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Yesterday Was The Best Day

I had a free day yesterday, and it was incredible. I got so much done.

It's all relative of course, but I did catch up with these, fix some stubborn old pre-summer Hexalist problems, take two long walks, compose a creative family dinner and get my Wacom set up for some late night doodling in a belated attempt at catching up with October's Inktober challenge... but then the problems started popping up.

The Wacom wouldn't work. Touch sensitivity was on all the time, so even if you were hovering over the pad the brush would keep brushing. I tried different programs. I tried different settings. I tried different cables. Maybe a reboot might fix it? So I thought, but by then the night was night so I thought I'd give that a try today. Timely optimist I am, yeah...

I ran a new Hexalist scan during the day too, but when I decided to open the snapshot and compose the update... it was blank. Three hours scan time gave me a CSV full of zeroes. After a moment of total disarray I figured it's probably due to the recent switch from HTTP to HTTPS on NG, but changing all HTTP instances in the .ini config file made the program suddenly not recognize the .ini file anymore. The setting seems to be hard-coded, so I sent the creator a message and am waiting for a response on that...

I also booked a two hour bowling session this weekend, fixed a dinner reservation deal for two at a pretty fancy restaurant and read up on the Electric Fair, which a buddy told me about. Basically it's a fair about electricity. An optimal opportunity to walk around and talk to people and maybe collect some free stuff. I checked travel times, and work times, and other times, and was all set to book the tickets (which were free, I should mention), but apparently it was only for representatives from the industry and the public sector. Whoops. That does mean I get to get up two hours later than I would've gotten up if we would have gone to this thing though, tomorrow, so it's not all idle disappointment.

I fixed a month old bank account issue too, responded to month old correspondence, bottled branches of dried Moroccan mint, went through papers, caught up with my diary, and 100 Words, and housing queues, and took a cold shower, and shaved... okay now I'm just making it seem like I did as much as I can possibly make it seem like I did. I'm omitting all the bathroom breaks though, and lunch, and other stuff. I did do a lot though! I really did!

The one thing I didn't have time left for were the final few episodes of RE Revelations, which I recently rediscovered for the 3DS (my first run was via PC), but I did finish the last of my Naruto manga instead. A slightly less time-consuming task, and one that had me shut the lights a full hour before I usually do. Final accomplishment: drastic bedtime routine improvement!

I started the day with a walk, and ended with one too. By then the sun was a spot of gold on the horizon, hiding behind a wall of bulrush that flickered in the wind. It was more like a storm, actually. A sun storm. Yellow leaves whirled with the wind and were lit up by the rays of gold and white. Autumn weather. Beautiful. It really was the best day.

Musicalish #215

Just some new and old good stuff in musical form! Goose yourself.

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Fight For The Bight!

Fight the blight here! Or here! Go care.

Renaine

Renaine

Feel like backing something? Maybe something like this? Like an entertaining, nostalgic, crisp, creative; fresh little retro platformer RPG for all adventure game fans alike? It's just $1 to get your name in the credits. ;) Or more for other perks, like the game. Second chance.

I'm really not getting paid for these plugs btw. It's all stuff I like. And I love that Kickstarter spirit that brings people together in creating creative works where the community is part of the process, sharing together in the blood, sweat and tears required to fledge out a fully functional and fantastic fantasy game! Third one for shares! Cheers.

7000 Posts!

7000 Posts!

We just reached 7,000 posts! Huzzah! Banzai! Oohrah! Yay!

That's thirteen years at a pace of over five hundred posts per year! And the first year doesn't really count. There was no blog then.

It's a bit more than a year since the last four-digit-with-three-trailing-zeroes accomplishment - which was less than a year after the previous, but I'm still pretty happy with this pace. Weekly project posts instead of daily ones might have slowed the tempo a bit, as well as the lack of weeklies, though I think I've made up for a bit of those with posts in other categories, like plenty of music.

As far as post counts go 2014 was by far the most active year, followed closely by 2016 and 2009, with 2015 and 2010 each a bit further down. All other years are far below, and at the current pace this year will be just above that average, though I do have a backlog of drafts and older content waiting to be put online so... who knows. Time's the limit.

2017 might not be a year competing in the contenders for most post top spots, but there's been plenty of interesting things going on lately, and I hope that's reflected in the reads. Quality, not quantity! I hypocrize.

What is impressive however is that I've written an additional quarter million words since the last one! That's a 25% increase in words posted, despite this being just a 14.2% increase in total posts. Longer but lesser posts? Between 2015 and 2016 the word count rose by just 150,000, and before that... who knows. I assume less, considering there's plenty of years between which to split the first million.

In other statual news we also recently hit 2000 comments, 1111 reviews, and 7500 downloads - the latter which, considering my download links are still a big mess and mostly non-existent, is a surprising feat! Probably all thanks to search bots.

But statual post accomplishments or no, I'm happy to still be writing at a steady pace; chronicling life on such a regular basis. CDB's 13 year anniversary is what we should really be celebrating, right? Though next year sounds like a better number, double lucky number seven and all. And if the post rate drastically increases: maybe another thousand post landmark as well! Until then.

Ball Breaker Bowling Again!

So I went bowling again! Same place. Some discount. I got some...

The Strikes

and a few of these!

The Spares

Also some of these odd ones,

The Circles

and unfortunately also these.

The Dashes

It was at this place again:

The Place

5 games and 1 unfinished. 530 points. 106 average. 146 tops. Though some were a close call... I won just 2 this time! Good run though. If you want to see the holy sheet you'll find it here.

I didn't play with any broken balls this time. All lanes were full. Full steam. Plenty of distraction. Good practice. Also I thought I went here back in March as well... oh right I did. Unfamiliar title! Next Sunday's up too... maybe. It's their final day with discount potential. Potential for: revenge...

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