Early birthday

I got an early birthday present today. My birthday isn't until Monday, but my sister-in-law was over tonight, so she gave me my present.

Remember how I mentioned last week that I have a bit of a weakness for "vintage" games? Well, she got me a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick. You rock, Theresa!

And what did I want such a joystick for? You guessed it - to play Wing Commander! I absolutely love the Wing Commander series, and have since I was in high school. I think I owned most, if not all, of the games. In fact, I think I still have copies of all of them, though the ones that were on floppies have long since died (I still have the files on my hard drive, though). I enjoyed pretty much every game in the series, though the original and the Privateer spin-off were probably my favorites.

So here I am, with a brand-new 12-button joystick, playing a 20-year-old video game in a little emulated DOS window. It's amazing the entertainment/time-wasting possibilities technology opens to us!

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