But before you ask me why I’m asking you if you are up to squish bugs when you’re on a tech blog, hi, I’m Lorie, and I will make or break your productivity flow today. :p
Make your productivity flow: this
tool helps me in my own work flow. But, if you’ll be intrigued enough after this review, you just might want to scour the ‘net for a copy of this <somewhat idiotic game>, right after your eyes skim over the final period of this post. And that may well set back your work by 15-60 minutes. :p
No, New Breed Software
did not pay me to plug this. I could only wish. :p And they didn’t stick an uzi to my head to write this either. That, I would never wish for. :p
But anyhow, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I bring you…
I work best in the wee hours of the morning, when everyone is asleep, and my body is winding down. I usually push myself to work till 6am-8am, or until when my brain still holds out. Somewhere in between, I start to feel sleepy. Especially if the project I worked on bored me to death. Yes, that happens. But rarely. Anyway.
I found a very nifty tool to wake me up from my stupor: Bug Squish.
No, it’s not an alternative to Baygon or Raid. But it may well be the Open-Source alternative to Solitaire. Heck, it beats Spider Solitaire for me. What is it? Well, it’s a game where the objective is to keep bugs from sucking all the blood off a human arm by squishing them with mouse clicks.
So far, I have encountered five types of bugs: the ever-friendly bloodsucking mosquito, the creepy cockroach, the annoying tick, the elegant midge, and the weird über-tick (It looks like a tick, but not quite. It’s a black fat blob.). There are two non-bug objects: the extra blood bubble, which might come in handy when your blood level runs low, and the x2 bubble, which, as it suggests, bumps up your score to times two the value per bug.
When I play the game, it’s such an adrenalin rush. I just have to go squish, squish, squish! Squiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish! Must squish, must squish, must squish, must squiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish!
Why is it a productivity tool? Simple. The adrenalin wakes me up from my stupor. It’s bad staring at words the whole day long. :p
note: Bug Squish can be found on Ubuntu Linux’s optional application repository. But it may be elsewhere on the ‘net. I’m too lazy to look it up. Just try it! Try Ubuntu too!