Sunday, September 30, 2007

State Of My Heart After Watching "The Pursuit of Happyness"

Its been under 5 minutes since I finished watching The Pursuit of Happyness. My eyes were moist at a couple of moments (the ones I identified myself with - and more), and as the movie concluded. It is difficult to say any more thing now. My throat is heavy with an overwhelming feeling. Its been quite a long time since I last got to enjoy a motion picture of this high grade. That's all I can say to summarize my feelings.

P.S. The small part of my life, as the movie just concluded, can be called "happyness" :)

(you need to have watched the movie to be able to appreciate this last line...)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Phew! Finally survived for 'over' 18 seconds in the game 'Escapa!'

I got a link in a forwarded email, that pointed to a simple-looking game. Here is the link

As I started to play, however, I soon realised that the game was anything but simple. The game, in some sense, tests one's dexterity. More precisely it is a test of one's ability to maneuver the computer mouse both at high speed and with precision! It is not difficult to get really annoyed repeatedly playing this game trying to get to that oh-so-near-yet-so-far goal (basically one has to survive for at least 18 seconds- as the webpage says- to be considered having done brilliantly).

2 time points, at which I got killed most number of times were in the proximity of 12 seconds and 16 seconds. I dont know how many times I played this game till I finally managed to clock over 18 seconds, although I believe it was about 20. And I am glad that I could make it (I know well that I would not have slept until I managed to clear it...).

Here are the screenshots of initial failures and final success (yay!)

And here's the winning game


I saved the webpage as an mhtml archive in the Opera browser, and played it while offline. In the first go itself I could clock over 18 seconds... Here's the screenshot

Update 2:

My second try in Opera browser (while playing from the saved webpage) too resulted in clock time of over 18 seconds (yawn...the game is looking boring now...I'll try to clock over 25 seconds sometime in future!)