It was my birthday this week so me and Jessica took the day off work to do something different. We visited the “Game On” exhibition at the science museum in London before going out for a Thai meal. The exhibition was good fun and me and Jessica competed on a wide range of games from the past few decades. I thought there would be a little more emphasis on game history or design but most of the space was taken up with arcade cabinets or home console systems. I enjoyed the retro games (in their arcade cabinets) with titles such as Donkey Kong and Asteroids featured.
For my birthday Jessica bought me a game called “Gitaroo Man” amongst other things. The aim is to defeat opponents using your Gitaroo which is a guitar type weapon that fires lightning. Currently I am stuck fighting “Mojo King Bee” but I will get him soon I know it! Thanks to everyone for the presents and cards.
The day after my birthday, I went home to see my sister graduate. Congratulations to her on getting her degree.
The annual Children in Need fireworks at work looked like they were going to be a wash-out but the rain let up at the last minute and we were able to enjoy them without getting rain in our eyes. The countdown to the start of the display was conducted by ex-big brother contestant Eugene Sully (a past employee from my work place). Later in the night I talked to him at some length about his extensive home networking plans. If you want to find out what Eugene is doing at the moment you can look here.
Finally, last night we went to see the new Bond film (thanks to Chris for organising). It is the first time I have been to the Leicester Square Odeon and the auditorium was huge. I enjoyed the film but agree that the pace was starting to lag from the middle onwards. The building site chase near the start is fantastic and it is nice to see that Bond is not indestructible. Hopefully everyone else will enjoy the film and they will start work on the next one soon.