Yesterday, I had a bit of free time on my hands, so I walked over to a driving range near my apartment and put in the first practice of the season. I tore up my hands and twisted up my back pretty badly, but the driving range itself is really cool.
You buy a card from a vending machine, and then put the card in the…I dunno what to call it…electronic ball fetcher, I guess? Anyway, you put the card in and the machine lets you know how many balls you are able to hit with the amount of money you have spent. A ball is placed on the tee via an underground mechanism. You hit the ball, and another one is placed for you. And so on. It's cool.
Anyway, like I said, I tweaked my back pretty badly. Nothing serious, it just hurts to stretch it out by, say, raising my arm above my head. So I took this evening, after M went to bed, to try out Second Life.
I only played for about an hour but I can see the appeal. Second Life is a virtual world where you can change your appearance, own land, set up a shop, talk to people, etc. etc. There are lots of things to do in the environment – events to attend, games to play, people to talk to, and it takes a minimum of learning to do these things.
However, running the client damn near crashed my little iBook. Which is probably a good thing as I could see spending far too much time there.
Maybe when I get a desktop…