Ouch. That was a kick in the wallet. To give them credit, they could have billed me for a couple more hours of trying to get it to pass emissions.
When I started in business last september I was worried about a huge ammount.
Looking back now I'm amazed at how well its gone, this month I'm on target to have a very good month and its only the 1st.
Yes as usually I've landed on my feet, but there's no reason for me to knock that.
Life is good.
I've been looking at some of the new ultra portables coming along with interest. I have for a while been interested in getting a nice portable laptop for doing stuff on the move that doesn't require me to take out a second mortgage or sell some of my organs on the black market.
I've been playing Half Life 2 recently, since EMW bought the Orange Box and passed his HL2 and HL2:E1 licences to me... cheers mate.
The game is well done, pretty and plays well. The physics is nice. For reference, although a recent patch changed the default difficulty to easy, I'm playing on normal. Sorry, no funky screenshots like Pete's, thought about this while walking in.
I have return from the bonny north with pics a plenty and legs that have yet to forgive me. I will be in work most of the weekend but hope to have picassa etc... sorted out in the next couple of days, whence photos shall appear.
National Novel Writing Month is every November. The aim is to write 50,000 words in a month. Last year, I got up to 26,000 on an Icar story. This year, I'm going to try again. It was a challenge and lots of fun. It starts tomorrow. I just want to see how far I can get.
Anyone fancy joining in?
I was resizing some photos for my mother, cos she's even more usless with computers then I am. Whilst playing with photoshop I managed to do this:
For people like me that never get near shops to buy things in the day and only have places like tescos or sainsburys open when I'm not at work places like Amazon are useful.
I have a confession to make, I have been not so secretly spreading the guitar hero meme for over two years now, and it feels good. Every time I corrupt another soul with the dark fire of star power, bending their minds to the rock gods with promise of multipliers and whammie bars, I get a rush better than any drug known to mankind.
I'm pretty certain that you release a demo of a game to demonstrate how great it is, not to put people off buying the full thing.