Rant, rant, rant

...and additional fun...

A few things acquired!
Sly icon
dar_han
I've spent quite a lot this month.



First, I had huge problems with my computer: even with an additional power unit, it would randomly crash and/or freeze, when it even booted to begin with. After narrowing down the symptoms, I figured that either the power unit or the graphics card was the culprit. Just to be safe, I decided to replace both. Except, the card was an aGP one… meaning that I needed to replace the motherboard if I were to get a new (PCIe) card.

So, I just went and replaced most components, since the computer need an update anyway. I got a new motherboard, CPU, RAM modules, graphics card, power unit and even a new DVD burner. The computer is now still kinda on the low-to-mid end by international standards, but it's much steadier and much more powerful than the previous one.



I'd also wanted to replace my 9-year-old Microsoft SideWinder Joystick for a while. It had already broken several times before, and I always managed to fix it. It broke again last week (trigger stopped working), and I can probably fix it again anyway, but what the heck… I went and bought a Logitech Attack 3. Note that, due to importation taxes and various factors (and the shop being dishonest), I bought it at almost 4 times the price listed on that site.



Last but not least, I got myself a custom-made drawing table. Photos under the cutCollapse )

The carpenter made it in about two weeks, which isn't bad at all considering that I had no plans to begin with.



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I hate housecleaning
Erkhyan
dar_han
On Mom's insistance, I spent the afternoon cleaning and tidying up my room. I should really have worn something against dust inhalation *cough*. It was also a tiresome enough task that I unexpectedly found myself taking a one-hour nap. Oh well. Need a shower now.



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Personnality test
Erkhyan
dar_han
Okay, for the sake of posting something and not letting this account sleep for weeks again, I took that personality test that’s been going around.

Have at it.Collapse )

Test link: http://www.signalpatterns.com/psych_central/



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I sense a pattern here…
Dar'Han
dar_han
I let almost two months pass by again >.<

Nothing more's changed here, sadly. Stress to the max.

Also: spambots. Their "Nice post! Please write more!" comments would be annoying on their own, but they get really annoying when they keep showing up on all of my most depressive posts. I hope I'm writing this right (if not, blame Google): Пошел на хуй, спам!



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1461
Longing
dar_han
Eek, two months since I last posted here. Truth is, I could never write more than a few short sentences at a time during that period, and I always found these more appropriate to Facebook more than Dreamwidth (or Livejournal).

So what's been news in these two months? Well, mostly, a slew of potential health problems, be they physical (need to get checked for diabetes) or psychological (I might be depressive). Also, spectacular bouts of bad luck ranging from getting all the tricky projects at work, to serious problems erupting on all four family computers in the space of two days, to missing an occasion to reunite with former classmates due to freakin' passing out at work.

So what's with 1461? Well, it's just that, as of a few minutes ago (around 14:30EAT), worksinreallife and I have been an item for exactly 4 years, or 1461 days. The fact that it's our fourth anniversary on opposite sides of the world might have played a role in my psychological state… I really hope things get better soon.



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I need a break, or I'll break
Longing
dar_han
The last weeks have been difficult. I've been overworked, had a lot of unexpected and unwelcome expenses. I've seen my best chance at moving in with worksinreallife vanish for this year, with my only remaining chance being a lottery with a 2% chance of succeeding.

Nick's computer died, which means he's been invading my room daily to use my computer instead. Last sunday, my nap was interrupted by the arrival of his metalhead friends. Then the night after, the karaoke next door played until well into the early morning, which wrecked my sleep schedule. I've been pretty much physically KO-ed since.

Then I worked a full 12 hours today despite feeling mentally and physically exhausted. Then the ride home didn't quite reach home, and I had to walk some distance under the rain, sans umbrella, while looking out for possible attacks by a pack of dogs that's been terrorizing the neighborhood for a while.

Then I got told that Blotchie had broken my nightlight. Not too bad, I guess? But then I realized that Peluche had completely chewed through the expensive, less-than-two-weeks-old network cable I used to get online with the laptop. And to add to injury, he also shat on what remained of the cable (and on the carpet too).

At that point, I snapped. I just had enough energy to fetch the last reserve network cable I had, and only because I needed to talk to worksinreallife to avoid completely breaking down under the pressure.

I'll still probably cry myself to sleep or something, but I'm glad I could catch him online between two classes. As usual, we didn't talk long enough for each other's tastes, but well... I needed that.

Now to focus on surviving until I'm allowed to take some time off work in ten days.



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What goes up... still goes up.
Erkhyan
dar_han
As of last night, gas prices here have reached $5.91 per gallon (I did the conversion for you US folks). Now, I'd actually like to hear again about the people who complain about $3-$4 prices while living in a country with standards of living an order of magnitude higher than our own.



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Public transportation in Antananarivo is dangerous
Dar&#39;Han
dar_han
This morning, the bus I was in decided to suddenly start up while people where still boarding. The driver then raced to catch up with a colleague of his and, very willingly, almost rammed the other vehicle. Only quick reflexes from the other driver avoided the collision, and I swear I saw that wing mirror flash a couple of feet past my face at 35mph. Why did the driver do that? Well, he wasn't too happy the other bus got ahead of him, so he endangered the lives of three dozen passengers to let the other driver know.

The same bus then proceeded to stop as often and as long as possible to gather more passengers, doubling the duration of the trip and understandably making a lot of people late for work.

And during that trip, a clumsy old man boarded the bus and dropped his bag next to me. The machete contained within burst out and almost stabbed my leg. Who the hell boards a bus with a machete?



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Puppy pics, batch 2
Erkhyan
dar_han
Enjoy!



5 more photos under the cutCollapse )



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Where I thought no man had the right to go before
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dar_han
Well, I might be late to the party, but:



I'm trying to decide whether I should laugh or cringe.



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