An On-Line Journal
by Paul Buceta

2005 09 03 - 'WHACKY' Weekend

My friend Niels had made this game for me about 5 years ago. At the time I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen.
Somehow over time, I had lost where I had saved the game and was certain it was never to be seen again.

This weekend I came up to the cottage for a little R&R and invited my friend Niels along. The two of us being gadget gurus, we both brought our laptops with books of CDs covering just about every program you can imagine.

a pretty good likeness of him

My friend Niels collects software CDs... rather, he can't bring himself to throw any out.
For example, while going through his CD collection I came across one for Internet Explorer 5.0.
This version is about 5 years old. What's more, right next to it was the latest version.

So, it was as a challenge I told him we should get a garbage bag and throw out all his old (and useless) CD's.
The first CD I grabbed was marked - 'Internet Explorer 5.0 and misc stuff'

Niels told me he would put all kinds of stuff on his CD's as back then memory was expensive as were CD's.
I actually told him since he had not looked at the CD in 5 years there would be nothing on there he would miss. So I promptly put the CD in my computer and opened a random file....

Wouldn't you know it, the file was my long lost game!

I was thrilled to tears.

Needless to say, we did not throw away a single CD.

Here's a copy of the game. You'll have to download it to play it.
It's soooo worth it!