Archive for December 7th, 1999

Yo-yo on my Computer

I was an avid yoyoer for many months back at the beginning of the year. I’ve recently broken my old Bumble Bee back out for a few spins. The skills have gotten a bit rusty, but they’re still there. Kinda like riding a bike. Anyway, there’s a some new yoyo software coming soon that sounds kind of interesting. Here’s the scoop:

Simon & Schuster Interactive has forged a deal with Yomega Corporation, a leading manufacturer of yo-yo’s, to produce software based on the evergreen toy. The first CD-ROM to ship under the deal, Ready, Set Yo! for PC and MAC, focuses on technique and will come bundled with a Yomega Fireball yo-yo. It will ship in just a week’s time for about $19.95.

I’m gonna have to look into that when it comes around.

Arcade Crap

Wow.. my showing at the arcade was embarrassing today. I started out alright, trading matches one for one, but then I lost about 7 in a row. Horrible. I haven’t played in about 5 days, so at least I have a little excuse. There’s a tournament on Friday (finally). I’m gonna have to improve the skills by then.


I borrowed a dvd today to watch in the dvd player of my notebook. It’s rather impressive. Good smooth picture, nice sound as long as it’s not coming out of the notebook’s speakers. I watched Army of Darkness. It’s not a bad movie. There aren’t many extra things on the disc though. That was kind of disappointing. I wish there were more keyboard shortcuts in the player though. I was just using the default one. Are there other players available? I haven’t looked yet. Now I need some s-video cables to get it to the tv. That’ll tide me over until I can get hooked up with a playstation2. Wahoo.