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363:20:08 and how does Ablation X fit in here?

The numbers in the title, that’s approximately how much time in days:hours:minutes I have left before I turn 30.


It’s not like I’m going to die, not like Dean from Supernatural is going to (he so is going to hell, I’m tellin’ ya), but still, it’s depressing. And also the opposite (name the word). It’s both at the same time. Now. I’ll tell you more about it in, well… about a year?

And Ablation X fits in here like a wild goose fits on a windshield, but that’s just the way things are around here. I’ve created the Ablation X page in the Games section and it doesn’t show in the RSS feed, so I’m giving you a heads up here – ABLATION X GAME PAGE. Moving on.

I’ve received some weird, but very awesome gifts this year (author’s note: for my birthday). Mostly money. Which I can’t have. But I can buy myself new clothes for the given amount of it. Because I look like a tramp, according to my mother. And she’s afraid that I’d use the money for something else than clothes if she gave it to me for reals. And she’s absolutely right. Do you have any idea how difficult it is for me to find these three things: pants, hoodie, sneakers? By the time I find those that I like, it’ll be Christmas. And it’s not that I don’t like shopping, I’m your regular 16 year old giggly (is that a word?) girl when it comes to it, but I really can’t make myself buy something I’m not in love with from the moment I laid (*giggle*) my eyes on it. Oh, I’m so emo sometimes.

And in category “Cool birthday presents which are not money”, we have three beautiful items:

“How to get your music in film & TV” by Richard Jay (thanks, hon!)
American McGee’s Alice and Cheshire Cat ACTION FIGURES (not dolls, as Nenad calls them)  (again, thanks, hon!)
American McGee’s Alice t-shirt – megaultrafabulous! (and again, thanks, hon!)

I can’t wait for Alice: the movie, but sadly, it seems it could take another decade for it to come to life. And although SMG->SMP is not getting any younger, I’d still like to see her play Alice. But I must say, Summer Glau sounds like a great idea for a replacement.

I have a preliminary exam at 8:30 AM tomorrow so I’ll call it a day now and go watch Star Trek Voyager.. Digital reproduction photography. Colors. On a freakin saturday morning. Bloody hell. I’m going to fail miserably, don’t worry.

Don’t forget to make a happy face when staring at yourself in the mirror in the morning, it really helps ;)

Just another Easter afternoon

No, no — I’m still 27.

And I’ve got a new pair of jeans and a coat. Yeah.
Tom Tailor and Urban Republic have been gentle to my wallet, I got both for less than $150.

Nothing new in the music department, but I’ve been recording sounds around town with the Zoom H4 which I’ve bought a couple of weeks ago. Great little gadget, if only it had better microphone preamps and no "silent beep" problems, I’d be willing to pay $50 or even a $100 more for it. Good thing it has XLR inputs. All in all – it’s a $300 bargain, highly recommended.

I guess I’ll be uploading stuff to my Freesound page quite frequently from now on, so please go visit it once in a while :)

Before I forget: Zoom H2 will cost $200, fit in your hand and record in 5.1 surround. Nice.

I’ve bought a new computer too, but don’t tell my parents. ‘Rogue’ (2.6 P4, 1GB RAM, Abit IS7-V, Radeon 9800) was getting very tired, very slow, and very noisy. So ‘Fray’ (C2D 2.13, 2GB RAM, Gigabyte 965P-DS3, Nvidia 7600GS) took its place, and ‘Rogue’ is chilling on a side now, enjoying the retirement.
I’m happy with the investment, it’s damn fast and very responsive. I can go as low as 2ms (but keeping it at healthy 7ms) with latency in Reason, Nuendo and Kontakt 2 with Audigy 4 (at 48k/24bit) — and that’s quite a difference, looking back at the >40ms I used to work with. Also, the PSU that came with the case is absolutely silent, it’s almost freaking me out. I got used to ~30dB the old one used to produce :)

I’m still waiting for the first "Buffy Season 8" comic to appear in my mailbox. It’s been more than two weeks now since TFAW sent it my way, and I’m getting a bit worried here. My "Tales of the Slayers" got lost in the mail recently, but Amazon was kind enough to replace it free of charge, so I finally received it last month (after almost 8 months). I really wouldn’t want to lose this first edition like that :/

What else… Yeah, don’t try to use TakeMS 133x 4GB SD cards with the H4, the result is slow startup (some 20-30 seconds), dropping out (if recording for more than 10 minutes), and slow stopping time (also 20-30 seconds). I wonder if the Sandisk version behaves the same way.

I’m gonna have some afternoon Nescafe classic now, maybe finish F.E.A.R. Extraction Point (not bad) while sipping it, then maybe draw something, we’ll see.

Have a fine, easy, happy Easter :)