Michael Hudson

General Information

You live in (city & country)?
Bristol, UK.

Your birthdate (or age)?

Your occupation/job/studies?
Typing. Usually typing computer programs, but typing.

Your hobbies?
Drinking, clubbing, the usual.
Python programming.
Occasional cycling, trekking, snowboarding, rock climbing.

Your email/icq/mirc/homepage?
Email: mwh@python.net
ICQ: C'mon, noone uses ICQ any more.
IRC: mwh on quakenet, freenode
Homepage: http://starship.python.net/crew/mwh/

Your music taste?
A bunch of stuff; DJ Shadow, Herbaliser, Underworld, Radiohead, older hip-hop, etc, etc.

Anything you want to add here (about yourself)?
There are only two photos of me on the internet I know about, and neither of them actually names me. I'm not going to change that for SDA :)

Quake-related Information

Your nickname (story behind it)?
mwh. They're my initials :)

Your Quake config (key bindings, etc.)?
WASD for movement, stuff near there for weapon selection.
Different mouse buttons for different weapons.

Size of Quake directory on your HD?
3.8 gig

Your computer (processor/videocard etc.)?
17" PowerBook (Yes, I run on a laptop. Yes, I'm strange)

Quake settings (resolution, version etc.)?
640x480 MacGLQuake

First contact to speedrunning (when, how etc.)?
Got bored with SP Quake, thought "I wonder if someone's had the idea of running Quake as fast as possible?", googled and found QdQwav. Which blew my mind.

First speedrunning demo?

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from yourself (the one(s) that you're most proud of)?
Probably my r1m4 ER and EH.

Favorite speedrunning demo(s) from others?
e1m3_100, e4m2_118

Favorite player (overall/runs/100%/marathon/coop)?
Of the ancients, probably Markus. Of the recently active, Martin, Peter and Connor. Of the currently active, ... Stubby? Where have the other really good people gone?

Favorite trick in a demo?
The jump to the gold key in qdqwav's e2m2.

Favorite QdQ release?

Favorite original Quake map?
Probably one of e1m5, e3m4 or e4m3. Don't really have strong feelings about it.

Favorite custom map?
Don't play many -- unless Rogue counts :-)

Most annoying monster/map?
Ogres in easy skill, spawns in nightmare. Anything that's unpredictable
and gets in the way a lot.
r1m7 is fairly evil.

Do you like Doom/Quake2/Q3A?
Never played any of them much, to be honest.

What do you think of Quake now?
It still rocks, at least partly because of the physics bugs :)

Quake Purity Test score? link
Can't be arsed with that.

Anything else you want to add here?
Sometimes I think I only get records by trying hundreds of times and lucking out once in a while...


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