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Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Road to Recovery

I used to be quite an avid gamer, I loved playing video games on my PC, I did a lot of that for a few years. Both online and single player, everything from Doom in the early days to Quake, Everquest, Anarchy Online, Asherons Call, Halo and more. It's something that I had put away for the past few years though, too many other interests got in the way. I always had to have computers faster than anything you could buy to satisfy my gaming needs, which meant I had to build my own with hand-picked high-performance parts like high end video cards, RAID hard drive arrays, gobs of ultra fast memory, etc.

About a month ago my fastest video card in my fastest computer took a major dump and the PC died on me so I was forced to buy a new one. My first choice was so problematic with spontaneous reboots and random memory errors I had to bring it back after a few days. I went out and bought another card and it seems to be working fine after a week of hammering it with the recently released Quake 4. There's something very satisfying about mowing down hundreds of evil alien monsters that are hell bent on Earth's destruction in a realistic 3D environment. Blood, gore and ultra-violence is the way to go!






I'm not sure why I had the sudden urge to go buy a new video game, maybe it was just to see what this new card could do. The one that it replaced cost over $400, the new one was less than $100 and it's much faster than the old one by far. Yeah, I'm still a kid, just older and not any wiser! It has been a lot of fun though and my surgery is nearly fully healed.

Which is a good thing, maybe the gaming helped keep my mind off the pain, soon I'll be able to lift things again! LOL Tomorrow is the doctor's appointment for the follow up from the surgery. Maybe he'll declare me "healthy" again, that would be nice and I can move on to bigger and better things, I'm tired of feeling like my life is in a constant state of stagnation. I think the thing that bothers me the most though is that I'm having a hard time feeling the "funny", there's not much that I like better than writing stuff to this here blog with something silly, stupid or humorous in some way. I'll be glad when my funny bone gets healed up!

Oh well, time to fire up some Quake 4, the Earth is in danger once again! You guys have a great Memorial Day weekend, buckle up, stay safe, drink one for me!