"These days from all around me, I hear of 'windows' and a 'mouse', of brand names, some are 'Apple', wish I knew what it's about. I hear they've some connection, with strange things they call computers, which will give you all the answers, but to me they're just confusers. I've seen folk press some buttons, words appear and sometimes numbers, they seem to spring from nowhere — it surely makes me wonder. Sometimes I've asked a question, they just turn to this machine, press a button here, a button there, they find the answer there, it seems. It's really quite amazing, they don't even have to think, they tell me what I want to know, I don't have time to even blink. One day I'll look right through the window, perhaps I'll see before my eyes, this mouse they always talk about, for he must be very wise." —Hilda B. York, of Millers Point, fascinated by what she reads in Icon, was moved to write this poem, 1998
Tag: australian servers
Australian Quake Clan: Bananas in Pyjamas
"A3 - Armegeddon 3 - Brissi Convention Center. Here are some photo's so you can put some faces to the people who have been slaughtering you over the past year. My GF's camera was FUBARED, and my photo's of [HF] & [BW] stuffed up :( A 36 roll and I end up half a dozen photos.... Heres what we salvaged..... Bro, came 1st and Trog 2nd. Seven and blade missed they're finals hopes by a single frag... doh! Zhakrin[B2] (yes I can spell it) came in the Top 16. And I, well...... took alot of photos :). Why hold it at such an expensive location and make us poor quakers shell out for it, instead of a couple big sponsors (or cheaper location) is beyond me. First prize was 3dfx Monster Card, and Sidewinder joystick but we're in it for the fun and the glory not for the prize-money...."
Quake 2 Australia: How Delightful – q2 custom maps and TDM tournament
How delightful - more than 61 q2 custom maps suitable for osp tourney q2 servers. Contains all 1v1, ffa and tdm maps, with untested player load limits... but only a few Australian servers are running custom maps: m0nsty's OSP TDM, -+[D]-Compose+- -+DeaTH MaTcH+-, chops packs your arse like a suitcase, Oceanic Gamings' DeathMatch], TDM @ThePlanet.net.au, GameArena Q2 #4: Vanilla Team DM.
Stuffys Quake Stuff — Maps for Quake 1, Quake 2, and Quake 3, by Ryan Dobson
"Widowmaker for Quake 3 id the FIFTH iteration of this map layout. The original map was made for our clan for Quake waaay back in 1997. It was a pretty spartan affair, but did have a cool aztec texture scheme, something of a novelty for Quake 1. The second copy was a straight conversion and weapon swap for Quake 2, and the third was for Half Life. The fourth was also for Quake 2, but this time for a mod called Steampunk. Some sections were chopped out, some better access added here and there... And so we get to the fifth version, this time for Quake 3. Both TA and vanilla Q3 entities are included. Its' a pretty cool map - it would not have made five revisions without having something going for it."
The Dalek, by Ryan Dobson — Custom Quake 2 Player Model, Skins and Dalek-y Sounds
"The Dalek — A plug-in player model based on the BBC series 'Doctor Who' which aired from 1963 to the late 80's. This version of the dalek PPM has repaired the mashed up animations for the crouch and pain frames. I'm buggered if I know how they got there in the first place…?? This version also includes 7 skins: Regular silver, Red, Blue, Gold, Green, CTF red and CTF blue."