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The future of gaming looks polished.

Today I applied for two new jobs, one as a coder and one as senior web designer. The web designer job is right up my street, and to get that job plus a nice salary would’ve been an absolute blast. I also asked for more information about an open IT staff member job at the University of Tromsø and printed a fourth job application for an open position as an application developer, which I’ll snail mail tomorrow. I’m lucky if I get a confirmation letter back from one of the places. With the current situation in the IT industry it’s not uncommon to have hundreds of applicants for a single job opening. A friend of mind applied for a summer job with Statoil. Unfortunately, 4000 – that’s four thousand – other people had decided to do the same. He didn’t get the job.

Hallvard bought himself a new CPU and a new ATI graphics card for his computer today. Grand Theft Auto Vice City was extremely smooth with the new card, and Enter the Matrix also looked pretty damned stunning. And while we are talking about stunning, Half-Life 2 also deserves some mentioning. I’ve seen a couple of videos from presentations held at this year’s E3 and all I can say is “I wan’t to play that game!” Check out a couple of good Half-Life 2 videos here (Norwegian site, but it’s rather self-explanatory) or surf along to the Half-Life 2 site over at Planet Half-Life.

I’m still very pleased with the new theme. I cleared up a couple of tiny errors today and now it looks even a little better, but I doubt that you’ll notice. If you don’t like the current layout, you should have a look at the themes and chose another one that suits you better.

That’s freedom of choice for you!

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