This past week, I invented a new game at the office, and I also play it at home. Don't laugh when you read this, it's great for increasing your concentration and manual dexterity. It's called "How many cards can you toss into a basket."
I have many decks of cards kicking around. Between the office, home, my jacket and the car, I estimate I have around 50 decks. This past week, I took one of my empty garbage cans and put it about 5 feet away from me. I then took the deck and, one by one, tossed cards into the basket. I used to play this game many years ago, and I'd forgotten how much I liked it. Believe it or not, it's fun. The benefits include:
But, no cheating is allowed. Don't put the basket up against the wall because that makes it too easy. You could just bounce it off the wall and into the basket. Ideally, you need to move it several inches away from the wall at a minimum so your deposits into the basket are actually impressive. Don't lean forward half way there unless that's your technique. But if it is, move the basket further away.
My record seems to be 19, or a little over 1/3 of the deck. I can't remember what my previous records are, but hopefully I can get 100% compliance one day.
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We play a similar game with our old MSDN CD/DVDs. A small (empty) trash can about 15 feet away is a surprisingly difficult target!
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You should take up playing darts. Needs a little more hardware but is more flexible and challenging, and can win you a beer or two if you play in a pub. I started doing that while studying for exams.
You invented that game, did you?
I guess as a straight MS engineer you patented the idea and process right away.
Certainly as interesting as your 88.blacklist.zap:
thanks to that great idea, so many people get their mail blacklisted without a single notice.
Never cared to address the flaws, have you ?