Progamer to Programmer

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A lot of backblog

I've recently noticed that my moods are related to my eating and sleeping habits. I am most cheerful and "up" when newly awakened and after my first meal. I previously placed a lot of emphasis on having the correct philosophy and outlook on life. My focus was on being aware that you are capable of selecting how you react to a specific situation, and therefore controlling how happy you can be with your current situation. While this is effective, it still leads to occasional bouts of depression. Eating and sleeping well reduces the frequency of those bouts. I now want to see whether proper exercise will help even more. Heh, common sense makes a lot of sense. -_-

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We recently played a game against Team Martians. They are supposed to be one of the top teams from Metro Manila, having placed Top 3 in some major MM events. It seems news of their defeat spread, since a team from Parañaque actually drove to Los Baños to play us. Wow.

The games were close, and we could have won. I think that we managed to identify the key reasons why we lost. The Parañaque team played better in the lanes than the Martians, demonstrating some concepts which me and Mark have been theorycrafting for quite a while. I hope that our team manages to incorporate those into our game, and practice enough to execute it well. Learning is a good experience.

Keith, our newest member and former Starcraft Progamer (hailing from Korea and having played Boxer during his career), took the loss very seriously and left with tears in his eyes. I guess the biggest barrier is the fact that his English is limited, so conveying the plan to him can become difficult. I hope he does not go too hard on himself.

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Sometimes I wonder whether I'm spreading myself too thinly. I want to become better at DoTA, programming, normal Warcraft, playing the drums, the piano, as well as mastering whatever happens to be the "game of the month" (currently Imperialism, which I can now finish at Hard mode without any "save/load" cheats).

I'd probably laugh at any build order or strategy that involves getting everything that can be got. The same should probably apply in Real Life(TM) as well. I should make choices as to what to pursue. Or maybe be more patient and not expect to become top-of-the-line at everything at once. Either path, the journey is bound to be an exciting one.

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My Johari and Nohari windows. Fill it up if you like. =)

12 Comments:

  • Yea. Lots to backblog.

    Anyway, I agree with the eating and sleeping theory. I *am* a lot happier now. =D

    I miss gaming. But I would freely give it up, at the moment.

    And I laugh at your Real Life(TM) build.

    Wahehehe..

    By Blogger Nikki, at 9:00 PM  

  • is that my old copy of imperialism? hehehe...

    ang daming influence ng game na yan sa mga bagong civ

    By Blogger jaemark, at 10:41 PM  

  • I doubt the copy I'm using is yours. The strategic resource thing in Civ III does seem like it comes from Imperialism.

    Sadly, I haven't touched Civ IV yet.

    By Blogger Celedor, at 7:34 AM  

  • hmm i do remember bringing my copy to LB to let you play it. but then that was a looong time ago.

    sa civ 4 meron na ring cottages that turn into hamlets that turn into towns.

    By Blogger jaemark, at 1:27 AM  

  • could you send us replays of your matches?

    By Blogger jem, at 10:50 PM  

  • I'll link to the Glorietta tournament instead (we reached the quarterfinals, but were elimated by the same Parañaque team - who went on to become the tourney champions). It's what happens when you walk in without having practiced with your (newfound) teammates. Although we'll probably grow more.

    http://www.dotasg.com/for
    ums/showthread.php?t=343

    (We are Team Gebranka)

    By Blogger Celedor, at 10:54 PM  

  • Ano nga pala ung bnet ID mo? Add kita sa f list ko.

    By Blogger Celedor, at 11:03 PM  

  • bnet id: loser4lyf (on all servers except europe). what's yours?

    what the hell? some of the 3rd rd matches are definitely up our alley! sayang, i wasn't aware of the tourney; i think we could have joined in and get at least into the quarters.

    By Blogger jem, at 8:51 AM  

  • If you're interested in more tourneys, the bigger ones get posted at http://clanwars.ph

    If you like, we can schedule a game over battle.net or hamachi. We certainly need the practice/xp.

    By Blogger Celedor, at 2:26 PM  

  • yay! an update. :)

    when was the tourney? could've watched it if i only knew...

    too bad i can't watch the replays (here in the office).>_<

    By Blogger JAm, at 9:24 PM  

  • cel san na yung johari window mo? gusto kong sagutan... =)

    By Blogger jas, at 3:38 AM  

  • Jam, nagdodota ka na rin pala? ay lols!

    Fixed the link jas. -_-

    By Blogger Celedor, at 1:17 AM  

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