Wow, we played FreeCiv tonight. Five clients and the server running off my computer stressed it to about .22 - not big deal at all. Although I tried to speed things up a bit through configuration, we eventually did get bored and decided to call a draw. I'm sure we'll be playing again, as it was most enjoyable.
Of course, all day was networking in hell.
Long story short, it turns out that the line card our section of the hall was on was bad, and after somebody came out from CCSO to address it, things were much happier.
Meal service is running now. I ate lunch with folks I know, tomorrow I intend to eat more with freshmen. I'm a little upset as it seems the InterVarsty and other organised Christians seem already to be finding their clique ... and not so interested in meeting other people. People are free to choose their friends certainly, but it seems awfully soon for cliquism to be starting.
All in all though, I think we have a good crop of freshman. I like our next door neighbor, Tsoni, who seems rather polite. There's a Libertarian named Joe in Nuclear Engineering who seems especially intelligent ... reminds me of Ted. There are other folks too who aren't breaking the surface of my mind as it's kinda grogged and filmy right now. There was a polite African guy whom I was talking to while playing CivNet, but I wasn't the best conversationalist for him as I had to keep up with the other players. He understood. I look forward to speaking with him more.
The showers have been replaced. They're quite a change. No stainless steel all over anymore, now it's other materials I don't know the names for ... plastics, and plastic curtains.
At first they didn't have the inner curtains, and it wasn't unusual for us I-Guides to walk in on each other, but they got installed pretty quick. Then there's the fact that the dividers between the showers don't go to the ceiling, and I can tell who is and is not shampooing, and who else is tall enough to tell. If I were to step forward a foot and a half I could see far more male flesh than I expect I'd ever want to.
The first morning, me and the roommates all got up at the same time, and showered. The newer open-air sort of atmosphere was kinda like a communal shower, everyone talking shit with each other, but without towel snapping or folks averting their eyes at unusually-sized genitalia. We've got sufficient privacy, but it's less than we're used to.
What is most disliked though are the heads. They don't twist into different angles like they did last year, and the angle they're mounted at is not one I like .... what can ya do? I have to keep my back next to the soaprack, which I don't like. All in all though they're not so bad.
Cafeteria food? Same old crap. Not tasty at all. I made myself a sandwich on wheat toast for lunch.
H O M E