So, continuing my challenge. I meant to post this up earlier (it’s technically Tuesday now), but I got distracted with other things.
In current news, my girlfriend and I are making a trip to Hawaii next week with a few friends. I’m really looking forward to getting away from the city for a while (not that I don’t love Vancouver) and finally getting my fins wet while scuba diving again. I might have to take a bit of a break on this whole ‘post every two days’ thing while I’m away, depending on internet availability. I’ll try to get something up and running though.
I’ve also been putting a bit of spare time into getting my Youtube channel a little more streamlined and putting a few more videos up on there in order to increase it’s popularity. Most of my videos are probably going to be related to World of Warcraft (I’m currently in a progression guild at the moment), but there will be some other videos as well. Zxian’s Youtube Channel.
So, I said in my previous post (which was nearly two years ago) that I was going to try to post more often. In following my girlfriend’s lead, I am posing myself a challenge. I must post at least once every two days. Even if it’s just something simple (like what I made for dinner), or something big and exciting. I’ve also started uploading quite a few videos of the games that I play, and I’m hoping to start recording a few guides on how I have my system and software setup.
For now, I leave you with a video of some kittens my friend is taking care of at the moment.
Man… it’s been a while since I wrote anything here. I’ll try to keep things going more often, even if it just is a blurb here and there. Here’s a list of the things that have happened since I last posted:
Almost done my research for my masters. Only a few more months until I’m done!
Dave Matthews Band concert at the Gorge! Amazing times with friends. Good music, lots of raw dogging (if you weren’t there, don’t ask), and plenty of empty Corona bottles.
Upgraded the main video card in my desktop to an XFX ATI 4890 (900Mhz core, 3.9Ghz Mem). This thing screams…
Upgraded my desktop and netbook to Win7 RTM. This is a legit final build copy (I’ll be buying my licenses on Oct 22), and it’s awesome. There’s a couple of small quirks when it comes to UltraMon and some other apps, but those will be sorted out soon enough.
I became the guild master of our guild in World of Warcraft (I’ve been playing for about a year now). Herding cats is fun!!
I think that should do it for now. Like I said, there will be more frequent updates in the future. =)
The more work I do, the more paranoid I become of possibly losing it all. I’ve got a pretty elaborate hardware setup in terms of disk storage, but I was lacking a simple, functional tool to do the backups of the data on a regular basis. I looked at Microsoft SyncToy for the backups, and it seems to do everything I need/want it to, except for one – scheduling. Their help documentation tells you to use their command-line application and the built in scheduler. This seems to do the trick, but there was one snag – it shows the ugly command prompt. This simply wouldn’t do….
If you check over the My Computers page, you’ll see that the monitors attached to Eclipse have changed (more specifically, most of the systems have changed!). I’ve made a few upgrades here and there, but the best one from a usability point of view has been the changes in my monitor setups.
The wonderful government of British Columbia decided back in 1992 that it would require mandatory emmisions testing of all vehicles before allowing them to be insured. Since my insurance was up on Saturday, it was time for me to take the oh-so-enjoyable AirCare test again. (To be honest – there are more beater cars elsewhere in the province that make up for all the “emissions savings” that AirCare has helped with)
So, I’m usually not one for all kinds of fancy crap, but I needed a new razor the other day, and decided to see what this “power razor” stuff is about. I picked up the Gilette Fusion Power, and was pleasantly surprised. It makes the blades a hot knife, and your chin hairs turn to butter.
I was surfing on Neowin the today, and I saw a post that struck a note close to home.
How do i learn to trust my g/f? Im wat you call a paraoid person. My g/f goes to a college about 4 hours away and we try to see each other once a month or more. She tells me that she loves me alot and all that stuff and that everybody she meets she tells them about me.
She hasn’t done anything wrong, but how do I learn to trust her, because I always find myself thinking the worst. I really do like her and want to trust her, but I’m as stubborn as a female about believing her.
We have been together for almost 2 years.
This sounded a LOT like what I had been through with my ex a few months back, so I felt like I needed to share some advice. My reply was as follows:
So… I’m in the process of trying to reorganize my life – belongings, direction, everything. I managed to clean up all the clutter on my desk last week, and yesterday, I picked up a used Ikea TV stand that would also hold all my media electronics. It looks purdy… have a look for yourself.
Now I have a place to put all my equipment, movies, games, and accessories, and it all looks nice and clean.