Hello all, and happy Independence DayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been the 4th here for most of the day now, for the rest of yaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll your day is just now starting probably. Fireworks, barbeque, day in the sunÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ heh. Well, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got all of that out here in Iraq, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just implemented a bit differently ;-P So America turns 228 today I think… yeah 228. Well happy bday America ;-)
So, whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new in my neck of the woods? Not a whole helluva lot. The Iraqi government took over a couple days earlier than expected, and things heated up around here a bit but not as badly as we had anticipated, which is a good thing. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been busy flying the UAV for our unit and have been trying to put that asset to as best use as possible. CanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go into details on all of that of course, but just know itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s making a difference out here and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad we have it at our disposal. No new pictures recentlyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ all of the pictures IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d really like to take right now thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s job related would be considered classified. So there ya go. Gonna work on getting some more and different pictures taken that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t fall under that category. EDIT Ã¢â‚¬â€œ mortars just had a lil July 4th BBQ outside the FDC hooch, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have some of the pics from it posted soon.
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen on the msgboard recently, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking to bring the Hardfought game server back up *once again* in time for HL2 and/or Doom 3. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be going through the same server host as before, that being The Planet/ServerMatrix. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m asking for some help from the hard-core regs this time, on a more in-depth level, such as actually helping admin on the back-end and helping cover some of the costs, as well as in-game administration. Prices have gone down and available has gone up, so now is a very good time to get in on it. So far IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve received one definite and a couple maybes, if everything pans out like I hope, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m kickinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ around the idea of hosting two boxes and running a number of different popular game titles, both FPS and RPG orientated. SoooÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ check out the msgboard topic about it, ya canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t miss it, and if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re one of the old-time HF regs (you know who you are) lemme know whatcha think. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m hoping to build this back up to where as many of the old-timers as possible come back. Will be interesting to see what happens.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all I have for today gang, gonna work my way back to that BBQ, shoot the shit, have another steak and relax for a change. Have a safe holidayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and until next timeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦