Message from 2022
This post is pretty old! Opinions and technical information in it are almost certainly oudated. Commands and configurations will probably not work. Consider the age of the content before putting any of it into practice.
Zap was over at the apartment today, and while the original plan was to take a big-screen TV off the hands of a friend, none of us had a large enough car (8" too skinny!). After lunch with Zap and RC, we went to Wal-Mart, and we each picked up the fantastic $8 Nerf Maverick (see this penny-arcade comic for hot pics).
If you haven’t played with any Nerf guns for a few years (decade in my case), play with this one for a while, maybe with friends or something. The three of us had a pretty good 10-minute skirmish for control of the long hallway in our apartment featuring lots of ducking behind cover, scrambling for darts, a couple instances of friendly fire (the back of Zap’s head looked so inviting!), and a confused look from the third roommate immediately before ducking back in his room to avoid the barrage of darts.
After some MGS3, fajitas, and Airplane!, I drew a target on the whiteboard to get some target practice from my desk (about 20 feet away), with some numbers I made up on it:
(The scores, from the top down, are 49, 61, 23, sqrt(120), and e)
I’m not too bad for somebody who’s a fair bit rusty: