For a very long time now I have been using my character generated by Bitmoji. However I feel kinda strange using something generated by an app and not paying for licensing, so when my Neice posted she was taking commisions I jumped on the opportunity to revamp my character.
I asked her to create 4 different reactions for me, all done by hand, and she did an amazing job:
Is vlogging even a thing any more? It’s been so long since I created one I might be a little outdated.
Anyway, I thought my latest post would be one of nostalgia and new adventures. You see, currently, I spend about 80% of my waking hours on a computer (By computer I mean a mix of Personal Computer, laptop, and server, some Windows-based, some Linux), and that’s pretty much it. Other than travel time, washroom breaks, or meals, I am pretty much in front of a keyboard, mouse, and screens.
Living in Montreal is a blast, but every so often I make the trip home to see friends and family. This trip though, is a little different. Yes I will be seeing friends and family, but I will also have the pleasure of seeing a friend perform at her 3rd CD release party.
Over the last decade or so I have had the pleasure of watching Danielle Allard’s career take flight. When I first met up with Danielle through her sister, a long time friend of mine, she was the lead singer and song writer for a local band: Far From The Trees. Shortly after I started dabbling in recording their gigs at places like Maverick’s. I also became their webmaster.
I am about 20 hours into the game and I am about 50% complete so this will be considered a Midway-Recap as I have not actually completed the game.
NOTE: There are spoilers in this post… if you have not played the John and Jacob areas of the map, I would suggest maybe not continuing.
First I want to rant a little as I have been reading a few reviews that I think are a little ass-backward when it comes to one thing.
Last year I wrote a post about the fact I was gonna try to build a new computer to replace my old one. Sadly I was finding it very hard to save up the amount needed living paycheck to paycheck. So I opted for Crowd Funding using a site called Go Fund Me… Sadly after 3 weeks I only raised $5 (Thank you, Sonya). However the other day a close friend of mine saw my update and offered to help finance the remaining funds needed to get a working system up and running. So with the use of my tax refund, a little bit of crowdfunding, and a lot of help from an old friend, I managed to get all the parts I needed to get a fully working system. Here is my progress compared to my old list.
I have really been feeling it lately. The strain of not having a proper computer to work on. I used to have a good rig years ago, but like most Tech, computers become obsolete after serval years. I have been working on my laptop now for the last 2 years and its just not quite the same thing. I need to have a more powerful system to do the things I do these days. Although I am a Linux SysAdmin by trade, I do dabble in many other things, from Photography to Videography, from experimenting on Virtual Machines to Rendering 3d graphics. I even take on clients from time to time who require services in those fields, but sadly for the last 2 years, I have had to turn many people down as I just don’t have the resources I used to. The problem is current generation computers are not cheap. A system that can handle the jobs I do cost around $2000 if I outsource the parts myself and build it myself. If I were to buy it pre-built you would be looking at $2500 to $3000.