Weblog of Nazly Ahmed
Here is the deal. We all have heard about Google Search, News, Maps, Video etc. But have you ever heard about Google Games. Well its the first time I came across it. Philipp Lenssen has written a book on 55 Ways to Have Fun With Google. Well there is a PDF version which can be downloaded and free to share as well.
You probably use Google everyday, but do you know… the Google Snake Game? Googledromes? Memecodes? Googlesport? The Google Calculator? Googlepark and Google Weddings? Google hacking, fighting and rhyming? In this book, you'll find Google-related games, cartoons, oddities, tips, stories and everything else that's fun. Reading it, you won't be the same searcher as before!
-From the author of Google Blogoscoped
I downloaded the PDF version and went through most of it and I found it really really interesting. One thing to note is that its not just fun but its very informative and there is a huge learning curve as well. Using Google services specially the Search experience won't be same after going through this book. It can be a great tool for teachers to teach their students how to Search, in a fun way.
My younger brother who is 15 just became the Most Wanted racer after he beat blacklist #1 in the most popular game NFS Most Wanted. I got my hands on wheels before he did but I hardly got a chance to play the game on a daily basis. Though he has to sit for his Ordinary Level examination end of this year, he took control during the one week school holiday coz of the local elections. I'm curretly competing with blacklist #9 and time will be a deciding factor. I'll be there soon bro
After completing NFS Underground I was away from all the gaming though NFS Most Wanted was released and I couldn't get my hands on wheels coz of my old machine. I even found playing Underground 2 quite difficult as it ran really slow.
Atlast I got my hands on wheels after upgrading the Processor and the Memory. The graphics are really awesome and had a quick race to get the feel of it on a Mustang. Just started a new career. Hitting the tracks again.. Lets see how fast I can get up there..
It has been more than three months since I completed NFS Underground. Since then I had a time off from gaming due to my tight working schedule. I really wanted to get my hands on the wheel when NFS Underground 2 was released. Atlast now I got the chance to GO UNDERGROUND this weekend. Just starting off my career with a Honda Civic in my car lot. Its not easy as NFS Underground is concerned. Have to work hard to make bukcs to tune my car. It really interesting as its not just racing, its all about building a racing career. If u still haven't got your hands on the wheel its the time to do so.
The Virtual Cricket Tournament which was scheduled to be played on 25th March 2004 was posponed due to a bug I had in the code that plays the entire tournament.
The code that plays the match was working fine which is popular as 'AutoCricket' has aged a bit as it lacks some features of a traditional cricket match. Most of the users were asking me about when will I start the tournament. Than the work load I was lazy to look into that code. But now I have started re-writing 'AutoCricket' so it won't be with the same name might be a another name which I haven't decided yet. I have planned to make the code more intelligent than the previous one to maintain the quality of the real cricket match. I will let you guys know once its ready.
Since ICC Champions Trophy is on the run at the moment I might not be hurrying with writing the code as I will be glued infront of the TV