Week 4 – Tethering & Winter Weather In
They cut our phonelines! Downtime! And so the week started via cellphone, which I realized (not) soon enough I could actually 'tether' to my computer! Use as a wireless modem! Make things a whole lot easier! In a week's time I've used over 3/4 of my monthly allotment, despite careful consideration on what to use this valuable mobile bandwidth for, staying away from most media, with plugins disabled by default as to not bring forth any unexpected losses. Might have to actually buy some mobile broadband until this blows over and Telia manage to fix their issue. Wifog isn't bad as a free alternative (if you happen to live in Sweden), but regular mobile bandwidth only lasts so long when applied to normal computer work!
In other news, a mysterious Frenchman who goes by the name of Dr. Pixel is attempting to review all games on NG this year, and just reviewed one I'd beta-tested! Short video review here for those interested. I did point out the flaws he mentions (the mentions I understand - the review's in French and automatic translation isn't helping) during my beta testing reports, but a tester only has so much power. Fun idea with video reviews on even the most obscure games though: they're the ones who need them most!
On the blog I've posted 6 reviews and some music. In life I've worked, shoveled snow, biked once in a soggy mush of melting snow that jammed the mudguards until I had to pedal even when I was going downhill, and occasionally stop and ease away masses of packed snow and salt with a wooden ice cream stick I happened to have in my pocket. On Thursday I decided on a whim to weight lift like there was no tomorrow and spent the day after in lumbago limbo contemplating potential kidney stones when maybe... it was no more than muscle soreness. Hope I'm not slowly morphing into a hypochondriac here!
Spent Friday at a tortilla party where the host accidentally spilled a batch of stew on my bright white T-shirt, and Saturday playing digital Minigolf with a buddy while most of the family partook in dinner table socializing downstairs. Not much to report otherwise. It's been a considerably better stretch of days than the previous, and I'm feeling devious, mischievous, like there's an outlet of craze to heave and free of us and besiege the world with until we reap the dust. Until next week!