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Mouse Slinging at L-K

Sep 03, 1999, 20:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rik Van Riel)


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Linux Today reader Rik van Riel writes:

[Suit Summary: Bring your old mice with you to Linux Kongress next week, we'll be having fun.]

Hi all,

It's a well-known fact that most geeks don't take part in the normal sports life some other hyper-active people indulge themselves in.

Instead, we have one-off sport-like jokes at various events, conventions and happenings. Common ones include the throwing of floppy disks, modems and other peripheral hardware.

<it's amazing mike>
But hey! Don't you get boring of the same kinds of geek sports events at every convention? Don't you think it's time for a new kind of extreme geek sport? </mike>

<fx: the crowd yells>

Well, here it is:

--- Mouse Slinging

The rules are simple. People bring their own (old and worn-out) mouse/mice, we all find a suitable place to hold the slinging competition and we see who can sling his/her mouse the farthest. Of course, we could also award prices for the mouse that splits open most beautifully, but that's something we have to try first :)

I am planning to hold such a competition at the Linux Kongress in Augsburg, Germany, next week. Be sure to bring your old mice and join the contest.

TODO: - beta-test the game (nah..) - test and set the rules of the game - write up a proper HOWTO, FAQ and/or RFC on the subject - think about some security^Wsafety measures

See you (and your mice) next week at Linux-Kongress!!


Rik -- The Internet is not a network of computers. It is a network of people. That is its real strength. -- work at: http://www.reseau.nl/ home at: http://www.nl.linux.org/~riel/