Texas Holdem is probably the most braindamaged version of poker I came across, I totally fail to understand its popularity. I'd rather play Koi-Koi.
been made from his dream.
Speaking of Koi-Koi I saw a travel show with an interesting game although I don't remember the name of the game
but I am almost sure it was Japanese. It is like blackjack except the value of the cards do not go over nine,
only the ones digit of the value counts. If you have and eight and a four the value of your hand is two. You
could hit or stay but I am not sure of the limits. I don't remember if you played against other players or just
the dealer but the highest value, the one closest to nine wins the hand. I think you bet on your initial two
My niece lived in Japan so I should ask her. The fact I didn't ask her now makes me think it isn't Japanese.
Interesting, I think had that on one of those asian multi-game cartridges for the original Gameboy. The whole thing was full of stuff I didn't understand, including this card game I could not make sense of. Also it drained the batteries in about 5 minutes. Thanks for filling this gap in my education!
I can't quite remember where this was posted (which itself is sorta sad), but it belongs here anyway, I suppose.
http;//vim-adventures.com looks like it might be a pretty decent game, but they only let you get through Level 3 approaching level 4 before they want you to spend $25 to continue playing.
It's a nifty game, but I've seen other games that charge far less for a similar amount of fun and learning.
A very nice learn Vim if you already know vim idea, if you want somebody to use something don't make them pay to
learn how to use it.
condescending geek speak trying to tell you what you think is easier is wrong.
Heh, yeah... made all the more stupid by the fact that vim does let you use the arrow keys.
"ok, STFU Sheldon"
It didn't help that there were a lot of broken termcaps out there at the time, and if you were unfortunate enough to be using one of them, the arrow keys probably didn't work anyway.
I learned vi (real Bill Joy vi, not vim) in the early 1980's on a good working terminal, so I never got into the habit of avoiding the arrow keys. I use the arrow keys. But, I use Ctrl-B and Ctrl-F to move backwards and forwards through screenfuls of text, because the terminal on which I learned vi didn't *have* Page-Up and Page-Down keys.
I used to use emacs all the time. Loved it. And I had a rough time working with vi. But I got tired of holding down the ctrl key for all the comma nds, so when I adjusted to vi, I rather liked it.
remained with emacs. like the gdb integration.
I like VI, but then again, I am warped by purchasing a Word Perfect knock off back in the 80's. WP was strange enough (but you could be proficient in just a few keystrokes that it made you seem to type like a stenographer).
Heh, well, go back far enough, and you have Word Star. That wasn't a terrible word processing program, but it required a certain imagination, since it wasn't WYSIWYG.
The knock off word processor I used was not my first one. The first one did not have lower case. That was fancy back then :-)
Back to un-video games. Who still plays D&D here, and if you do, is it still fun with the over 40 crowd?
I tried to play D&D with my sister (remotely), but I guess it didn't work out for some reason.
It was still fun. I'd love to do some more... great to use your imagination sometimes, instead of relying upon computer graphics.