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2008-09-17 00:11:58
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Apologies for the page being a day late. It's my birthday tomorrow, and in accordance with ancient lore (and not-so-ancient tradition) I spent too much of the evening making cakes to take to work tomorrow.

Which isn't a great excuse, since I meant to have the page up yesterday, but it's all I have!

Anyway. A little while ago, Google - presumably suitably impressed by my occasional use of their Analytics service [1] - sent me a promotional code to get AdWords credit. I don't have anything to sell, and I don't run a business, but I'm kind of interested in how these things work, so I figured I'd try setting up the account and running a Precession ad.
I've been kind of opposed to the idea of paying for advertising a comic that I don't derive any direct financial profit from, to be honest; it seems like obvious vanity, trying to get more readers for no reason other than to feel better about myself. I mean, I already have enough readers to motivate me to draw the comic on a regular basis... but hey, Google are giving them away for free and I want to play with the application, so I'm going to decide for the moment it doesn't count. ;-)

Also, if you've not seen MS Paint Adventures before, you should totally give it a look. Especially if you ever enjoyed a point-and-click adventure game.

If you didn't ever enjoy a point-and-click adventure game, go right this minute and download ScummVM and Beneath A Steel Sky (scroll down to the 'Extras, game downloads' section) or go buy Sam and Max Hit the Road (which MSPA references a little) and enjoy a point-and-click adventure game. Seriously, right now. I don't care if you're at work or whatever.

 

[1] For example, did you know there were more Precession readers in Perth than in Brisbane? Interesting, eh?

 

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2008-09-19 20:54:11
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I've been meaning to play Beneath A Steel Sky, but I never got around to it. I think I might even have downloaded a version several years ago. Oh well. At least I played Monkey Island 1 & 2, and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Generally I prefer freedom over puzzles though, so I've never really been interested in adventure games.

Hope you had a pleasant birthday. :-)