I had hoped I’d be showing up with a bunch of extra libraries and tools to declare at this point, but I’m still more or less as woefully underprepared as I was a few days ago. And here at the last minute, rather than reading more docs like a consummate professional, I’m taking poorly lit pictures of my desk? I’ll never pull this thing off!
The main rig you’re looking at consists of a custom-built AMD X2 4000+ with too little RAM and too many hard drives, a 720p Olevia LCDTV doubling as a decent 26″ monitor, and an additional Viewsonic VP171b with fancy-pants portrait-rotating stand I picked up for cheap. Also pictured is one of my Thinkpad x41 tablet computers running GIMP (artists: look into buying one of these on eBay if you can stomach not having a built-in disc drive or a full-size hard drive bay – using my A+ certification skillz I managed to get a fully-featured, pressure-sensitive, stylus-usin’ tablet for under $100!) There’s also a third PC off to the side, but because it’s running XP like the other two it’s going to be worthless as a testbed.
Note also the Python books I’ll be desperately referencing all weekend, the genuine Super Mario World cartridge as desk tchotchke, the awesome Jakks Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga/Mappy/Pole Position/Xevious Plug-n-Play (now somehow considered a collectible? Dammit, I’m old), and a super secret hint at where I might be going with my game’s protagonist if the theme I’m rooting for wins.
Have fun whuppin’ me, everyone!