||[Jul. 18th, 2007|10:39 am]
|||||When We Die - Bowling for Soup||]|
Ok, so...update, update...
Well, there's a few reasons I'm here. The main one is that I have nothing to do at work right now, and I've had nothing to do for a few days, so I've been passing the time in whatever way possible. I got my 'final' notice that my LJ account with be expiring in the near future, so that encouraged me to come here. I figured if they're going to, ya know, remove the paid benefits, I'd rather not have more than the limits of a basic account as far as userpics and mood icons go, etc. Maybe they'll revert it, as their email says, but maybe they'll just disable the features and kinda crop off what doesn't belong anymore, which, if nothing's there that's really out of place, my journal would remain more or less the same.
So, I've deleted most of my userpics, and I've got the little foxes for the icons now. I'd use the cats, but I see them way too much. I see the foxes too, but not quite as frequently.
I figured while I'm here I'd go ahead and post something. It's only been what, a few months since I've done anything on here? Well, I still skim my friends page every now and then, and it's good to at least know no one's vanished off the face of the earth (aside from me). I'm just dropping by and saying hi to people. If you hate me, heya. If you don't, hello. And all that stuff inbetween, too.
I'll probably still use my LJ from time to time, but as you all know already, it's not gonna be very common, I imagine. Any updates I do post will likely be kinda short, as well. I don't want to get too 'into it' so to speak, because it almost always results in too much drama.
Let's see...I've been working at HP for around two months now. I'm just not working in a department that's really beneficial to me. I'm an engineer in a heavy comptuer science area. That'd be fine, if I wasn't in a strictly testing environment. Test this software, test that one, set up a new environment for testing, and write error reports and guides for users who don't know where the start button is. While it is good to know procedure for testing and all the documentation that needs to be taken care of, I'm not even getting that outta this place. Some design area woulda been nice, but as much as I'd prefer something else, I'm not going to complain. I'm here to get HP on my resume, and it's gonna be there now. It's just weird working in a place where you know you can't do much for them, and they know it too (my situation got me put in this group - wasn't a normal job application).
I still play WoW, but it's just pissing me off more and more. No need to go into details there, I'm just tired of my guilds' requirements. So much for being the guild for us old members of EQ that didn't want to raid as much as we used to - it just keeps getting more and more progress driven, and it feels more and more like a job. Cause of that, I rarely play.
But I play that too. If you don't know what a Tarutaru is, google it. Here, I'll even do it for you. Tarutaru on Google. It'll at least show the game :p
As a result, I need to cut back on some of my monthly fees. TTR.com, sorry, you were a fun idea, but you've dwindled into little more than hosting space. I'll try once to transfer ownership, but if it doesn't work very easily, that's it, I'm canceling, I'm done. Considering I may need a domain name and some slight hosting for my Senior Design (Freaking SrD. Burn in hell, as far as I'm concerned), I'm at least letting that drop. It'll save my a good amount per year. Same with a few other things, like LJ - it'll add up, but if I continue playing two MMOs it'll do little more than balance out. So maybe WoW will be done, or at least frozen, once the semester picks back up. I will not be able to play as much as they want me to, and it just causes a headache a lot of the time, so forget it.
So, there you go. I've been working (I'm tired of it, heh), I've been playing games, both online and off...aannnnd that's about it. Once again, hello people *waves*