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Finally finished the second unit in ACC212; going to try and get the third unit done later this week and (if at all possible) the last unit before classes start next week. I wanted to kick myself after finishing the unit; it's mostly about financial reports and various ratios used to estimate the health of a company, none of which are unfamiliar to me, and I really shouldn't have put it off so long.

Blood sugar and weight seem to be dropping off again, most likely because for the last few days I've been keeping the calories under 3000 and the (net) carbs under 50. I'm also trying the Greek yogurt again, this time not from Yoplait but from FAGE and Chobani. FAGE has a 2% lowfat yogurt with a lot more protein and way fewer carbs than the Yoplait version (WTF is the high fructose corn syrup in there for?) while the Chobani is nonfat but also has the higher protein. Looking forward to ordering some liquid sucralose (Splenda) so I can do some interesting high-fat/low-carb things with cream cheese, heavy cream, and maybe peanut butter, if I can find any peanut butter around here that isn't loaded with sugar and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

I rewarded myself for finishing the second accounting unit by installing and playing some Bioshock. Couldn't play much of it; I don't do well with first-person shooters on the PC, and this game is no exception. The motion sickness gets aggravated by the fantastic art; the map is so detailed, it makes me wish there was a mode where you could just walk around Rapture as a tourist.

Last and almost certainly least, I've risen (if that's the word) to head of the nascent EW special interest group in Goonfleet. We haven't really had the opportunity to do much besides tag along on strategic ops, practice doing separate warpins, and make nuisances of ourselves by jamming friendlies, but it's good training. Something interesting may yet come of this.

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jamestrainor
Aug. 19th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
The motion sickness thing is, I think, something that goes away with experience. I had minor problems with it when I first started playing FPSes when I was younger.

It also, however, could be a sign that you need new glasses. YMMV. vOv
jamestrainor
Aug. 19th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Also, try ginger pills, or a larger monitor.
wombat_socho
Aug. 19th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
Ginger pills?
wombat_socho
Aug. 19th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
These are fairly new glasses, so idk...I remember having these problems when I tried Doom some years back, and notice that I don't have them when I play Halo on the XBox. We'll see what happens.
jamestrainor
Aug. 19th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
I know, the ginger pills thing sounds dumb, but Mythbusters tested it for seasickness simulators and it really does work.
wombat_socho
Aug. 19th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Guess I'll have to check it out.
jamestrainor
Aug. 20th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
You may also want to turn off motion blur, if you can. I turn it off just because I find it annoying but it can contribute to some people getting motion sickness.
wombat_socho
Aug. 20th, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
I didn't even think of that. I'll try that as well.
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