoughts on RuneScape 2

Jagex just released RuneScape 2 early this morning. Despite the name, RS2 isn't so much a sequel as a complete rewrite of the RuneScape engine. The game now has true 3D graphics, a new combat system and lots of new features.

The new version actually looks pretty cool. However, after trying it for a while, I decided that it wasn't for me and transferred my items back to the old game. This is probably something I'll regret as Jagex has said that RuneScape Classic won't get any more updates. Oh well.

Currently playing: RuneScape

Tuesday, March 2, 2004

on being a poll worker

I spent the whole day at the polls for the California primary elections. This was part of a civics class assignment in which we had to participate in two activities from a list and share our experiences. One of the activities was working at the polls. I signed up because it sounded interesting.

While I haven't registered to vote yet, that apparently doesn't preclude working at a polling station. Yesterday was the training session, during which we went over the policies and procedures. The class was about three hours long.

The elections began this morning. I had to get up at 6 a.m. to help set up the venue. The polls are legally required to stay open until the last person has voted, so we couldn't leave until around 9 p.m. I was completely exhausted by the day's end. The other team members had to yell at me a few times to keep me awake!

Long hours aside, everything went extremely well. I'm sure Ms. Contreras will be proud of me. :-)

Currently playing: Hacx