Can’t really explain how this ended up being the final result but… yeah.
I survived my first day back at work. Needless to say everything was batshit crazy as expected. Still haven’t heard anything back on the job front, but I haven’t given up yet. In the meantime I’ll just keep doing my thing.
We Americans call 911 for the strangest reasons when really we shouldn’t. Like when a fast food joint runs out of Chicken, or in this case when Facebook goes down.
Stupid, pathetic behavior.
So yeah… I haven’t really made anything in awhile. I haven’t figured out when I’ll get back into it. During my vacation I’ve mainly been nerding off like this or playing games (if you can’t tell by looking at my steam stats). Speaking of games I was looking for some stuff in my junk drawer and found my old Game Boy Advance! I found a couple of my old Mario games for it (Super Mario Bros 2 Advance and Mario Kart) and it remembered my progress! I’m contemplating finding more games for them. Ebay has them for dirt cheap. It’s something for me to consider.
Today was the first day of some vacation time. Spent quite a bit of it playing BroForce with my bro and just relaxing in general.
But yeah, the cooperative gameplay in broforce was fun. I died more times than I’m willing to admit, and so did my brother. There were sooooo many explosions going on and half the time I kept getting confused between which character was which. But it was still fun! We played using a couple of controllers.
Ugh… Too tired to talk about work. Between people having a raging hard on to get me cashier trained and the annoying redneck tourists I’ve been slowly waiting for my vacation to start so I can stay the fuck away from there and hopefully get my name around to some other lines of work.
On a brighter note I did come home to my computer in a brand new case all ready and waiting for me (with an Icy Dock!) It was nice of my dad to surprise me like that. I’ll post pictures of it soon. I’m currently planning to get different accessories for the tower. Unfortunately I have to get a new media bay since it won’t fit properly, but at least they’re cheap. Might also get a 2nd Icy Dock so I can swap another set of drives.
Oh, and forgot to mention it but I got MOUL running under Linux through Wine the other night. I was bored and figured… why not? It runs quite nicely. Maybe next I should install premiere pro and see how long it takes for my distro to do a complete meltdown.
Not only that, the desktop side of steam has it’s own music player. So that’s cool that they have more than just the big picture side. It worked fine for me while I used it in the closed beta, but I don’t really listen to music much while in big picture mode unless it’s specifically for music.
But yeah! The player for the desktop side is pretty nice. It even seems to work with my Logitech keyboard! I can pause, start, stop and skip with button presses.
Yesterday morning before retiring to my bed to slumber I had some interesting phone calls that were left on the answering machine. Apparently I was supposed to start my cashier training yesterday, on my day off… First the trainer called wondering why I wasn’t at work, then my boss who wrote my schedule called telling me I was late (what a laugh), and then about 30 minutes later she called again telling me there was some sort of “scheduling conflict” and that I “was right for not coming in” and “if I could, come in ASAP for training” which I then proceeded to raise my middle finger up to the ceiling, make a pot of tea, and promptly went to sleep. They want me to come in and clean up their mistake? Fuck them.
When I did wake up in the afternoon though I called about a half hour after the training ended for the day (because timing is everything) and they told me that I have my regular schedule back and will have to be rescheduled for the training which can take some time. I’ll have to thank my boss for the most epic fuckup ever witnessed. This buys me some time to write more applications to other places. I even managed to get a hair appointment in finally. Today was just a really, really good day.