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Welcome to rabb1t's web space
status: homeless; have gaming laptop, have car, unemployed

This is my blog page; some of my ramblings will be here. Feel free to bookmark whichever page you would visit most. The most important PC tech ramblings will appear on my PC page, but there may be a more in depth story here in my blog.


November 16, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 330: Outer Worlds, other dragons - Link
In this podcast I ramble about the Outer Worlds, which I played on PC through the Xbox Game Pass for only $1. It's a really great RPG (sci-fi) shooter. There is tons of dialogue, and all NPCs are voiced. The worlds are really great, as is the music. But as is typical for this kind of game I found myself getting more disinterested the more I played, as leveling curved out and it became very easy, in addition to the quests feeling very unimportant.

In the second section I talk about Elder Scrolls Online's Dragonhold DLC, which expands the story which was started with the base Elsweyr content.

And in the final section I talk about why I am unlikely to play Destiny 2 again.

November 12, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 593) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel extra lonely. And there still has been no help or donations to pay car insurance, so I grow increasingly worried I'll have to take money out of savings (for important bills) to cover that.

November 5, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 592) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel extra depressed and worried. The car insurance for November is now officially past due, and unless I pull money reserved for next quarter at school or the web space bill I'll have no way to pay for it.

October 29, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 591) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel extra depressed. I'm still very worried about bills and my physical health. Though a few happy things come along and try and break through the sads.

October 26, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 329: Destiny's New Light; final answer - Link
In this podcast I ramble about the re-launch of Destiny 2, so-called New Light, giving some 'final thoughts' after having played for nearly 100 hours.
October 23, '19 - Wednesday - System recommendation updates - systems link
Minor changes to the builds. Eeked the rank one down a few hundred more (back to where I'm comfortable with it in the 800-1k range for 'what's in the box') and the M.2 drive prices seem to have come down a fair bit for the higher-end offerings. Also added a 10-keyless keyboard to the top builds.
October 22, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 590) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel extra depressed. I'm very worried about money as we near the end of the month and a car insurance payment is due. And I feel very worried about my declining physical health.

October 15, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 589) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I have extra stress from the possibility that school will have no power.

October 8, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 588) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I deal with library seating changes, and my allergies go crazy.

October 5, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 328: A Destiny in the cards - Link
In this podcast I ramble about the re-launch of Destiny 2, so-called New Light, and the peek we free players get at Shadowkeep content. I only have had a brief preview of what's different from before, but as a currently free player it looks like they have changed a lot of the gap between what is free and what is paid for content, and I no longer feel pushed away not having the most recent content like I did in the past.

I also briefly talk about Magic the Gathering: Arena and how it's changed since I last tried the beta.

October 1, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 587) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel pretty sick physically. And emotionally I feel uncared for and alone.

September 24, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 586) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel pretty sad. Life limitations feel like they are holding back any possible growth. A new school quarter begins.

September 17, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 585) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I have a cold. I struggle with food choices and feeling sad about what feels like many forced choice options.

September 14, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 327: Remnant, improvements already - Link
In this podcast I ramble about a new patch for Remnant: From the Ashes. Not even a month after launch the developers patch some bugs, improve how armor works, tweak weapons, add a new Adventure mode, and more.
September 10, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 584) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I am reminded of loss, and what may never come, and feel like I am again mourning the loss of the me that was.

September 3, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 583) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel isolated, sad, lonely, and sick. A visit from the gray ghost. And maybe a new friend.

August 27, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 582) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week a big birthday comes and goes. It feels like any other day physically, but emotionally brings with it more fear and worry about the years I may have left, or more accurately may not have. With the birthday gifts and help new contacts are finally gotten.

August 24, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 326: Remnant, a shooter rising from the ashes - Link
In this podcast I ramble about Remnant: From the Ashes, a very strategic and different shooter compared to other modern shooters. Remnant takes place on alien infested worlds, and you fight to survive in dynamically generated environments. With solid gunplay, tons of character customization, and very interesting environments and enemies, this is easily one of the best shooters I've played, if not the absolute best.
August 20, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 581) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week many birthday presents and monies come. I begin discussion with eye doctors about getting in to see one, and hopefully very soon getting new contacts.

August 13, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 580) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week is one of the hardest. It seems everything around me reminds me of what I've lost.

August 6, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 579) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I recover from my back problems. I get a few nice early birthday things, but still am very worried about bills.

August 3, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 325: Another subjugation of pigs - Link
In this podcast I ramble about two mobile games; Angry Birds 2 and Castle Cats. Angry Birds 2 is very similar at its core to the original Angry Birds. But it seems to highly encourage you to go online, and has indications micro transactions might become an issue at later levels. Castle Cats looks like a super cute quest management kind of game where you manage your cat army and send them off on quests.
July 30, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 578) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I worry about a cute kitten I saw. I have sad thoughts about my upcoming birthday. And early money from dad allows at least a couple of presents to be bought. Extreme back pain limits me most of the week.

July 26, '19 - Friday - System recommendation updates - systems link
Minor changes to the Intel builds. Nvidia RTX Super cards are pricy because they are just now coming out, so if you can catch a non-super card on sale that would likely be better performance per dollar. The biggest change is the AMD alternative build suggestions. These are PCI express 4 ready, but due to their bleeding tech nature, and reports that the parts tend to run hot, they are only alternate build suggestions. Note in many cases they actually outperform Intel. (More so in non-gaming applications than gaming.)

Prices overall have eeked up a bit over the past few years. When I do the next generation if prices haven't come back down I may do some adjusting to the power levels of each build to make the entry system closer to the original $750 (for what's in the box) price range as its slowly slipped away from its intended price point over the years.

July 23, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 577) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I am relieved the car registration is paid, but still worried about all the smaller bills. My mind wanders to my birthday a month from now, not because of the number, but because it seems it will be just a regular homeless day like any other.

July 16, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 576) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I am panicking over the car registration due in just a few days, the past due insurance, and now rapidly dying last few contacts.

July 13, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 324: Sad life update, Bendy - Link
In this podcast I ramble about a very old-school cartoon free to play mobile game called Bendy in Nightmare Run. I ramble about still enjoying ESO Elsweyr, how I still feel unwelcome in Destiny 2, and my disappointment in Anthem. There is also a sad life update, as things are going very badly and I feel very sad lately.
July 9, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 575) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week seems extra difficult, as I am reminded of everything missing in my life, all the time that's passed, and impending critical bills due in a few weeks that I don't have enough money for.

July 2, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 574) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up, and year 12 begins.

This fail week worry about the car bills begins to turn to panic as we are only weeks away from registration being due.

June 25, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 573) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I continue to become more and more worried about the car bills.

June 22, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 323: Special Agent Brody - Link
In this podcast I ramble about some closing thoughts for the newest expansion for the Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr. I also ramble a little bit about the time I spent with the free weekend for the Division 2.
June 18, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 572) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I preview the MMO shooter that I'd previously been considering (due to the failure of my pre-ordered birthday one), but I become more and more worried about the car bills as I still have nothing to pay them with.

June 11, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 571) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I have a lot of fun in my new MMO expansion, but I am constantly worried about the now overdue car insurance, and the registration due in a month.

June 4, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 570) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week has a lot of failure to connect. I continue to be very worried about how I'll pay car insurance and car registration in time.

June 1, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 322: Elsweyr mutant - Link
In this podcast I ramble about the newest expansion for the Elder Scrolls Online. It adds a new zone, a new class, has tons of new quests to do, new music, new lore, and very scary new world bosses; dragons.

I also give final review thoughts on Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, which is a turn based strategy game which while one of the best games of its type, has limited replayability due to static mission areas.

May 28, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 569) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week is extremely cold and rainy for this time of year. I worry about the upcoming bills, and try to hang on as best as I can.

May 21, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 568) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I get news the professor I TA for is officially abandoning me at the end of this quarter. I continue to worry as we get closer and closer to car registration and another insurance payment coming due.

May 14, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 567) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I had a big donation, so got current on the car insurance for the moment, but I still have little to none for the upcomnig registration. A lot of sads this week, and an unknown exhaustion.

May 11, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 321: Wings - Link
In this podcast I ramble about Pigeon Wings Strike, an 'endless runner' where you are flying along in the sky trying to pass pigeons.

I also talk a bit about how we, as gamers, should stop pre-ordering games, and need to pay very close attention to what developers say about a game, and what actually there is at launch compared to what was promised, and what there should be.

May 7, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 566) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week things are again late, and I don't know if, or how I will pay them.

April 30, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 565) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I continue to worry about bills like the upcoming insurance and car registration which I don't have money for. Lost sleep due to the changes in my night spot lead to days of physical exhaustion.

April 23, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 564) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I continue to worry about changes to my night routine. Bunny day comes and goes, and I am saddened that I'm losing my traditions.

April 20, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 320: Elder Scrolls Blades - Link
In this podcast I ramble about Elder Scrolls Blades and how an otherwise interesting game seems hampered by real-world time limitations, heavy influence towards microtransactions, and a required online connection.
April 16, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 563) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I am again ignored by my professor after telling her how desperate things are getting. Thankfully it matters a bit less, as a big donation comes and I can pay a couple of important bills and have gas for a couple more weeks. A major upheaval in my evening routine disrupts my schedule.

April 9, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 562) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I am again worried about everything. I'm down to half a week of gas and no money for any of the bills rapidly coming due. Without help and donations I don't know how I'll continue.

April 8, '19 - Monday - System recommendation updates - systems link
Very minor changes and updates, but things are verified for happy bunny day builds.
April 2, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 561) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I am again worried about everything, as we come to another close of a school quarter, and I have no money to sign up for next quarter, pay the car insurance for the month, or even have gas beyond one week.

March 30, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 319: The grass is greener - Link
In this podcast I ramble about Anthem's problems and how the perception of other games in comparison might drive people away from Anthem, and an otherwise good core may not have the time to mature to a solid game.
March 26, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 560) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week is the last week of school for the quarter. Hopefully I can enjoy about 1.5 weeks off with no worries, but I can't help but worry about the bills and if I will be able to attend next quarter or not.

March 19, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 559) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I am spared from the bus, but everything around me seems to remind me of my sad life limitations and my disadvantaged position.

March 12, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 558) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I am basically out of gas and make plans to take the bus everywhere. And I feel like in doing so I will not only leave my car behind, but leave myself behind. But a little help comes in the end, and for the moment I am safe again and I continue for another week.

March 9, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 318: Stronger together - Link
In this podcast I ramble about Anthem. I discuss what I like about it, and talk a little bit about why I get why some reviewers are being overly critical.
March 5, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 557) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I run shorter and shorter on gas, and without being able to keep up with just $7-8 in gas a week, I feel more and more lost and depressed about how the upcoming necessary bills will be paid.

February 26, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 556) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I finally get to play my pre-ordered birthday present. A new bill comes, and with it the realization several hit me in the next few months, and I will need unprecedented amounts of help to cover them.

February 19, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 555) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week the cold must be on a deeper level, as I'm exhausted nearly all the time. Extreme depression hits, and I lose almost all interest in playing. But the wait for my pre-ordered birthday game is nearly over, so I prepare for that with a pre-load.

February 15, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 317: Battle Royale with Cheese - Link
In this podcast I ramble about Apex Legends, and why I'm not that into PvP and battle royale type games.
February 12, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 554) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week the cold continues to be bad, the weather turns freezing, and I lose a bigger tooth.

February 5, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 553) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This fail week I have a pretty bad cold, with coughing, sneezing, congestion, and pretty bad ear blockage and a bit of dizziness. With the close of January the last of my possible paid survey windows close, along with the time being out on my phone, prospects for the future seem very few.

January 29, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 552) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

A scare with the laptop battery last week seems ok. A scare with the car engine this week seems ok. Fun times, but extremely low frame rates with my pre-ordered birthday game. A boon for gas for a few weeks.

January 26, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 316: Rambly update - Link
In this podcast I ramble about playing in the Anthem test this weekend, finally 'getting' how to Path of Exile, and that's about it.
January 22, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 551) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

A storm comes through the area. A big donation hopefully re-secures my birthday game pre-order and a month's car insurance, but there is nothing left for gas, which is almost completely out. Early February food stamp money is followed by the news warning to be ready to not get a payment in March, putting my ability to eat seriously in question.

January 15, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 550) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

This week there are too many sads, and too much stress. I have several days where I have migraine level headaches. I fear I won't be able to keep my pre-ordered birthday game, nor keep up with upcoming bills. If paid surveys don't pan out, and help doesn't come, I don't know what I'll do.

January 8, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 549) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

The cold still isn't gone. School starts and the quarter feels the same. I still feel like it's not helping. And with bills coming up quickly things feel very sad.

January 5, '19 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 315: Rambly new year - Link
In this podcast I ramble about my new wireless headphones, both for gaming and my tablet, and random thoughts on what I am, and am not, playing these days.
January 1, '19 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 548) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

The cold continues to linger. I have a very terrible time worrying about death and loss. Gas begins to dwindle to nothing.


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