January 8th, 2004

Lord Yupa

Getting an UPS.

For those of you who aren't computer geeks, UPS == Uninterruptible Power Supply. Basically, it's a back-up battery that you plug your computer into. If the power goes out, then the battery kicks in and takes over until power is restored (or until the computer can be shutdown without risking data loss).

I've been wanting one for quite some time, but they can be expensive. Luckily, I just came across this DealNews article which includes a coupon code that will get you 50% off pretty much anything on Belkin's website.

So, I think I'm going to get the Universal UPS 1000VA. Retail price, $139.99. After the coupon code, $70.00.
Lord Yupa

Pirates!

Among the old games I remember with the most fondness, near the top is Sid Meier's Pirates!, and it's updated Sequal, Pirates! Gold.

They were among the first open-ended games that I remember, where you could totally ignored the story line and just "be a pirate", if you wanted to. It had role-playing, adventuring, action, and greatest of all, piracy!

They were just plain fun!

Today I came across This press release from Firaxis, Sid Meier's game company, detailing that they are working on a Pirates! remake!

Now I just need to hear that LucasArts is doing another Monkey Island game, and that Sierra's doing another Quest For Glory game[1], and I'll be totally content. ;-)

[1] This last is, unfortunately, almost impossible at this point. A few years ago, Sierra killed the division that had been responsible for the truly great old Sierra adventure games.