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Hello, My Name is Aaron and I’m a Foosball Addict

One of the first photos I took with my new camera was at the foosball table at work. I guess we’ve been playing (afterhours) for a little more than a year now. I had no idea what foosball was before we got the table. I had no idea it could be such a great game and stress reliever. I also didn’t know that it was addicting. I’ve tried to stop, but when I hear that ball “plunk” into the goal, my hands start sweating. I need my foos fix.

So here’s a photo that I used as a desktop picture:


To make my addiction even worse, a few months ago, I came across a site that had instructions on making mods to a foos table. Today because of some ingenious co-workers and our shared passion for the game, we setup a foos scoring system. The hard part of hooking the switches up and getting the input correctly registering in the computer is over, now the sky’s the limit on what type of stats/queueing/web cam applications we come up with.

Combining two of my favorite things (foosball and web application development) could be a very dangerous thing. I need to remind myself what my prorities are.

P.S. — I hear that we’re at war.

Originally published on Thursday March 20, 2003 at 2:37 am

[1] Comment

Hey where do you play in town?? We just had a large BYP( bring your partner) tournament this last Sat. night at Mainstreet Billards on Brodway and Camino Seco. We play out there on Sat night starting at 7 to when ever. Hope to see you there the more fooser the better.

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