Yep I have been way too quiet recently, there must be trouble brewing. Actually, it’s more a case of getting my priorities straight; in respect to my personal life.
For the last few months, things have been getting a little one-sided; when it came to gaming and family. I was eating, living and breathing gaming nearly 24/7; which naturally caused me to neglect family. So for the last few weeks, I have been getting things back on track; with my family becoming more important again. Add into this, I would say a little life evaluation has been going on. Trying to decide what is really important to me in life and what is just pointless.
In the spirit of this, I have begun working on a project with my wife; through her Second Life adventures. Where I help her develop and grow her fashion blog, as well as becoming de facto proof reader and editor. So if you see a blog post by Hairy Caber on her site, I haven’t gone soft in the head. Now that is started and underway, I can now push up the throttle on gaming again; though it won’t be Full Steam Ahead this time.
Well more like I am glad it is almost the end of the day. First of all I get a call to say the trophies for next weekend are out of stock, so had to go choose some new ones. The upside of this, is that I am able to get a logo design engraved on them. So I decided, on either the Warmahordes logo –
Or the Privateer Press, skull and cross bones logo.
- Skull and X-Bones
There is no extra charge for this, which is good as the new trophies are slightly more expensive; but still within the budget I set for them.
If that wasn’t enough, the wireless router I got from my parents; is definitely not right. I spent nearly 2 hours today fighting to get back online. In the end I switched back to my old Edimax, which has served me over 5 years now. Just to crown off a great day, I missed the postman; delivering the new memory for my PC. It’s not so bad really, I don’t need the memory until Monday; when I help out Juls (my wife) with her new project in Second Life.
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The day is nearly over and I have yet to Speak Out about my Geek. I guess one of my other geek hobbies, is computers; which I have built and maintained many over the years. I have been into computers, longer than I have been gaming; as my step-dad used to work for IBM. I think it is from him, that I find this distain for all things console. I feel they are just a child’s toy; compared to the power of a good computer.
Just yesterday, I upgraded the memory in my wife’s laptop; so she can make Second Life better. She also does graphics work, with pictures she takes in-world in Second Life. So I get to use my geekiness, to make her geekiness even better. I used to run around Second Life as well, for about a year; it was great for doing my other hobby – Role Playing. Using the in-system VoiP, made it even better; as it made it seem like a regular gaming session.
Overall, I would be lost without my computer. It allows me to do so many things, as well as made me many friends over the years. So to all the computer geeks out there……
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