Sunday, April 28, 2002
Thanks to everyone for making it a great time. Hopefully eveybody's hangovers aren't too bad :) Looking forward to FNP 6...but not for a while :)
Friday, April 26, 2002
Read The official rules of the WCBA (World Cubeball Association) below.
W.C.B.A. Official Cube Ball Rules
- one (1) superball, of a size agreed upon by both players;
- one (1) item, preferably symmetrical, to be used as a target for the previously-mentioned superball;
- one (1) barrier, approximately four (4) to six (6) feet in height, stretching the entire width of the playing area, and with sufficient width to support the target on the barrier's top edge (the separating wall between adjacent cubicles is often used as this barrier); and
- two (2) wheeled chairs, as are normally found in modern offices.
2. Playing Area
2.2. To decide which player plays on which side of the barrier shall be determined by a coin toss. The winner of the coin toss can either choose on which side of the barrier they shall play, or they may choose to have the first throw.
2.3. Players shall choose one of the wheeled chairs for their use until the end of the game. If so desired, this may be determined by a separate coin toss.
2.4. If the winner of the coin toss chooses to have the first throw, then the loser of the coin toss can choose which side of the barrier they want, and vice versa.
3.1.2. The superball must make contact with the ground before striking the target in order for points to be awarded, or for a successful clearing of the barrier to be accepted. I.e., players cannot simply 'toss' the superball over the barrier.
3.1.3. Players must be in their respective wheeled chair while throwing the superball.
3.2.2. Hitting the target in accordance with the rules specified in section 3.1, but not knocking it down from atop the barrier, results in three (3) points for the player hitting the target. This maneuver may henceforth, in this document, be referred to as a 'hit'.
188.8.131.52. If the superball hits the target twice, and knocks it off the second time, the throwing player shall be awarded four (4) points.
3.2.5. Players have two chances to get the superball over the barrier to their opponent. Failing to do so results in a point for the opposing player.
3.2.6. After a player has tried and failed two (2) times to get the superball over the barrier, and their opponent has been awarded one (1) point, each subsequent failure to get the superball over the barrier shall result in one (1) point awarded to their opponent.
3.2.7. If, at any time, the superball makes contact with the ceiling, the thrower's opponent shall be awarded one (1) point.
3.2.8. If, due to a player's throw, the superball has cleared the barrier successfully but does not make (or would not have made) contact with the ground in their opponent's half of the playing area before coming to a halt, then one (1) point shall be awarded to the thrower's opponent. (This rule has not been introduced in regular season games pending a decision by the WCBA Cube Ball Rules Committee.)
4.2. If it is found that a particular target is too stable, and does not fall when hit, then an adjustment may be made to the amount of points awarded for such a hit; perhaps switching the number of points awarded for a hit vs. a knock off.
Wednesday, April 24, 2002
They're supposed to stop the wanton posting of bills around town on telephone & power poles. I think they're horrendously ugly and I've heard that cost several thousand dollars each. I am constantly amazed to see the asinine purposes for which our tax dollars are used. Update 25/ Apr 2002: Now with pictures!
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The last one is relatively normal looking and quite aesthetically pleasing, actually. It's the big "thingy" on the top of the large ones that's kind of odd.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Since his site doesn't yet have a working comment system, I thought I would post about it here so people could talk (read: gossip).
Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Yes, they're actually called "crazy ants". (In case anybody didn't realize, Christmas Island is where .cx domains come from)
Tuesday, April 9, 2002
I scanned it in and thought I would post it here so you nice people could help me out. Click the images for larger versions.
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I purchased said furniture, and so began the waiting process. Why it takes 4 months to get my furniture from wherever it was to toronto, and then 7 days from Toronto to me, I'll never know. What I *do* know, is that it was worth the wait.
Friday, April 5, 2002
Monday, April 1, 2002
P.S. What ever happened to Crystal Clear Pepsi and O.K. Soda (AKA Swamp Water)?