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06/12/2004: I love it when a plan comes together

apcupsd is up, running and working just fine. Compiling the package from scratch seemed to solve the problem just fine, and we did a complete power out test just to be certain. Yanked the plug out of the wall, and the UPS triggered a graceful shutdown, then powered itself off after several minutes. Not bad at all.

Even managed to find the CD for Railroad Tycoon II Gold Edition for Linux, and installed that too. Sort of an extra bonus.

Life is good. For now.

Len on 06.12.04 @ 10:59 PM CST


Replies: 2 comments

on Sunday, June 13th, 2004 at 3:38 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Is RTII a fun game? I like these kind of simulation games much more than standard "video" game first-person shooter, etc. CivII is my all-time fave.

on Monday, June 14th, 2004 at 7:15 AM CST, Len Cleavelin said

I never got around to the Civ series (meant to, but other things intervened). I tend towards wargames myself; RTII was sort of a deviation. On the other hand, Amazon was selling the Linux version for about $1.50 one week (I am *not* making that up) so it was too good to resist.

The fun in RTII for me so far has been slowly building a transcontinental railroad line, watching things grow, and figuring out how to where to expand it next. Once a spate of tracklayings's done, and I've bought rolling stock and set up some runs on the new section of track, it's fun to sit back (maybe with a cold drink in hand) and just watch it crank away for a few minutes. So right now, it's sort of a mental stress reliever and sort of a computerized ultimate model train system. I probably should get around to actually playing with the business simulation side of it soon.

But to answer your question directly :-) I get a kick out of it. If you can pick it up in a bargain bin and it'll run on your system (which I think it will) give it a try.

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