September 11th, 2006

2013, cyd, new

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i installed sims on this new machine in under an hour. it was more of a half hour experience. very nice. this machine is a marvel to me.

doc's pet peeve: i have named the computers and refer to them exclusively by those names. it is easier for me since two computers are a foot from each other right now. they are named 'damian' and 'dalek'. he hates this for some reason.

doc's other pet peeve: use of the phrase 'shout out'. he prefers i use 'homage', which i sometimes do. it makes me giggle when he corrects me about it.

he's a funny man. i adore him so completely.

i love sitting with him in silence or with the music on. we can be silent and it's okay. of course we also can go on and on. we talk about the cats and the hamster a lot. and he nags me about not eating what i should, and i nag him about whatever he isn't doing, if there is something he isn't doing.

content. yep. aside from a worry here or there, i'm in a pretty good place. emotionally. i'm still all against leaving the apartment. that is a hard thing because it rubs off on the people around you. and that isn't so good. plus i live in las vegas, this is not the city to go agorophobic(sp).

my spelling is horrible when i'm hopped up on coffee. maybe i should switch over to water or lemonade now.
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it took me just under three hours to optimize all my user objects for the sims. but i did it. and now the game works. it definitely moves faster than on a pentium1. plus it is running while i write this! multi program capabilities! *swoon*

of course now i'm cranky with sitting here pushing the same buttons for so long. i was supposed to sleep today, but that didn't work out. i was too busy plodding through podcasts. not mine. those of others. i know what i could do to make mine more appealing to the public, and i don't want to do that. but i do want to listen to others out there and see how the sound quality compares. i have no plans to get some fancy music to start things off. i don't think i'm up to that point yet. i can do it, sure. i just don't want to yet.

i spent the day avoiding the usual newsy fare. i did turn it on for anderson cooper, though. and i miss aaron brown.
2013, cyd, new

erg and stuff

or, get me away from this computer.

my AVI files are too small (screen resolution wise), adobe encore won't touch anything below 704 x something, and my files are 640x480. crap. i found AVI2DVD but it came up with an error, i was missing another bloody codec. plus i can only copy one episode to each DVD. so even if it had worked, i wouldn't have used it, my blank DVDs are limited.

why is everything i try to do on this thing so damn hard? even my sims joy was short lived as it crashed when i tried to save the game. i have no rhyme or reason for this, it should be perfectly happy on this system.

i give up for the night. tomorrow is podcasting day. i think i'll turn my mind to what i'm going to do.