A useless achievement!

The first time I had a job where I could work at home, I had to uninstall all of Window 98's pre-installed games, because they really are tremendous time-wasters. Everytime I got bored trying to optimize a mediocre web page for Altavista, I'd end up playing Solitaire or Minesweeper. Those games were just bad for me.

I ended up reinstalling the games when I moved back to Michigan, mostly because I don't have a high-speed Internet connection. I've found that a quick game of beginner's Minesweeper takes just about as long at it takes an overloaded webpage to render at 56K. I've actually gotten pretty good at the game, to the point that I didn't think I could do any better, but I was just playing a few minutes ago, and beat my record without even really trying:

MS Windows Minesweeper board showing 10 mines cleared in 8 seconds.

Sadly, that's probably the biggest thing I've accomplished this week.

Posted at 11:44:52 PM EDT on 17 October 2004 from Trenton, MI