Howdy! I finally got my Gameboy SP yesterday around 14:00 or so. Since then I've logged 10+ hours into FFTA. It's been a sheer act of willpower for me to not have started playing again today. We'll see how long that lasts. If you don't hear from me in the next few weeks, at least you'll know what's sucking my time away.
Finally, Sunday has arrived. To me, this means no work for the next two days, and receipt of my Gameboy SP tomorrow. (knock on wood) I've been slacking in the blogging department recently, and I apologize. I've actually been posting more frequently to the forum I set up than I've been posting here. Unfortunately, there's only 3 users registered on the forum, so I know there's not too many of you that read it. Of course, you don't have to create an account to read the posts (or even post yourself), but I'm pretty sure that Will and I are the only ones who've posted anything since I set it up.
Ok, I guess I should let you in on what's going on in my life right now. First of all, our cat, What, got killed by a car Thursday night and we had an impromptu funeral for him that night. My roommate wrote up a little eulogy of sorts on his blog for What. Secondly, I've been awaiting the arrival of my Gameboy SP via Airborne Express for 3 or 4 days now. I decided to get one after looking at Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. I've already ordered and received the game, so now I'm particularly antsy about getting my Gameboy. Thirdly, ummm... I guess there is no thirdly.
I got bored and changed the layout of my homepage, added a weblog analyzer that makes purty graphs, a network traffic monitor, and a bulletin board/forum area. Cheers.
Avast, me mateys! Today be offically Talk Like A Pirate day, arrrr!
I love checking your email in the morning and finding messages from people you've lost contact with years ago. I just got a message from a girl I went to highschool with but I haven't seen in like 5 or 6 years. She found me through Friendster, which makes this like the 3rd or 4th person that's contacted me through Friendster who I knew already in real life. In fact, just the other day I added this girl that I played viola with in highschool and then randomly ran into her at the bar a few nights later. It took me a while to realize that it was the same girl, and a few more moments to ask her if she was my friendster. Weird stuff, huh?
The immense amount of free time I have while working at MCI also allowed me to set up some bulletin board software on my webserver. I have no idea what I'm going to use it for, but I'm open to suggestions. It's currently at http://epw.netdot.net/forum. Update (09/15/03 04:27): I've added some categories for computers, video games, random notes, and bulletin board issues. Check it out if you get a chance and let me know what you think.
Ahh, Saturday at the empty MCI building... Sometimes it's really boring, but today I'm finding the solitude quite relaxing.
.hack//OUTBREAK came out yesterday, and Adam and I have each converted our data over from MUTATION and begun the next part of the series. I should also be receiving a laptop in the mail one of these days that I'll install Linux on for some guy in New York. Other than that, life continues as usual.
I finished .hack//MUTATION, and the next one comes out on the 10th, so I don't have too long to wait. I also found this really cool site called RentACoder where people post programming projects and programmers get to bid for the jobs. Once the buyer decides which coder's bid he's going to accept, he has to transfer funds into an escrow account where they sit until the programmer finishes the task. Once the project is finished and the buyer has what he wants, RAC takes 15% off the top and gives the rest to the coder. Anyway, I think I won a bid request for installing and configuring Linux on this guy's laptop. He's gonna ship it to me and I'll set him up the Linux and then ship it back, and then I get my... ummm.... $150 * 85% = $127.50. Pretty cool, huh?
I finished .hack//INFECTION and moved on to .hack//MUTATION (part 2 of 4). Other than that, things are pretty much the same for me day after day.