|48 - Roommate's date
||Well today was more eventful then I thought it would be. My roommate was having some girl come over so he asked me to pick up the house a bit. I said sure so today I spent a good chunk of time cleaning. I won’t go over the details, but I did dishes, shoveled the rest of the driveway, vacuumed, and cleaned up some trash. This house really isn’t too messy so it didn’t take me that long. I wish say however, shoveling ice sucks. The layer under the stone ended up freezing. Also a little after I finished shoveling it started to snow again. Damn it.
Anyways, my roommates date showed up a bit after he got home from snowboarding. I introduced myself and chatted for a bit. But it was sort of a date so I didn’t want to just hang out with them. So I went to my room to just hang out. As I was heading back to my room they just started a movie, Emperors new groove. I commented and said that’s a funny stupid movie and kept walking. Well she asked if I wanted to watch, and I kinda did so I joined them for the movie. We ended up watching another movie after that too, Clue. When I saw it had Tim Curry in it, I wanted to watch. Tim Curry is fucking great.
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||1/23/2017 1:44:38 AM
|47 - Nicotine is good
||Well I had a good day today! While not much happened it was pretty chill. When I woke up it was snowing outside, and I was planning on walking to the bank so I decided against it. Kinda glad that happened because my roommate said he would take him during one of his lunch breaks. And the bank is about 2 hours away, so I didn’t really feel up to 4 hours of walking. I didn’t really do much noteworthy till the afternoon.
So my roommate came home at about 2pm, he tried to go snowboarding again. As an aside, my roommate is really unlucky trying to go snowboarding on Saturdays. He keeps getting there to late and they turn him away because they are full. Anyways, I was able to get him to bring me to the vape shop and borrow me some money for some e-juice. That might be why I’m in a better mood, I got some nicotine in me.
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||1/21/2017 8:38:11 PM
|46 - Smoking
||Man I hate not having any nicotine for a while. It’s been 2 days since I last had a smoke and while it’s not horrible, for me, nicotine is still an addictive drug. I’ve quit smoking a few times, at least 2 times I quit for over 2 weeks, enough time to get all the nicotine out of my system. The reason I kept going back? Well I just liked it. You know I was going to write about something else, but let’s go over how I started smoking.
So I started back when I was 19 maybe 20, I can’t remember exactly, but it was because of my friend. Now I’m not blaming my friend, it might have happened either way, plus it was my own choice. Anyways I picked my friend up from the airport after a school break and he wanted a smoke. He casually smoked cigarettes, and ended up picking up a pack of cloves. Cloves if you don’t know, are like normal cigarettes but have ground up cloves in them.
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||1/20/2017 6:43:22 PM
|45 - Rubik's Cubes
||Alright, I have something fun I can write about. How about the time I went to a Rubik's Cube competition? Yah, that happened, twice in fact. So if you didn’t know I like to solve Rubik’s Cubes, it’s just something I do while sitting there thinking. It’s a pretty mindless thing for me. Really it’s just a toy to fiddle with. Now you might not believe me, but solving a Rubik’s Cube is really easy. You just need to go about it the right way, it’s all about pattern recognition and memory. Basicly you can remember just like 5 or 6 algorithms, a series of movements that changes things in a set way, and you can more or less solve it.
So how did I get into solving Rubik’s Cubes? Well late into highschool, I thought it would be fun. I picked up one from Walmart or wherever and started to learn from youtube. After a while I really got into it. I started to buy better Rubik’s Cubes, and I’d even buy kits to build your own. I bought a timer and other shapes and sizes. So things shaped with 4 sides or 12 sides, or something that’s still a cube but instead of being 3x3 its 4x4 or 5x5 or 2x2 or whatever. Did you know, if you know how to solve a 4x4 and 5x5 you can solve any nxn cube, it’s just a matter of time.
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||1/19/2017 12:52:43 AM
|44 - Space Station 13
||Late post again today. I need to get back on track with this thing. So why am I posting so late? Well I was play a video game all day, Space Station 13. I’ll talk about it in a bit. So I realized something today, made me feel a little stupid too. I could
|selldonate plasma! It’s not a lot of money, but it’s enough to buy food and e-liquid for my e-cig. It’s only 1.6 miles away and only takes an hour or two, really not that bad at all. Only issue is, I need to have proof of my address. Seems like I can send myself a letter or something, I’ll figure it out.
Anyways, what is Space Station 13? Well it’s a 2d space man game that runs on the Byond client. Byond is this weird game engine thing that let’s you make 2d online games. There are many different servers that host Space Station 13, most of them have different code bases so not everything works the same way. Also most have different maps/layouts too. It has a surprising amount of depth, well depending on the server. It’s really fun honestly.
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|43 - Weekend summary
||So uhh… Sorry. I kinda forgot to post for a few days, my bad. I kinda forgot one day and then I guess I kept forgetting. Oh well not like much happened. I’ll try not to forget to post again. I’m really bad at keeping a schedule. Took me a few months to remember when I raid even though it's every week, same with when I play pathfinder. So I guess I can go over anything fun that I’ve done the last few days. Oh, also I have some good news.
Last week I tried doing a little stream test. Things seemed to work out. I can’t really use XSplit and that’s a little sad. XSplit runs higher on the CPU then OBS. Now you might be wondering why I prefer XSplit over OBS. Well I think it’s because I used XSplit first and when I tried OBS it was kind of a mess. Normally I prefer to support open source software, but I don’t know. I’m willing to pay for something that works better. But now OBS seems better and you know, money. I could go into some more details, but I think it would be boring.
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||1/17/2017 1:44:12 AM
|42 - My computer, it's alive!
||Good news everyone, I got my computer back up and running! Well I’m using an older CPU and motherboard, but it working. So let’s turn back a bit and talked about what happened last night. After one of my roommates finished work he decided to start building his media server with the new parts. I heard some rustling around out in the living room so I poked my head out to see what was going on. I saw him starting to unpack some of the computer parts so I asked if he wanted any help.
Around two hours later we finished. Well it took a bit longer than that because we had to troubleshoot why only one hard drive was working. Turns out the power cable was plugged in wrong, whatever we figured it out. We then booted it up and windows started. We put the panels back on and got it all hooked up. Then he told me I could do whatever with what was left of the old media server. I grabbed it and brought it to my room.
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||1/12/2017 6:32:49 PM
|41 - Update and Food
||So guys small update then we can talk about something fun, food. So the new parts for my friends computer came in, I’m looking forward to seeing that thing built. It’s for a media server and they ended up ordering what’s called an ultra case. The thing is massive, it’s like 2 by 2 feet, what? Anyways I’m hoping I can get my computer up and running later today if they are still willing to let me borrow the parts. If not, oh well. They are letting me live here so I really can’t complain, can I?
Also today I did some job searching stuff. I was contacted by a tech recruiter I met with the other week. A new opening open up and they require people to take this online programming test. Uhh, I hate programing test, they are so annoying. The reason why they suck is because they don’t really apply to how programming really works. When you are programming you will fiddle with things, look them up, debug. No one knows everything, honestly looking stuff up is like 2/3rd of programming.
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||1/11/2017 6:46:38 PM
|40 - I don't get interviews
||Let’s just start off with some bad news. I didn’t get the job I interviewed for yesterday. I was surprised how quick the turnaround was on that. I thought the interview went well. I’m a little bummed, but hey, I can’t beat myself up about it. Plus I have a few other things in the pipeline, I hope. The last few weeks I’ve talked with some recruiters so hopefully more interviews will come soon. I replied to the email from the company that told me no and asked if there's any reason why, or was it just a matter of skill/experience. Hopefully I can at least learn something out of all that, and I guess I got a good workout from it.
On the much brighter side of things, tomorrow the CPU and motherboard for my friends media server is coming in. Like I mentioned before they are going to let me use the old parts. It will be nice having my own computer back up and running, even if it’s not going to be as good. I’m hoping I can at least start coding again, do some more work on my video game and hopefully stream some of that. Who knows I guess we will see when they get home tomorrow.
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||1/10/2017 5:55:26 PM
|39 - The interviews begin
||Sorry this post is so late, I'll get into why later. Alright so I had my interview today! But before that let's go back a bit. Let's just start this story at the beginning. Hope that isn't too crazy of an idea for you guys.
So first of all I had to take public transportation, I've done it a few times, no big deal right? Well due to how the schedules worked I had to go some round about path that took me 2 and half hours. Oh well at least I didn't have to walk much. Plus from what I looked up it would only take a little over an hour to get home.
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||1/9/2017 11:35:17 PM