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February 14th, 2005

I do not aknowledge the day

I have been at work for longer than an hour and a half for the first time in five days. So far, everybody I don't want to deal with has stayed clear of me. Lab work is still dicey at best, although I may have worked out the actual problem which was giving me grief - the problem is, the only may to fix it properly will take time. I have devised some 'band-aid' fixes for the time being, and I am hoping things keep together until the real problems can be solved.

I am giving a presntation on my crazy results on wednesday to the microbial pathogenesis people in the department on wednesday. I've finished the slides for it, but I am a bit concerned about the "what I am going to do now" section as this still hasn't been reloved between the powers that be.

I am also thinking about an evil plan. Do not think that I, a sweet-natured and considerate creature at the best of times, am not capable of diabolical schemes. I'm thinking about making back-ups of all of my data to date before wiping it from the uni servers. My theory is that if things get pointy (not very likely, but I am paranoid enough to entertain the possibility), I use my data as a bargaining chip. Likewise I will take any room-temperature storage samples (like all of the jaws from all of my mice from all of my experiments to date) and put them somewhere safe and off campus. Yeah, they may have intellectual property rights to the work I've done, but they can't stop me from hoarding the data - just from publishing it. And my theory is, like a good spoilt child, if I can't have it then no-one can. I have not yet begun to fight.

I've been playing Knight of the Old Republic II. I am enjoying it, but the whole Light/Dark Side point system is a little distracting. I find myself not thinking about how the character will act, but about what the game designers think is good or evil. It is nice that you have a choice, and that your characters actions obviously change the outcome, but I think it would be a better system if they didn't flash up on the screen when you had gained points to either side - that way, the progression would feel more natural. In my opinion, anyway.

And, just like when I was playing KOTOR I, I am left with a burging desire to run a Star Wars game. I'd love to give Star Wars D20 a whirl (seeing as how KOTOR uses these rules just like Neverwinter Nights uses D&D 3rd Ed), but the game is just so damn expensive that it doesn't seem particularly viable. That and I'm already running a long term campaign. Maybe if I took a break from my D&D game to run a short Star Wars game (like between Acts 2 and 3)? Thoughts on this are welcome.