In other news, it had to happen. I've finally pissed off enough irrational folks in animal_rights that they've removed me from the friends list. This following an involved argument where it was claimed that primate research hasn't contributed to a better understanding of how human beings work. And finally: The armory party was a smashing success. A couple of people I was expecting didn't come (which was sad). Lots of people I didn't expect showed up. The house was crowded. Upstairs had my room in all its sparkling glory as well as an epilepsy room.
Mike played the scapegoat card at one point and accused me of using too much electricity (which is a fairly sore point in our house). He's annoyed for some unknown reason at me. Due to the fact that I'm not telepathic, I ignored him as much as possible. No big loss since our only interaction really is: Mike: "Wow! Look at the cool new thing that Macs can do!" Phil: "...So?" Mike: "Dude! This rocks!" Phil: "You could do that in Linux, you know." Mike: "I don't care about Linux." Phil: "Ok. By the way, why is it that everything you show me which is 'cool' about Mac OS X involves pretty graphics? You're contributing to my impression that the whole OS is an overly bloated system that doesn't actually have anything interesting or worthwhile to it, so they've gilded it over."
But yeah. Fantastic party. Didn't actually play any games (like I expected to), but we did introduce the Escher ball to folks. 8)