My boss bought us some books the other day (I received one on BSD and another titled Wikinomics), which have been a refreshing addition to my workday. I troubleshoot computer issues, research, write documentation, etc., and adding in a reading component (other than tech articles and/or Slashdot) is nice. Wikinomics is filled to the brim with jargon-speak, and I’m not bowled over by it yet, but I’ve only finished the first chapter (after 33 pages) so far.
I bought a Nintendo DS last night with my tax return money, which is pretty exciting. After playing Pokemon (Pearl), Mario 64, and Legend of Zelda for about 5 hours last night, I’m really pleased with the system. I enjoy Nintendo games, but I don’t really like the Wii. The controls of it are inaccurate, in my opinion, and somewhat tiring. I play a game when I’m tired (say, after working for 8-9 hours) and just want to sit and relax. Having to wave my arms all over the place isn’t what I’m looking for at that point.
The DS stylus + control pad is pretty nice, though. It’s quick, responsive, and accurate (touch screens have a lot more R&D in them than motion recognition via accelerometers, transmitted over IR), and the games have been enjoyable. Plus, I’m not tied to a large television screen.
That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the XBox 360; I certainly do (I’ve almost beat the second stage of Acre on Assassin’s Creed o/ ). But it’s nice to have variety in my entertainment like I now have in my job.
The last of the tax return money (as an aside, the other really nice thing about the DS is it’s price; the games cost half what XBox games do, and the system was just over 1/3 the price of my XBox, so I could get more for less) will go to buying hot wings next Friday.
What’s your favourite kind of wings, and where do you like to get them?