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Posted on April 22, 2013 at 17:50
Hello people. There's a seat, and there's the door. Choose!
Alright, it seems you've chosen to stay and read my blog. This means that you are of the Chosen People. When the Moon-llama rises in the night sky during the Month of Crepuscular Solitude, you shall ascend with me to a higher plane. Probably a Learjet or something. This little Cessna just doesn't cut it anymore, we're looking to upgrade - its the higher maximum altitude, you see.
Told my mum that I have a boyfriend. It actually went over quite well - if anything she's proud that I've found someone. Its nice to have supportive family - it makes things a lot easier. For the last month, things have been positively excellent. I've still got my father to handle (somehow), but all in due time.
I've also bought a new bed. It is super-comfy - it has memory-foam padding on top :D My previous mattress was terrible. Massive dent in it where I'd curl up in the exact same position while reading or computing. It was, however, expensive. I think it shall end up being worth it though, if last night was any indicator. It may however make me late for work when my desire to remain beneath the covers is compounded by an extra-sleepy mattress.
Ben (the aforementioned boyfriend) is coming down for a week - he'll arrive tomorrow. I'm not sure what to do for the whole week - I've got a few things planned. Was going to see Wicked, but tickets were sold out. I was le' sad. So instead, we're going to see Avenue Q. Perverted puppets, he'll find it greatly amusing. General amusement shall be had, but also lots of time just sitting curled up on the couch. It is going to be nice.
I've also been playing video games more! Le gasp! Dishonored is a good game, but its AI needs some work. It is far too easy to just teleport behind someone, stab, rinse, and repeat. Still, lots of fun. Also, they need to tell people how to put away weapons - I found out by googling, because there was no mention of it in-game. Hitman: Absolution, however, is amazing. The AI is awesome, and the missions are quite challenging. Some are really disturbing (cue the meat factory level), but others just make you laugh (cue ninja nuns with machine guns). Being a 90's kid, I'd really, really like to see a modern James Bond game with Hitman: Absolution styled AI + disguises. I think it would be the culmination of everything my 13 year old self would have wanted in a video game.
To close up, I think I've got my groove back. For the last 6 or so months, I haven't really played games or worked on any personal projects - but I've started again. This time, no pie in the sky bullshit. I want to finish something - and I know what it is I want to finish. I've restarted my schmup game. I've a bit more experience with architecture now, and I think I can organize and make this game quite quickly now. I think I'll also go for a different art style. I played a bit of SnY recently and I realized that JakeX is damn good at bullet effects and such - so I think I'll take a page from his book when I'm redesigning stuff.
Posted on March 10, 2013 at 15:39
Sup 64digitoids! It's time Blogification Day! That wonderful day in which I get off my lazy butt and make a blog to show that I still in fact exist.
Okay, so I'm lying. You all know I exist, just mostly on IRC. I blame it on my job. It sucks up a lot of time and only gives me money in return. If instead I could purchase time for money with a slightly better exchange rate, I could use the discrepancy to buy more time than I spent earning money with which to buy said time, effectively making me immortal and infinitely rich. Speaking of time and money, reviews came in and I got a raise!
To celebrate, I promptly went and bought random steam games. I have an addiction. Please help. By pointing out amazing games, that is...
Now, on to the serious part of this blog. In reference to the blog's title, there is in fact deeper meaning.
First off, my brother got married. First of my brothers to do so. It was quite the interesting affair, especially seeing as I was one of the groomsmen. We spent all day getting stuff ready and set up outside. Hanging things from trees with hooks and ladders and running around and in general lots of busywork that all came undone because the sky found that it wanted in on the party as well, and it promptly decided to send down raindrops as its foreign emissaries. In short, it rained. We moved it inside though, and it went quite well despite this. Aside from the actual marrying, one of the highlights was the smoking-cigars-and-drinking-scotch portion. Not a super-big fan of cigars, but I rather like scotch. Also, it annoys some people to no end that although I do not smoke cigars, I can still blow the occasional smoke ring, because they can't. To them, I say 'Basic physics!'. Also, 'nyah nyah', just because. Anyhow, they're off to Hawaii for their honeymoon, which is going to be even better than they planned because of a certain budget increase via yours truly. They already had a toaster.
Now for the latter portion of this ramblification that pretends to be a blog. This actually takes place prior to the whole wedding thing. Bit of backstory first, though.
Growing up, my brother (the one that got married) was... difficult. He was quite the jerk - people use to pick on him sometimes, and he was bigger than me, and you know how that goes. Trickle-down economics as applied to teenage angst. So we've never been super-close. However, once he got to college, it was like a lightbulb was switched on. He got out on his own, had some realizations, and now he is an great guy - kind, friendly, and essentially everything I wished he was like when I was a kid. However, still not that close to him.
Other relevant portion of backstory is that I have a boyfriend. You can see where I am headed. Certain portions of the family would not approve - but it isn't as easy as that as to the fact that all portions of the family have a tendency to let things slip accidentally really easily at times - and at other times not-so-accidentally. Up until now I have told no one in my family, and not let even an inkling cross their bow. I am a very guarded person and I didn't know whom I could trust.
However, with the whole wedding beginning to loom on the horizon, we'd gotten together and gone out for drinks, and when we got home we ended up talking about stuff and eventually the conversation landed on how he felt sad that I didn't have someone like he did. So I decided to bite the bullet and just talk. Long story short, he now knows about my boyfriend, he is supportive of it, and he's happy that I've got someone. All in all it went better than expected - and as it so turned out, at the wedding, the Maid of Honor was actually the 'Gay of Honor' because the bride's best friend was... a gay guy. So big surprise to me, and very reassuring, and also explains why my brother was more supportive than I thought he'd be.
So now I've got a brother that I can talk to. I've never had that before. I wonder how this will all play out.
Also, the new computer is awesomefantastic.
Posted on February 13, 2013 at 00:16
I don't think I've told you guys, but I'm building a computer. Or, I should say, was.
Status upgraded to assembled!
I said I'd take pictures, so here they are!
So I unpacked my case, and and started fiddling around.
Oh look, a sock!
Motherboard mounded with the CPU installed
The SSD and disk drive mounted in their bay (the ssd is actually attached at top, not just sitting there)
I've stuck the motherboard tray in the rest of the case.
Screwing around, mounting the PSU in /its/ tray ( there are three removable trays in my case :D )
Inside of the box before mounting graphics card
After mounting the graphics card and putting the drive bay back in
Mounted the PSU bay and connected all the power cables
Oh look! It runs! Also, I am probably going to disable the fan LEDs (hopefully nondestructively), because those are going to be annoying to sleep with on.'
Tomorrow, I will venture into installing windows and drivers!
Some Assembly Required
Posted on February 06, 2013 at 12:52
Fox needs halp. Can you supply it? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help me build a gaming rig! My price point is approximately 1200$USD, although I'm willing to spend a little more if it is worth it. I figure it is about time I had something, anything dedicated to gaming, especially since I haven't really bought any computer hardware for 2 years (except my 2tb external drive a year ago). I am going to need literally everything to build a computer - from the PSU to the thermal paste.
Quad-core processor (at least i5, ivy bridge)
Should not require special cooling rig
I want a relatively small-to-mid sized tower -no behemoth that I can't move around if I want
Will need a monitor and keyboard/mouse
Doesn't have to be cutting edge, but ought to be able to play recent games on high settings
I'm also plan on sort of using it as a NAS/server for streaming and maybe hosting some stuff
I won't need to purchase an OS because I've got a Win7 Ultimate license.
Seeing as I am terrible with hardware, I leave it up to you. Wander over to Newegg, and assemble parts that you think make the cut. Then we shall choose - via group consensus! Discussion and debate! All out brawling! Duels to the death! How you decide is up to you, just please help ;_;
Sorry, derp. No money left over :<