archive: August 2008

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Just as I was settling down to head to bed and watching the US Men Volleyball team win the gold (like the US Women did a day earlier) a breaking news story from the games came up. the IOC is investigating the ages of the girls on the china’s Gymnastics team which won the gold all-team event and the gold in the uneven bars due to the tie breaking rules that are in place in the Olympics.

This story will be closely followed by everyone, but in my mind they are younger than the required age of 16. The look 13 through 15 at least no where close to the required age. This was an unexpected turn around since the IOC had said earlier that they were all of age during and after the gymnastics events.

D.C. Visit – Day 1

Posted by Shane

My mom and her boyfriend came down to the area for the weekend (more like 6 days) and we have setup quite an itinerary for their stay. So today was a basic day. I do have pictures and I will post them once I can get the pictures off my device. (One disadvantage of having Windows Vista.)

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AUG
2008

TF2 Heavy Update, A+

Posted by Shane

As I talked about earlier in my postings, the latest class to be “updated’ was the heavy class. Over the past week or so they been updating the heavy update site each day (minus the weekend) for the 6 different major changes they made to the game.

This heavy update also makes it almost not fun to play spy since everyone will play heavy for the first few days, but in the mean time as spy I will be able to stab a whole bunch of heavies. Below is what they released and my review on everything.

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AUG
2008

I been working with Elie, the main programmer of Woopra, ever since the initial release in different aspects of the program. Testing theĀ  Java App, Javascript Chat, PHP/XML coding, general “previewer”, and coding buddy. With the 1.2 of the Java Application already released, some new features including access the new Woopra API become available as of today.

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My friend Joe, who is up in Vancouver Canada cataloging the props from the Battlestar Galactica show, had a chance to view Season 4.5. Now with that being said I am really jealous. I refused to ask/get any information that could spoil it for myself. I want for the last half to be completely surprised when it comes out in January 2009.

In other news, if you are into the show, an auction of the props will be taking place sometime after the last episode. Being part of the Battlestar Wiki, along with Joe’s cataloging the props, we are documenting everything on a special sub-wiki to preserve it’s history and prosperity.