I know you’re all shocked to see a post from me in the Techie category. Frankly I’m surprised as well. Here’s a little story for you.
A couple of Friday’s ago I was sitting on the couch with my Peter and I expressed my burning desire to play old school Nintendo games. Figuring that I would just have to suppress that desire I went back to watching the Friday night drivel on TV.
A short time later I heard the familiar Do-do-do, do-doot-do-do, etc. coming from the den. Peter had made it so that I could play these games on the computer. Woohoo!
I enjoyed playing Super Mario Brothers 1, 2, and 3, but couldn’t get very far in the games. I finally pinpointed the problem. I am the poster-girl for what Peter calls “the movsies”. In other words it is very hard for me to get Mario to jump without making the corresponding moves with my arms. ie. to jump right I would swing my arms to the right. While using the keypad it was impossible to make these movements.
Friday, Peter came home with a present for me. A game controller hand thingy… I can plug it into the computer and play to my heart’s delight.
I’m still not very good, though.