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I Should Have Played More Computer Games . .

After I spent the morning working on the website, Jan and I headed up to Webster about 1pm for lunch at our favorite East Star Chinese Buffet. Great as always.

Then I made a stop by my client’s to get a file off the old website server that I can’t access remotely, and also pick up an Amazon order that came in this morning.

Then it was on over to my long-time barber’s to get my hair cut. It’s been about six weeks, before we left on our trip, so I was getting a little bushy.

We had heard on the radio that we have a lot of rain coming in tomorrow, but when we came out of our next stop, Kroger’s, it was already starting to sprinkle. And by the time we got over to Kemah, so Jan could pick up some of her favorite essential oils at Bodhi’s, it was coming down hard.

With the rain coming in, 4-6”, we may put off our scheduled trip up to Conroe to get together with our friend’s Chris and Charles Yust for dinner. So we’ll have to see what the weather does.

Although I been working with computers pretty much since the home computer business took off, (actually before, since I started out programming  in Fortran II on an IBM 360) I’ve never been really into games. The only one I had much to do with was Doom, which came out in 1993, and was one of the first of the First Person Shooter games to also utilize 3D Graphics.

But maybe I should have stuck with it.

According to this Hollywood Reporter article, Top Gamers Can Make $15,000 An Hour. And over $10 million a year. They make this kind of money for the same reason that professional ballplayers make $10 of millions a year.

People pay to watch them play computer games streaming online, just like people pay to watch the NFL on TV. The players also get endorsements from the same companies that are attached to pro sports.

Video Gamers Money

And, by 2022, the computer gaming industry is expected to surpass the audience of Major League Baseball.

Now that’s big.


Thought for the Day: 

“Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.”—Unknown

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2 Responses to I Should Have Played More Computer Games . .

  1. Tom Cheshire says:

    Thanks for your trip updates. You brought back some memories of Nuremberg, Germany while stationed there with 15th MP Brigade. My question is related to what is necessary to prepare your Class A Coach for long term site living. Their are two different views on this. One from 5th wheel owners that say it’s much wiser to use a 5th wheel than a motorhome? I feel that either is acceptable with the right prep. 5th wheel might be a little bigger. Anyway, you know what it takes to live in a motorhome that’s parked in a site for long periods of time. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

    • gregwhite says:

      Thanks, Tom. Were they grumpy back then too.

      We have parked our Class A several times for as long as 5 months with no problems.

      I’ve talked to Cummins Techs several times at rallies, and was always told not ‘run’ a diesel engine once a month like some people say. Gas. maybe. Diesel, NO.

      They say that if you can’t run it at highway speeds and high temps, just let it alone.

      The only thing I really do is to fill up right before we park add a dose of Biocide and a bottle of DieselKleen to the tank. FWIW it’s always started right up afterwards.

      Hope this helps.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate the comment.

      Greg

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