About Me:

My name is Alan and I'm a gamer. I can beat almost any game in no time, and I'll pwn anyone in a head-to-head challenge, just ask Carlo! I also have mad programming skillz and a pet alien named Zwert.

Favorite Quote:

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will
- Mahatma Gandhi

Favorite Food:



Video games, sci-fi, coding


February 26 2009

Working at the Detention Center

Sparky and I have been working with Officer Ward, figuring out procedures for categorizing a cyber criminal. I used to think the main Cyber Villains were all you had to worry about in cyberspace, but it turns out there's all kinds of cyber criminals out there! They range from cyber bullies, whose biggest crime is being annoying, all the way to hackers who have stolen millions of dollars.

You have to be a really dangerous and notorious cyber criminal to become a Cyber Villain. We're calling them Class 5 cyber criminals, which means that not only do they use the Internet for illegal means, but they seriously damage other people's lives.

posted by Alan

February 18 2009


So Dana and I won the costume contest at the Valentine's dance. Maya and Betty were impressed by all the work, especially the historical accuracy. Dana did an amazing job on all the research and the sewing. I let her pick who we'd be because I knew she'd pick something really good, I just helped assemble everything and acted the part.

Besides, who wouldn't want to wear armor and carry a sword? My armor was even better than Carlo's. I'm going to let Dana keep the prize gift card since it was her planning and hard work that won it for us. She's amazing.

posted by Alan

February 6 2009

Gaming with Carlo

Carlo came by my dorm room after class to play some new video games. Usually the only games he's interested in are sports games, and I just can't get into them. Too many plays to keep track of and I don't even like real sports all that much. I mean, I like playing them, but I start to zone out when he goes on about player stats the same way he does when I talk about the monster stats in my MMOGs.

I showed him this cool networked racing game that both of us can enjoy together. He got really into it and wants to get all the other cadets to play too. We're going to talk to Dr. Keen about setting up a LAN party in the CyberPort.

posted by Alan