Monday, July 11, 2005

Day 1

Well, we're here at Intex in Osaka Japan, and we're rapping up day one.

We had some adventures getting here, especially moving all our luggage, 8 moving boxes, and another 6 cases full of robots and computers on the train. We tested Mike's reflexes when a door opened on the other side of the train unexpectedly... and things started falling out. But, after a bit of work, we got to our hotel without any major incident. We then discovered just how much a Japanese hotel room has in common with a shoebox.

Today is the first of two setup days, and things are going pretty well. Our pit area is rather small, but we've fixed that by comandeering isle space next to our table. We lost a computer to the trip, but otherwise our gear came through ok, and the backup computer is working fine. We've seen the first few scrimage games today, which were interesting, but unconclusive with so much time before the games actually count. We played a game against ourselves, which was ok, but not great. Some new bugs turned up, which rather ruined the game, but which won't actually be a problem.

Things are starting to shape up, but there's a long time to go, so we'll see how it shapes up.


At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Len Evansic said...

Planes, trains, and automobiles...

When you say "lost a computer," does that mean lost, or damaged? Are all of the other competitors there yet? Who looks like the biggest (unforeseen) threat so far? Inquiring minds want to know.

Good luck guys!

-- Len

At 4:58 AM, Blogger Patrick Conrad said...

Well, either the motherboard fried or the power supply did. Oh, and it was the AI computer. However, Vixi is picking up the slack. More on the competition later.

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