Because GLaDoS Won’t Disassemble Herself
Posted on February 16, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
Athena, putting herself into infinite regressing freefall while she takes a small break from battling an insane computer. Note she’s so hardcore she plays Portal on portrait mode. Because landscape is for babies.
Also, clearly, the desktop computer is fixed.
LoL Athena, you have great taste in games. :)
I never played the game but love the Coulthard tune.
On the off chance that xkcd isn’t already in everyone in your audience’s thrice-weekly must-read list: http://www.xkcd.com/375/
I really need a new PC. Mine won’t play any of the newer games. P4@1.8 Spore might just be the game to push me over the edge. They have actually announced a release date. 9/08 Wonder if they will hit it.
I guess the at sign proves it’s an email address. It isn’t.
@Scalzi: Also, clearly, the desktop computer is fixed.
Too easy, your geek audience demands a full description of the problem and a detailed account of the repair procedure.
Just put a space in when you use an ” @ ” sign for something other than e-mail addresses.
Which reminds me of one of my New Year’s Resolutions; get an external hard drive.
I’m betting on either an MBR fix or “percussive maintenance.”
Space, ok I can do that. I prolly would of figured that out if I would just use the preview. I also want to second Gianluca’s comment @ 6.
Where’s the cake?
Misty, the cake is a lie.
No! It is delicious and moist!
You’ve grown, that shirt you’ve got on is only 5 sizes too big. :) (It’s also suspiciously clean. Is it too cold to go outside, or are the parent critters saving it for special occasions?)
The world breathes again! It is in good hands at last.
PS, Athena, wanna be president a few years early? Hmmm?
I, too, am curious about the nature of the problem and the solution. Please do tell!
Phil 12, sentence 1:
Misty, the cake is a lie.
Someone left the cake out in the rain.
I third the motion for details about your computer fixin’s. I love a story with a happy ending.
He can’t tell us because he doesn’t know. Athena fixed it. That’s why she gets to play Portal, whilst Scalzi can only play with the broken Hungry Hungry Hippos in the cellar.
I have to say, John, this is one of your most incomprehensible posts I’ve read. I haven’t the slightest idea what it is Athena has paused from doing, nor what I’m supposed to be seeing on that vertical screen.
Does this mean I’m old? [whimper]
Ian, this might help.
All I can say is — cool monitor. But what’s the deal with the rat’s nest of wires protruding from that computer? That thing’s got cables coming off in every direction!
Jesus…she’s getting old… which means WE gettin’ old.