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Well, here we go again…

After a month of putting up with my laptop malfunctioning, I finally tried to fix it. At first it wasn’t serious, it would not shutdown properly on occasion; it either hangs or freezes. Then recently it was failing to wake after it went to sleep. Either solution was to hold down the power button, which in my mind isn’t proper procedure when shutting down a computer. Considering my laptop had an almost clean slate, wiping the hard drive again to reinstall windows wasn’t a tough choice. Rather than using the CD I used before, I chose to use the one I used when I first installed Windows 7 on my desktop.

Rather than keeping the system up to date, I’m going to keep the operating system from updating and look into every update. I rather know if I should use Windows Update for a certain update than letting every update running the risk of messing up the system again. Probably not all blame should be placed on the OS, I did have some drivers and utilities which may have conflicted with certain files. As I said before, I didn’t have any personal files so starting over was a breeze. With a stable Internet connection, I downloaded all the programs I need; CCleaner, Avast Antivirus and so on. I’ve tried shutting down and putting it to sleep; it works fine now.

I recently finished Assassin’s Creed III by blazing through the single player. It’s definitely a tougher game than the Renaissance storyline. I believe I’ve did it within 20 or 30 hours in a span of 3 days. It’s something to celebrate considering I hardly play story driven games. So I thought, why not mix Coke and vodka? I still have a third of a bottle so I mixed two shots into a can. As anyone who has drank alcohol, I don’t have a tolerance for it. Tolerance I mean in terms of the taste and consumption, I have very little of both. Also I’ve gained enough Zen points in Star Trek Online that I can begin building a Vesta from the Vesta pack. I haven’t purchased it but at the moment, I’m gathering all the necessary items so I can slot them. With the surplus gear I have in my bank, I will have to push myself into buying or hunting for engineering consoles that improve auxiliary power since the Vesta comes equipped with a cannon powered by auxiliary and I usually focus on keeping either shields or weapons powered up. Since I still haven’t made the purchase, I could buy the Kumari escort pack but I already have an escort.

While on the STO currency problems, the dilithium market is rebounding after a low of an average of 90 dilithium for over a month in the winter. For the past few weeks, refined dilithium exchange rate has steadily increased. So at 122 dilithium from my last log in yesterday, I’ve decided to continually stockpile the dilithium when I can and probably spend it on the dilithium store. Since the Kumari was added, they began adding more items to the game within this obscure store. For one thing, they’ve added a very rare Tholian hangar pet which is much more effectie than the Widow fighters you can get from redeeming the Recluse carrier. Just another way Perfect World Entertainment saying “I love you…r money.” If anything, I will buy two hangar pets and it will be the rare times I bought something in the dilithium store. Though I’m unsure what I should get, well I have a surplus of refined dilithium so I could but I would still prefer converting to Zen (hopefully soon since I doubt any one would want to trade at that price).

Coming to full circle, I’m taking the Sunday easy. Than just sitting here and finding a job, I’m heading out there in the city and hopefully find something. Maybe also get out and enjoy the sunshine. So until next time, have an amazing weekend.


End of the week with a bang and a lesson in my pocket…

I’m not too sure how to really put my week into words. I know it’s a start of a new week, I just spent my weekend doing so much, so much in context of my sedentary lifestyle and coming out to be more active outside.

Besides doing those pesky daily quests in Runes Of Magic, I’ve been contemplating on which class I should choose with the new update. They have this dual class system to let you play all skills from a main and a short list of skills from a second. Well I got my two and recently they added a third class. Not really a third, but more like a second secondary class to choose from. I’m kind of stuck on getting a mage or rogue; maybe one of the elven classes though I think you have to choose elf as a race to get those I think. But I guess I’ll think hard about it considering it might be awhile until the next chapter comes out. 

Though that’s not all I did (though it’s like 95% of my days), I’ve been studying up on that driver’s license I’ve been sitting on to do since two years ago. I still need to work on getting down the numbers for certain guidelines. I’m never good with numbers; if I was a chemist, my lab would be foaming, radiating, dripping with various colours of florescent goo, or exploding because I can’t remember how much I should put in (unless I wanted to make a foaming, radioactive, glowing goo that can be used as C4). So I have to really go down on that.

I spent most of the weekend being outside trying to get away from my computer in an attempt to stop being so dependent on technology to provide everything to my finger tips. Also there are a few things I would like to keep palpable so I can actually learn a skill. So the one thing I did was go on a long walk to Cabbagetown to find out if I would get down around the Don Valley. I didn’t know it was possible until I went there to check it out. Though getting there wasn’t a challenge, coming back was the hardest bit. I didn’t know I was mildly sensitive to dry weather where pollen could be floating around. By the time I got home, I was pretty much half dead and sniffling and eyes watering. I’m not going to point at allergies just yet, I know I’m not allergic to pollen, maybe sensitive would be the more correct term. So now in case I ever come across that position or just want to have a long day outside,  I’m going to be carrying a allergy pill in case I need to get some relief. Kind of made the connection for 5 years in a row with dry, hot weather and various blooming plants and dust particulate. Now I know better and I can prepare for a lot in my life that will involve pets, flowers and construction. Oh crap, just though of the what if probability I will not be enjoying my wedding if I chose to get married. Seems to higher for lesser enjoyment, doh! I would get into detail on the whole deal but it would be TMI to the max and it would be as rad and wicked as I make it sound (enough with the hip talk?). But anyways, I have to think of my life as chess now and not like checkers.