In the distant past (2001-2003?), we would host LAN parties at our work. We would mostly play a game called Counter-Strike. If that sounds familiar, watch this video for a stroll down memory lane.
It was always a lot of fun, and most people enjoyed it. At the time, we could get 20 people in a game at the same time. That was pretty crazy.
For me, the PC is a better way to play a game. I know I should get comfortable with a controller, but it just never seemed as easy as a keyboard mouse. (That probably depends on the game, and whatever you started out with).
Anyway, we have toyed with the idea of finding some old computers and having a LAN party. I have been watching MicroCenter for a “batch” of all the same computers that would be decent enough to run CS. This Christmas, I finally took the plunge and purchased 6 identical systems. We wanted all of them to be the same, so nobody had any unfair hardware advantages.
I have had things “queued up” that I wanted to post, but I kept neglecting to do it. Luke will be 9 in January! Some things just move so quickly. It is getting near that time of year where people make commitments about what they hope to do differently in the future. 🙂
Well, I hope to get a little better at picking up my task of documenting this journey we are on with the boys.
Sparklers can be so boring. We found some on a shelf from last July and figured it might be fun to light a few at once. Here are a couple videos of us trying a few things. The first day we found out that we actually have a smoke detector in the shop. It reminds of an earlier video where Luke is learning from his mom
Watch those fingers…
For our second day videos, I did remove the battery from the smoke detector while we were experimenting.
On this last one, he wanted to light it. Since we are using matches and it takes a moment to light these old sparklers, I put his match in a vise grip so he would have a “handle”.