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( Jun. 16th, 2005 03:29 pm)
Home sick today, watching Cabaret. They don't make movies like that anymore.
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( Mar. 10th, 2000 12:03 pm)
Work again, and again bored. There seems to be very little to do right now. The stock price is way up, which makes me happy, becuase if it stays there, I'll be rich on leaving. So I'm spodding, and reading House of Leaves on iuniverse.com, which is excellent, and poking around other stuff curiously.

I want to learn more PHP, but I'm not in the mood.

I went through my campaign notebooks last night, and out of curiousity, tried to figure out how long it would take me to wrap up the campaign NOW, without any other material. 27 sessions, I discovered. At an average four sessions a month, that's more than six months. That's into September.

I'm going to have to start other campaigns in the meantime - Faction War, when I get hold of it, and possibly the Middle Kingdoms game, just to get SOME of this stuff out of my head. And then there's Other Dublinto write more of... and all of the now two Sanctuary lists to read a backlog from. And it's a huge backlog.

So much to do, so little of it essential, so much of it essential.

I'm amazed, sometimes, by the amount of stuff I can hold in my head. Writing up Innard's Wardlast night, the spell description went on for two foolscap pages. My hand was cramping, and the pen ran out of ink. And before I started, I thought a paragraph or two would cover it.

Speaking of cramps, I woke up last night with a bastardof a cramp in my left calf. Could barely walk this morning. Add that to a coughing fit, and the overall effect was not pleasant. I do wish I could shake this cold once and for all. Maybe sleeping in over the weekend will deal with it.

Lunchtime, eh? Cheese sandwiches. For some reason, cheese tastes really really good these days. Nothing fancy. Red Cheddar. Not even very red. Almost as good as buttered eggs, and the pancakes from last night. And tea and coffee. Simple tastes. Right now, I would killfor a bowl of stew and some brown bread. I'd maim for soup. And I'm sure there's soup in the canteen, but I'm too lazy and too broke to investigate. Yes, I'll maim for it, but only if I don't have to move.
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( Mar. 8th, 2000 11:58 am)
Back in work. Ugh. Network connection horrible. Ugh. Still coughing. More ugh. Just ugh in general.

There is some stuff to be done - mostly forms and things. I can't imagine how they're going to work these things after we're gone...

Have exchanged mail with Ivan in CSR, so I'm expecting something back anytime soon.

Nina just discovered that there is a Baldur's Gate II coming out soon. 'puter games don't come out fast enough, that's the problem. Especially the replayable type - ones that are customisable, or replayable, or whatever. I'm thinking here mainly of Civ, which you can play again and again (and again and again and again...) and the forthcoming Neverwinter Nights. Drool.

I'm thinking strongly of running Faction War as a summer campaign or something, for when people don't have essays and similar crap to worry about, and we can generate new characters at fifth level or so and run from there. This is mostly Nina's suggestion, but I do like the sound of it. I might even invite in some new players, since the world isn't going to be that personalised or anything.

It'd mean some calculating, though, since the Faction War events would need to take place, from the Davonian point of view, some years in the future. Maybe even a totally separate setting, or something...

I've been reading the Neverwinter Nights boards for a bit, and there does seem to be a fair amount of intent to create new modules and adventures and campaign settings, so that will at least be expandable. I fully intend to put scenarios up for download...

I wonder if anyone has developed Starcraft scenarios or campaigns for downloading... must go look.
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( Mar. 6th, 2000 11:54 am)
[archive entry; from diaryland]

Ugh.
I've been home all day, not in work. Sore throat, sore head, dizzy when I stand up. But I wrote a second chapter of Other Dublin, and played more Civ. Kicked Chinese and Viking butt. Damn Jamaaicans're gonna stomp all over me in the late game, though - the chart is the rest of us at about ten degrees out of the horizontal, and the Jamaicans at about forty-five. Fun.

Nina says it was really hot outside, blazing sunshine. I barely registered the sunshine, to be honest - too focussed on the screen.

Got the Official Letter of Job OfferingTMfrom Kerna. 19K, as Junior Networking Engineer or somesuch. Unless I get a ridiculously good offer from elsewhere, I'll be going there. I was supposed to interview for Critical Path today, but it's been put off until Wednesday lunchtime. I MP3'd Welcome to Earthlast night. Really must remember to get the rest of the MP3s off my work machine and onto dogma or somewhere else safe like that.

If there's enough between layoff money and share options, I might stretch to a new computer - so that there's one for each of us in the house. I'm trying to make up my mind whether I want another desktop or a laptop. I'm notgetting a Vaio or anything - too small a keyboard.

And then there's the need for extra hardware for this box - the CD drive is on the verge of falling over, and we could really do with a modem that's not a Winmodem. So we can finally put a Linux on it.

My head is too full of Other Dublinstuff to think clearly about anything else, but Nina says that if I want to read that history book, I gotta do it tonight, as it goers back tomorrow. Such hardship...
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( Mar. 5th, 2000 12:00 pm)
[archive entry; from diaryland]

It's sunny outside, and even though I'm sure it's chilly out there, I'd like to be there. But I have a cold, third or fourth this winter, and so I'm stuck inside. I've been tinkering with HTML for these pages and for my own, and answering some old email, and deleting more.

There's also a bizarre routing thing preventing me from getting directly to dogma, unless I go via magmom in London. Most odd. I'm starting to like ssh more than telnet - it seems cleaner or something.

I'd love to know WHY I've gotten so many colds this year. Used to be I got one, if that, every winter. I blame the central heating, cos that's the main difference between here and homehome - we have it here.

I'm listening to the Apoptygma Berzerk CD that Dee won last night, and will go on to the sampler I won in a bit. The Dominion Crew weren't too impressed with the sampler, so I'm leaving that 'til last. Welcome to Earthis cool, though.

I wrote the first section of the first story for Other Dublinthis morning, and I might write the next if I'm bored. This series features a spooky kid, literally, called Leery. I want to develop the technomage concpet too, before anyone else gets thier hands on it.

I want a new 'puter game. I finished Torment a few days ago, and could, I suppose, play again. And I do have a demo of Age of Wonders, which I haven't defeated yet, and I have yet to even start on Brood Wars. Civ just doesn't cut it... anyone who wants to take me on in an email game of CTP, drop me a line, please :) But yeah, I want Neverwinter Nights, like now.

Ah well. Brood Wars will do.
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