A few days ago I was clearing out my old files. I try to do this every year or so to keep my disk drives free of crap, and it also gives me a chance to re-evaluate things. I have dozens of DVDs in a cupboard burned with pictures, videos and such of times that I don’t need to find on a day-to-day basis. This year I’d found a load of USB drives that I just copied all the files from to keep safe, and look through later.
I went through them today and found that this was back when my main machine was Lakota, a big beige box that had a Celeron 500Mhz processor in it; my first ever computer made from scratch. Two CRT monitors, with two printers; one for B&W printing and the other for colour. This was back when I was still in secondary school. 2005, nearly eight years ago now. I was still fixated on getting into the IT Support business, and my friends were all in the same area. I missed those times, and went back to my del.icio.us bookmarks back then and found all but a time-capsule. My old web addresses (limoure.servebeer.com), a link to my first hosted site (kaecyus-drake.net), my Myspace (pre-Timberlake), and even my old VampireFreaks Profile! It had been deleted of course, but the memories were still there.
And then I came across a picture that made stop. I had pictures of all my old friends, but then I found one of me. One of me way back when.
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I’m bringing back the Five Minute Rants as a way to get things written that would normally just get lost in my head later in the day. I don’t keep a notebook with me (something I really should do), so I’ll just throw five minutes into an entry and see how it is. Then either develop it into a full entry or correct the spelling and grammar, put an image on and post it as a 5MR. Five Minute Rants are literally that, and should be seen as raw presentation of an abruptly formed opinion.
I believe that a support character should at least attempt to support. I played Priest in Ragnarok Online, a Cleric, Chanter and a support based Spiritmaster in Aion Online, Volus in Mass Effect, even down to support builds in Call of Duty and Chromehounds, yet there are people who still think it is best to go it alone. You know that I like Awesomenauts, right? Well Voltar is the support specialist. There are people who will say that Yuri is also a support character given that he can use his powers to heal people, but Voltar is the only support character that has no offensive weapon by default. This means that he can only support at the start of the game. He heals, he gets Solar and only then can get upgrades to defend himself.
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Yes, I’m late to the party. I’m used to that already. Honestly though, to anyone and everyone that visits this blog I wish a Happy New Year, and I hope the hard work you put in this year is rewarded in kind.
I wanted to write something last night but the fact was that I couldn’t get it down properly. It’s about my New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve not written them down in a public format like this before so I figured I’d get it right. I’m going to do three. One for me, one for other people, and a goal.
- For me, it’s Procrastinate Less. I’m not saying don’t procrastinate at all, because that’s impossible for someone like me. The irony in writing an article mentioning New Year, Resolutions and Procrastination in an entry on January 2nd isn’t lost on me either. I’m going to make a promise to post something here at least once every two weeks. If I can do it weekly then that’s great but 26 blog posts in a year is nowhere near as outlandish as doing one a day like a lot of people do. Even if it’s just posting a video I uploaded or something similar, it’s worth noting.
- For others, it’s Appreciate More. This is more in the sense of my attitude. I’m a perfectionist but I won’t say that during a job interview. I will tell the truth and say that I worry about the little things too much to notice the big things going wrong. Wood for the trees, glass for the windows, that sort of thing. I need to see the general picture more and encourage myself to act on that, rather than the little things that get on my nerves. And work shouldn’t be that place full of little things going wrong. I need to put a bottleneck on my criticism and appreciate what people do more.
- And for a goal, I want to Lose my Remaining L-Plates. The red ‘L’ emblazoned on the front and back of Ezzy are a target for drivers who think they can push me around on the road because they’re bigger. Fact is I got my full car licence last year. This year I want to get my full bike licence.
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