Posts tagged with 'computer'


  • Posted on May 9, 2008 at 11:17 pm

And just when I feared I might be stuck with playing the cute 2D Flash version at work…

…Portal finally decides to cooperate with me. Apparently, for whatever goofball reason, it did not completely install everything it needed to install from the disc, and after a bit more wrestling and handholding from Steam support, it finally installed all its crap, downloaded its updates (still took quite a while, but at least it was done in one evening), and now I am playing. Oh, it runs so well. Oh, it’s so beautiful. Oh, there goes my life for about the next two weeks or so. ♥

Amusing search request of the day

  • Posted on April 28, 2008 at 9:45 am

“wemom having sex with wemon to watch on my computer”

Bonus points: two log entries down was a search for this:

Haven’t played any Portal yet, but it’s sure as hell not for lack of trying. Call me old-fashioned, but when I go to a store and pay for a game in a box, I kind of expect to be able to put the disc in my drive, install some crap, maybe let it phone home with an activation key, and PLAY THE DAMN THING. Instead, I spent most of last night waiting for updates to the Steam client (which I’m not sure why I even need, this is a single-player game, but you can’t bypass the damn thing) to download. And now it wants to download updates for the game itself before it’ll even let me play. Yes, the system requirements list “Internet connection” (note the distinct lack of the word “broadband” there) which I stupidly assumed was just for that aforementioned “phone home with activation key” thing, not three hours of downloading mandatory updates for shit I don’t even need.

And for the Nth time, people: no, broadband is not an option at my apartment. DSL is almost cheap enough now that I might consider it but it’s still not available where I live, I just checked five minutes ago. Cable is too expensive. U-Verse might be available but you can’t get Internet access by itself, and I don’t want to pay $50+ a month for 500 channels of shit I won’t watch on TV. And no, I am not going to move just to get real Internet.

Huh, maybe this is part of the game? Because from what I hear, this is exactly the sort of thing GLaDOS would do to torture me.