Top 49 Things To Do Whilst Waiting for the Point Release Code
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#49 Thing To Do Whilst Waiting for the Point Release Code :
Develop software that runs every 5 minutes checking for new plan
updates by Cash or Carmack. Loud alarms sound if the words "source
code" are found.
Get married, have a few kids, grow old...
Worry - you may be looking at tons of coding hours to get your mod
Well, you can hack some duke3d con files! err... bad idea
Keep bitching and moaning until id releases the damn source!!!!!!!!!!!
Pinch yourself and hope 3.12 was just a nightmare and you never encountered
any errors at all...
Bitch and moan until id releases the source code!!!!!!
Give those Quake2 people a whole new meaning for finger. (and I don't mean
Start to bitch and moan.... did I already mention this one?
Search for llama pr0n on the internet.
Send 20 emails to the q2dll mailing list asking why your mail takes so long
to get back to you.
Write a program to reload every quake news page automatically every 30
seconds until the word "source" appears.
Patiently wait through the 180 meg download of the Unreal betatest.
Go to the video store, and rent every Steven Segal movie. Watch them nonstop
until, you fall into a deep coma, which you will hopefully wake up from right
as the source is released.
Start a website devoted to point release source code rumors.
Start a website that takes donations to the buy id some drinks on the coders fund.
Make so many extrapolations of what the heck the new 3.13 source may look like, that you decide to write your engine. =)
Pray that your source will be in some hope of being compatible with the 3.13 source.
Start a website that is a shrine to the id code gods, maybee if we pray at one site, they'll listen....
Watch South Park
Watch some more South Park
Go look at the South Park TC
Watch South Park
Work with the old 3.10 ( 3.05 ) source for the billionth time.
Whip out debug and hack the exe into loading 3.05 dlls =) God ( Carmack ) would be angry with anyone that did that.
Go Outside? Eeek eeek sunlight eeek
Did I mention watch some South Park
Buy some new music, suggestions new moby, more chemical brothers....
Aww shoot, just drive down to austin and camp on ids doorstep thell give you the source to make you go away =)
Figure out how to work the VCR
Take a shower (now that your not coding or playing)
Get some sleep
Figure out how many miliseconds it takes your computer to load
Cut your nails with your disk drive
Download your best friends hard drive...twice
Do a little dance, Make a little love
Plug that TV back in
Actually do your Real Life(TM) work.
figure out your age in seconds...by hand
Spend countless hours sitting in an empty IRC channel waiting for
anything and everything to happen
Sit and think of the top ten things to do while waiting for point
#5 Thing To Do Whilst Waiting for the Point Release Code :
Email id software 8 times an hour begging for them to release the code. If
this does not pay off after a few hours, get in your car and drive to their
offices. Once there, get down on bended knee and beg for code.
#4 Thing To Do Whilst Waiting for the Point Release Code :
Attempt to decompile the 3.12 gamex86.dll into the original source files,
then announce to the world that what id won't give them, you WILL!!
#3 Thing To Do Whilst Waiting for the Point Release Code :
Go through all your 3.10 code and start segregating your own code from
id's so you'll be able to throw it into the 3.12 source as soon as it's
#2 Thing To Do Whilst Waiting for the Point Release Code :
#1 Thing To Do Whilst Waiting for the Point Release Code :
Spoof John Carmack's ip address, then join IRC and go to all the quake
channels and announce you have released the source. Start to give a url
where it could be found, then disconnect mid sentence with /quit Connection
reset by peer