Had a good day :P
Best bit of today was when Snoweh came in to work to feed meh :P She went to some effort to put together a hamper of goodness.. OK it was a plastic box but the goodies were most welcome - thx hun :X :P
Sprogs across Bristol are starting their summer hols this week so my hours on site have nr doubled (in order to cash in :) ) The LAN was full all day which felt good. Word of mouth, advertising and our pricing campaign for summer are paying dividends. Managed to do 3 weeks worth of accounts inbetween little eejits asking me to "fix their mouse".
Snoweh's also getting closer on the job-finding front so fingers crossed there. More on that in her post - I know this cos she's typing it to my right - awww simultaneous LJ entries how cute :P
The only thing that's a drag atm is the lack of decent releases.. I'm waiting for something, anything of A quality to come out... must be 3 weeks since the last good release :/ Had to resort to getting films and other junk to keep the warez monster in my head fed :P
Blah enuff fer now - hmmz I think my attention span is dropping as I get older :/
My business opens it's doors tomorrow :P
Got a few PC's still to sort.. well 6 of em :P We open at 10am so plenty of time to do that in the morning. Worked over 19 hours of Friday, as did my partner, but not as beat up as might be expected. Snoweh really helped us out today and stuck thru all my short temperedness ;P
I'm all excited now ;P
No updates cos I been busy. Setting up your own business in a week is taxing :P Everythings pretty much sorted now, in fact today was just me falling on my feet several times in succession ;P
It's amazin fun setting everything up. So far it's meaning 17 hour days and running round like a blue arsed fly - but I'm taking time to chill out each day if only for half an hour. Hopefully this means no burnout :P Won't be quite this hectic in a coupl eof weeks.
The whole thing of working for yourself is so great; I only fear the wrath Taxmen and Death now :P
It did occur to me that they'll prolly find a cure for the latter first :P
Ho hum.. no rest fer el wicked.. EzE
The LAN party is going well :) Lots of peeps and fun.. and pizza... mmmm :)
Jobwise the possibilty of getting all the gear for el cybercafe is increasing daily. That ought to keep me employed for at least another three months if it goes ahead. I have a tentative job offer for October time as well :) So in the employment stakes things are looking up.
Been along time since I've updated. I'm out of a job in 18 days unless something lands on my lap or I do something about it :P Ho hum. Lanarena was a good ride the past 18 months but I've got no problem with moving on.
I'm looking at running my own cybercafe now.. too soon to say whether everything will fall together. Setting a company up is quite involved esp on a short time span with no experiance...w00t :P I may actually have to get a 9-5 in the meantime.. bwahhah kiddin' :P I'll just rob banks.
I'm actually hosting a social LAN on Friday with a dozen or so ppl in attendance.. just a chance to share some stuff and get drunk playing computer games :)
Snoweh managed to fuck herself up at the weekend and muggins here was left to pick up the pieces - if she does that again she can cope by herself. The weekend cost her so much she was asking me fer bus fares when she started work this week. Wonderful. She's also being a pedantic cow about it all :P
Will update after this LAN
Wow so many releases this week. Currently nabbed and playing;
Jedi Knight 2
Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
Warlords Battlecry 2
Heroes of Might and Magic 4
And just learnt that Dungeon Siege has been released today. So I'll have that too :P
Bwahahaha :P Gonna organise a mini-LAN for the Friday after next (12th April). It's mostly my mates from work.. but there'll be plenty of space if ppl fancy it.
Just spent two hours tweaking Snoweh's fuckass PC. Perhaps tweaking is misleading, as tweaking implies gaining performance above and beyond the average expected from your hardware/software. Snoweh's PC despite being a PIII-600 does in fact drag it's knuckles worse than a gorilla at a moonwalking contest. With a few BIOS, registry, component and services hacks that are by my book standard I can use the thing without it driving me into a fit of pique. For someone who purports to be a geek she wasn't very clued up about the systems components - tut tut :P
I should be 'obtaining' Jedi Kerniggit 2 today... can't wait to toss my lightsaber around... no seriously it's part of the game :P
In an odd twist of fate I'm now leader of the official national team for the game Ghost Recon. What larks ;P For you lay people Ghost Recon is one of those games with guns where you shoot people. It's a genre I'm known to be fond of, but this title left me luke warm. It's all PR bullshit, but I've been tasked by the publishers with making a team for taking on the rest of Europe... funnily enough this comes at the launch of an addon pack for the game - Desert Siege. Which I will also obtain tomorrow :P