Dec. 20th, 2008

Oh...

So, I figured out why I didn't log onto the 'net at night. The insulation in the spare room's window stinks. My fingers are freezing here.

Christmas at Dad's was all right. Sadly both Dad and I had outstanding gifts towards one another -- the coffee mug I ordered got there the day after, and Dad said one of the books he got me was lost in Outer Mongolia or whatever. Anyway, I ended up with books and games, and Mom found out from Ben later that he Really Really Wants Chrono Trigger. (I got to explain to Ben why Chrono Trigger DS was not on the Best Game of 2008 -- mostly because the original is on the Best Game of the SNES Era list)

Yes, I'm playing Chrono Trigger now. I'm already on the way to get Frog back in my party. Also trying to do it without the walkthroughs, unless I get stuck.

Also reading -- I got three books by Charles Stross, and have read two. (See this is why I only brought four books with me on the plane.)

I don't know what else to say, besides that my hands are cold, and it's spreading to my toes and nose and I want to stop typing because of it. Oh, yeah, turned in my Yuletide story.

Feb. 6th, 2008

Online Games and Computers

I'm in two RPGs right now, [info]digital_dive and [info]quaquenocte. Both are multiverse games, though DD allows original characters. I'm playing Michael Carpenter in QN, and Zelgadis Greywords, Harry Dresden, and Ken Ichijouji in DD.

More about LJ RPGs and other online games )

Offline, i finally got around to calling Adobe Customer Service about my old Flash disk, and despite the heroic attempts of the Customer Service Rep (seriously, I am kicking myself for not writing down her name -- she was awesome for putting up for me), we were unable to track down my serial number. Flash remains expensive, but the student discount is excellent -- seriously, Adobe will sell me a $700 dollar program for $250. I'd love a free, legal alternative (if you know of any that run on Macs, please post links), since I'm all for supporting freeware, but that's not a bad deal. I could even splurge and update my copies of Photoshop and Illustrator, and get Dreamweaver and Flash for $500. I even intend it for partial use for work -- pretty animations to explain concepts don't make themselves.

More Computer Stuff )