November 2nd, 2001

Porcupine

Surprise

Exactly at midnight the power went off in the whole neighborhood. Presumably it has been announced in the local newspaper. Who reads the newspaper anyway? It was gone for 2 hours. Played Civ2 on the portable (yay new batteries) with candles around. Oooh! Candlelight, me and Civ2... :p

Oh, and my alarm clock goes off the grid. I woke up an hour early.
Porcupine

Civ 2 revisited

Yeah, I got up an hour earlier in the morning, but then I played Civ2 for an hour ... the "marble mouse" optical trackball is indeed easier on my hand/wrist than the ordinary mouse. Usually I give up early in the industrial age because of mouse weariness. This time I have come a bit further and may actually finish a game, perhaps, someday.

I really look forward to Civ3, but it seems to be a quite different game, because I rely heavily on features that have been removed.