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Postby sky » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:40 pm

What's more mid-century modern than a night out bowling and beering with your best buds?

Alright - that was rhetorical, alliterative yes, but still rhetorical. The point is that bowling is very MCM and a lot of fun. And now because of software updates to the php￾ backbone that runs this message board, we are now able to play full action games right here on Lotta Living. That's right; we can now play games without answering something, for no apparent reason, in the form of a question.

The first such action game is MCM bowling!

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Postby sky » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:40 pm

But before we can begin, we must calibrate your mouse movement. This is a very simple task which will now be demonstrated by JulieB.

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Postby JulieB » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:42 pm

Hello everyone.

Let's go bowling!

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Postby sky » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:43 pm

The key to proper calibration is moving the mouse while clicking the "Reply"￾ button.

JulieB, please move your mouse over the "post a reply"￾ button, from top to bottom while clicking the left button.

The familiar message box will open, and all you need to enter there is the word "calibrate"￾ without the quotes. Go ahead and finish the post. If you did it correctly, then your finished post will be a graphic indicating that you calibrated successfully.

Go ahead and try it, JulieB.

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Postby JulieB » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:45 pm

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Postby sky » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:46 pm

Excellent!

But there's one more step. In order to simulate different bowling strokes the games allows curvature in the motion of the ball. So we're going to do one more calibration.

You're right-handed, JulieB, so I want you do the same as above, but instead of moving top to bottom, I want you to move left to right. Then type in the word "œcalibrate" again and post the message. (For any left-handers who want to participate in bowling, you will do the same thing but from right to left.)

Go ahead and try that please, JulieB.

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Postby JulieB » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:47 pm

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Postby sky » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:48 pm

Fabulous!

JulieB, you are ready to bowl.

Let's try a practice frame. Go ahead and stroke through the reply button. This time, though, the software knows that you are fully calibrated and will come back with your graphic showing the result of your roll.

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Postby JulieB » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:49 pm

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Postby sky » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:50 pm

Nice! Now lets see if you can pick up that spare. Try holding down the click a little longer.

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Postby sky » Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:53 pm

And that is how the game is played. Thank you, JulieB.

I'll stop here for a bit to allow some other bowlers to calibrate and maybe try a practice frame or two.

Note that this bowling thread will be available just about 24/7 - the only exception is that we will not roll between Friday at sundown and sundown on Saturday. (You should be listening to the Java's Bachelor Pad anyway.)

Let's try a full game tomorrow. I'll even buy the beer!

If there are enough of us, then we can look at forming leagues and teams, coordinating bowling shirts, and so on.

Happy bowling, Lotta Living!


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