Professor Michael Abbott of Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana has made a breakthrough in the classroom. He’s the first professor to get video games approved as viable material for classroom use (unless you’re majoring in video games, obviously).
His course is called “Enduring Questions”—
"This is a course about what it means to be human, focused on some of the enduring questions our existence inevitably raises for us. The goals of this course reﬂect this focus."
If I wasn’t already majoring in video games, man…would I be jealous! Professor Abbott picked one of my favorite video games of all time to use: Portal.
"I wanted to provoke the students with some ideas and I wanted it to be a very well-designed game."
To read more about Professor Abbott’s adventure in getting the game approved and introducing it to his students, go read the article over at GiantBomb.com
Ingredients: 10 oz. lemonade 2 oz. limoncello 1 splash Everclear (or other grain alcohol) 1 grain alcohol-soaked lemon wheel
Directions: Cut a lemon wheel and soak it in grain alcohol while you make the drink. Mix the lemonade and limoncello into a tall glass, then float a splash of grain alcohol on top of the drink. Place the lemon wheel on the rim of the glass and ignite the top. Admire your delicious weapon, then extinguish and drink.
“I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!” -Cave Johnson
GOD. Windows is such a whore. A needy, whiny, whore.
So there I was, minding my own business and Animal Crossing like a BAMF. I caught an Arapaima, made around 15,000 Bells to put towards my house, dug a few fossils…
And then it’s needy ass decided it would QUIT EVERYTHING I WAS DOING WITHOUT WARNING and restart itself so it could update its dumb, whiny self.
NOW RESETTI IS GOING TO RAPE ME.
Windows, I hate you. I want to punt you into the sun. I wish I could stab you in the eyeball, but you don’t have eyeballs. If you did I would stab them.
I am so freaking mad right now.
Luckily, when it restarted it took me back to my faithful, wonderful, beautiful, amazing, incredible, WELL-DESIGNED AND NOT STUPID OSX partition. That functions perfectly and doesn’t restart itself like a needy bitch when I’m in the middle of a game.
I hate windows. I hate it so much. So. Much. Rage. Seriously, like fuck you.
“Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.”—Rich Cook (via desktopideas)