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I'm hooked...Knights of the old Repulic - Sith Lords

It has been a while since I got into a video game that I really liked. My son rented the most recent Star Wars Game, and he has been fighting to get it back from me ever since. He woke up this morning around 10 am, and wandered down stairs to find that I was already playing it.

I find as I get older (sigh) I like first person shooters less and less and role playing games more and more.

My all time favorite game is still Sonic the Hedgehog (though Tetris gives it a run for its money.)

The newest star wars game is great. You can move good or evil depending on your responses and actions. They have pretty good dialog choices. I also like the options to take a break and play a "game" in the game. I can play cards or drive race cars. (I have always liked driving games.)

Video Game Programming

A little background...

I am an Instructor of Computer Science at McHenry County College. I currently teach programming, microsoft office, and web design classes. I have both taken and taught classes online. (I recieved my masters degree entirely online through Capella University)

I mention this because I will be blogging a bit about my new interest - video game programming.

I am working on bringing in some video game programming and design courses to MCC, and within the next two years I hope to have a couple of certificates and a degree approved by the state.

We will be working closely with local high schools, offering classes for dual credit (high school and college credit at the same time.) Later this summer, I will be teaching a week long summer enrichment class for high school students in Flash animation.

More fun with digital photos

It is great fun to move your favorite pictures into one file and set that file as your screen saver. You can have all your image files loaded randomly and displayed on your screen as your screensaver.

I get extra enjoyment out of my favorite photos this way.

for step by step directions:

Tech Toys everyone should own - USB thumb drive

If you work on multiple computers, and want to carry files around with you OR need a quick backup storage...

My favorite toy is the portable USB thumb drives. They are getting cheaper and hold more information all of the time.

If you are looking to backup your photos and music, I would go to something larger and less portable. They now have reasonable, external, USB hard drives which are a better solution for that.

Many of your MP3 solutions can serve in this capacity as well.

One of the things I like about my Sony camera is that it is reconized by the computer as a portable drive, so you can copy files both to it and from it without needing any special software.

Gadget Classics - Sony 60 CD changer stereo

I have had a Sony 60 CD changer/ shelf stereo system for about 3 years now. (I dream of the 400 cd changer I saw at best buy.)

This is one of my favorite toys. I like the fact that all of my cd's are centrally stored in the system so that I don't have to go looking for them. It is easy to flip through and see what I want to play. I can hook my DVD player or video game system up to it for better sound. You can even connect a keyboard to it to add information on the CD's.

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