On a brighter note than my last entry click Prev(ious). I finally received my Logitech diNovo Media Desktop keyboard and mouse set back today. As the original model was discontinued, Logitech replaced it with the ‘Laser’ edition which includes the MX1000 optical mouse instead of the original MX900, and a new base station to match. I’m yet to set it back up on our Home Theatre PC here, I need to re-install Windows MCE anyway.
So I’m all ready to go to the funeral on Monday, I’m still not sure whether I should make a speech if given the opportunity, I’ll probably rehearse a few lines regardless. I’m not sure what difference it would make, and I really don’t think that anything I could say would do any sort of justice or otherwise. It really is quiet peculiar that the person I saw almost everyday for nearly three years, suddenly is not there anymore. I had so much to say, so many ideas, and I really looked up to **** for guidance and strength, he gave me so much confidence and helped me to become who I am today. How do you deal with that?
I hate funerals, I’m not really sure why. My ex-boss / business partner passed away yesterday. I found out this morning on my way to work. He’s had on going heart problems for a long time now, although it was ultimately a brain hemerage that took his life. I’m not really to sure on the finer details, other than he was admitted to hospital sometime on Monday night, and that there were complications during surgery. He officially died at around 3.00PM, Tuesday 21st October.
I have to travel down on Monday to attend the funeral, I have the rough details in my e-mail inbox. I’m not sure whether I should make an epitaph speech at the funeral or not, I don’t even know what I should say or if I’ll have the opportunity. It’s weird to think that the person you saw 5/7 days a week for the past 2 years just suddenly isn’t there anymore. I really wish I hadn’t kept putting off going down to catch up with him, you always think there’ll be plenty of time. This has been a tough past few months for me, and everything looks pretty hazy at the moment. We’re all at the mercy of father time.
Just keep forgetting to update this damn thing. Not that a whole lot has happened since my last update come to think of it. Here’s a short summary in point form because I can’t be bothered explaining stuff in sentences.
- Friend got fired from local electronic slaughterhouse
- Episode 4 of ‘The Broken‘ finally came out
- Modded an Xbox 360 (thanks TheBroken)
- Picked up more work at the local electronic slaughterhouse
- Got a hold of a SUN SparcStation Ultra5 running Solaris
- Still totally addicted to Battlefield 2142
That’s really about all I can think of right now, might update again tomorrow.
So I ate a McDonald’s Pounder yesterday. Yes, that’s four layers of beef and cheese, a double double quarter pounder, and it was awesome. The taste is just phenomenal, and I surprisingly didn’t feel too bad after eating it. I highly recommend it to anyone who has never tried it. It wasn’t a dare (despite the Maccas staff asking if it was), I did it for me…
Hmmm, what else is new? Not much, I’m still working one day a week at the local electronic slaughterhouse, although that looks like it’s about to change as one of my closest friends just lost their job there, and I’m looking like the replacement. That’s good for me, and bad for my friend. Oh how boring life can be.
Still the same old shit mostly, not having much luck finding a job. Apparentely the Australian JobSearch website believes it’s reasonable for me to commute to Wagga Wagga every day for a job. Yeah, right. I’ve become addicted to Battlefield 2142, the most fun I’ve had playing a game since FEAR was released. Still debating whether or not to buy the full version, and whether I trust the EA downloader or not – seeing as it’s $60 cheaper than $AU retail…
Need to list some more stuff on eBay to raise some more cash, especially with a couple of special events coming up. If you’ve got any ideas for gifts please let me know…… asap…. LOL
Just realised I forgot to update this again. Not a whole lot has happened. Late last week had some friends stay here, had a BBQ and a few drinks, it was good fun. I listed a whole lot of stuff I didn’t need on eBay as well, was quite suprised with some of the results. Still got a few more things laying around the house that I need to get rid of, if you’re interested – you know how to contact me.
That reminds me, I need to plug in my Raptor and pull the data off it before I sell it, it’s really only my save games and Steam cache files, everything else was always on my server. I’m still doing a bit of work for the local electronic slaughterhouse, although it’s starting to look like that may quickly run out, my search for employment is not going well. At least I have some income at the moment from the eBay stuff and other odd jobs, but it’s hardly enough to live off, comfortably at any rate.
Made the mistake of hooking up a mate’s Xbox 360 to the MCE box last weekend, I still haven’t got the thing working properly since, it’s looking like I’m going to have format it, especially since it got infested with that Genuine Notification shit. I wonder if AdAware classifies that as malware yet, I sure do. On the bright side, got to play TDU on 360 today, and it’s quite a bit of fun, I need something to keep me entertained until the next NFS comes out anyway…