I want to start this blog with one of my dearest hobbies of all time. The arguably mother of all competitive games: Counter-Strike. The most recent incarnation by the tech giant Valve is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which is very good and you should give it a try if you are into first-person shooters.
I have been a big fan for over 13 years now. In fact, my Steam Account was created October 18th 2005! And Counter-Strike was my first game I added to my library.
Looking back, gaming over the internet was quite a big deal back then. Connections were quite unstable and download rates were slow. There were many, many theories (see , , ) on how to improve and have the edge over your opponent.
For us young kids it was normal to format your computers on a regular basis. We set up a complete new Windows before going on LAN or just to have a fresh Windows installation that runs Counter-Strike smoothly as ever. And to add: We did not have the the luxury of using fast SSDs but some slow Western Digital HDDs. But to be honest, we definitely loved it!
And I was one of those script kids too. And over the time I found quite a confident setup and my friends are often asking me for tips and my configuration files.