Category Archives: wasting time
Got tired of hacking and slashing, so instead moved to downloading and configuring files I don’t understand
Skyrim was getting a bit boring, and KSP is back to that point where I have pretty much unlocked all the parts and rumors of the next update are circulating, so I installed Fallout 3 again to shake things up. Of course, when I install Fallout 3 I have to install as many mods as I can. 24 hours later I’m still trying to configure the mods so they play nice and I haven’t actually started a game yet. You can definitely see the progress in game design from Fallout 3 to Skyrim when it comes to mods–I have never had any conflicts or problems with anything in Skyrim, but Fallout, being 3 years older, shows it’s age. Oh well, I can feel myself getting close–it doesn’t immediately crash when I turn it on!
And anyone else who loves to drop the beet:
Woo, got my Prophet 6.0091 (name that reference, kiddies!) to Duna last night. Two landers, two probes, a tug module and a laboratory module, with an engine module discarded in interplanetary space on the way there. A regular tower of power, if I do say so myself. Way more interesting than watching a bunch of people I don’t care about wave flags at each other on the TV.
Meanwhile, in real life:
Specifically, my want list. There are several things near the top of my list, but they are all kind of vague wants with no substance behind them, with various states of practicality. And though I would never be one to say something like “Why would you want to spend money on something so stupid as [_____]?” in my own life there are limited funds, and the closer you get to practical the closer I get to seriously thinking of laying down cash. With that being said, my list as it stands currently contains a few things closer to the practical side, and a few things closer to the silly. I would welcome any thoughts anyone might have.
On the practical side, at work once the snow melts I’ll be doing quite a bit up in the mountains, where the landowner keeps saying “Oh yeah, I see lots of bears up here.” Black bears, at least, but I still doubt the snubbie is the ideal solution if I’m standing alone at the survey laser (sadly, it’s powerful enough to measure distances of several hundred yards by bouncing off of rocks and sticks, but not enough to set a bear on fire) and hear rustling behind me. Things being what they are, a long gun isn’t an option here, either, so, I was thinking about a .357, just because it would also be something that I want for in anyway (I will get a GP100 someday, dogonnit) and for cross compatibility with all my .38 stuff I already have, but it seems that the internet says (after sifting through the usual forums with a fine-mesh screen) “Ok for hunting bears, bad for self defense from bears,” which seems fair to me. Soooo… .44 Magnum has been on my want list, as well, just doesn’t have any of that crossover appeal with my already-in-stock stuff… (And before you say anything, I’m going to have bear spray, too)
Moving down the list, I’d really like to pick up a .17 something-or-another for gophers down at my grandpa’s farm. Seems that there are several different calibers in that diameter, but I can’t sort marketing hype from performance. Did see that Ruger is going to be making a rimfire version of it’s American Rifle in .17 HMR…
And before I get too far into non-practical territory, I really ought to buy a lightweight red dot for the CAV-15.
Wouldn’t mind building a new AR, maybe in some other funny caliber? Just because. Speaking of funny calibers, that .300 Blackout Handi Rifle is just ridiculous enough that I’ve wanted one ever since I first read about it.
And speaking of “just because,” I’ve always wanted one of Ruger’s scout rifles.
Someday I ought to look into buying a full-size Glock, but at this point in CO politics it’s kinda pointless to look at anything evil evil EEEEEVILLLL that would be over the 15 rd limit (and I’m back to putting another point in on the revolver idea!)
And from the revolver idea, I still want a .357 lever action. And speaking of lever guns, I want one of each. Ever. In calibers. Lots of calibers. And a million dollars. And a pony…
And the 21a is still on my list, but seems to have been moved down quite a ways for some reason. And on the pocket gun subject, I haven’t ever jumped on any .380 bandwagons before, and hearing that there’s 1000000+ LCP’s out there reminds me how close I was to buying one of those little guys for my first gun instead of Mr. XD9-SC…
That pretty much covers everything I’m thinking right now. Seems that the revolver thing is what’s dominating the game at the moment, with a major split between .357 and .44 mag, and .17 right behind them. Guess I should go and make sure the gun store guys know I’m still in town…
Don’t have anything to say, and don’t care. I may have something later, but probably not.
This is awesome. I lack the skills and knowledge to make such a thing, but I would be more than willing to buy something that gave me a big red button to press when I wanted to launch a rocket in Kerbal Space Program.
Never never ever get the words “decimeter” and “decimator” mixed up.
So we have a big pipe fitting that needs to be returned to the company who shipped it to us (mispackage), and the office is right next to the UPS shipping center, so I went over there to ask them how they’d suggest returning it. The nice lady there told me just to tape up the (beat up) box it came in and send it back that way. Little did I know how much the government shutdown affects… oh wait, yeah it doesn’t affect UPS shipping centers at all.
When I got back, my mother sent me an email from the local Mexican church that makes and sells delicious delicious tamales as a monthly fundraiser, and asked if I wanted any. I said “I thought they wouldn’t be able to do that this time because of how the government shut down.” Oh wait, no I didn’t say that. I said “YES PLEASE.” Government shutdowns don’t affect tamales.
Then I started writing a blog post about how the government shutdown had ruined some of the day to day things in my life, but I realized that because of the government shutdown, the internet wasn’t working, so I couldn’t work towards my new goal of 4,000 posts (passed 3,500 a couple weeks ago!). Oh wait, no, that’s not right. The internet is still here and wasting our time just as much as usual.
Who knew that government shutdowns would be so hard to live through?
And the ending… oh that ending. So glad this wasn’t for 2001 Flight Simulator…