Hooray for downtime!

So it’s getting a little predictable really. It’s Wednesday, and it’s afternoon, so Second Life is down for upgrade. Lot’s of nice new shiny stuff to play with, or so we’re told. Well, bug fixes anyway. We’ll have to wait and see, I suppose. Whatever!

Anyway it’s down. The weather’s hot and life is good. The IRC channel is bouncing like a club with camping sexballs, and the forums are producing more drama than an entire series of Big Brother. The only thing missing is wine, and that’s in the fridge, cooling. Oh, and ice-cream… damn, I knew I forgot something.

Hrm, next door’s cat is looking at me from the lawn as if it thinks I’m a mouse or something. I’m not, honest.

Oh well, back into the fray. Happy waiting, people… 🙂

Hot!

Well, it is… hot, very…

It’s I guess the one positive thing about being out of work right now. I can’t think of a better time. Not that I want to be out of work at all, you understand, but if I have to be, then now’s the right time. I mean, it’s not easy to live on £50 a week when you have to give more than that to the bank to cover the loan on the house… but still, that’ll be done soon too, new house, less to pay… and all good… just have to survive til the move.

Of course, I’m moving far enough that it’s making finding a new job hard. I can’t get one here since I won’t be here more than a month or two… and I can’t get one there yet cos it’s too far to commute until I move. So it’s temping or work from home for now… if I can get them. Which so far, I can’t!

Still, the weather’s nice. Spending the days out in the sun wearing very little… just the way it should be.

You know what I need though, a nice look for SL… a new bikini or swimsuit… but not too slutty. Any ideas? Willow maybe, you’re the shopping queen? I like some of Aces, but I don’t want them that revealing… Anyway, any ideas will be looked at… thanks.

It’s been an odd week. I seem to have lost one close friend, which is bad and I hope we can make it up soon, but on the other hand, a friend I lost about a year ago has come back and we’re having some fun chats again online and that’s great!

And speaking of old friends… it’s less than a week to Marilyn Murphy’s 3rd rezday… If you read this Mari… Happy Rezday!

Anyway, I’m off back to the sun for a bit… unless I burn, in which case I’ll no doubt whine here….

Upgrades

I had planned to upgrade my PC over time, as the year ends. You know the routine… SATA drives to replace the old IDE PATAs, flat screens to replace the CRTs, better CD/DVD drives, maybe even a BLU-Ray or HD… and then, when I’m ready, a new CPU/Mobo, RAM and Graphics card, while relegating the old bits to running a backup machine.

But,, and here’s the clincher, I may not be able to wait that long now. I have an Althlon XP 2600+ siting in an ABIT AN-7 with nforce 2 chipset, which to be honest is quite a nice little system. The north-bridge fan has ceased working and it’s unseasonably hot outside. Now, sure I may be able to get a new fan, and maybe the other multitude of fans I have in there will keep it cool enough… but I can’t be certain of that.

So basically I want advice. Is such a fan out there? Would it be cheaper to get a new AN-7 than get a new fan fitted? I mean, it’s not exactly a state of the art board so it could be pretty cheap to replace… Ideas?

It’s official, I suck!

Must be true. I have only one talent, and that’s in driving away my friends.

Only a few days ago, I had a fight on the forums with Kris Ritter. It wasn’t even a big one, but I ended up calling her a bigot. Now of course, she isn’t talking to me, so I don’t even know if she received my apology. I hate it when that happens.