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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.


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.

December 25, '18 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 547) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

Things still feel the worst ever, with many bills and unpaid things constantly looming over my head, and the ever dwindling pre-reserved cash saved for what should be my pre-ordered birthday present. But I have a few presents to keep me company. A few donations came. And so I try to keep sadness at bay and hang on to hope.

December 18, '18 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 546) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

A few Xmas presents come and I'm super happy. Money from dad comes, and it is already gone to bills. I keep hoping to get some cash to re-secure my birthday game pre-order, but it seems more and more what's left of that will be lost before the game launches in just two months.

December 15, '18 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 314: Maybe next year - Link
In this podcast I ramble about the games I'm looking forward to most in 2019; Far Cry: New Dawn (Feb 15), Anthem (Feb 22), Biomutant (March 31), Rage 2 (May 14), Cyberpunk 2077.As well as a possible free to play game to look for; Breach.

I also give some closing thoughts on Assassin's Creed; Odyssey, as well as thoughts about what Bungie is doing with Destiny 2's yearly pass content and why I'm not thrilled about their choices.

December 11, '18 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 545) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

Things seem extra sad and bad as we near the end of the calendar year. But my food benefits seem renewed, so that is at least a small positive. And for the moment I continue to remain ok feeling, so I try to hang on to hope.

December 4, '18 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 544) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

As things continue to get worse I dwell more and more on death and despair. More and more is needing to be taken out of my reserved pre-ordered birthday gift, and it hurts more and more each time, making me feel like I can't keep anything of a future.

November 27, '18 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 543) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

For the moment I am current on both the car insurance payment and next school quarter, but that was again at the cost of part of my reserved birthday present money. And I fear unless more help comes, the December car payment just around the corner, and other items, will force even more of my reserved money to be lost taking away one of the few nice things I get a year.

November 24, '18 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 313: Forced to be Forsaken - Link
In this podcast I ramble about how Forsaken makes Destiny (2) what it always should have been, but how I still regret Bungie's choice to make it, and future expansions, a required upgrade.
November 20, '18 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 542) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

In good news the laptop power supply is replaced for the free, and it's working fine again. In worrying news I still have no help and the car insurance payment gets more and more overdue.

November 13, '18 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 541) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

I continue to worry about unpaid car insurance. The weather turns to freezing winter, possibly due to the fires. And my laptop power supply dies.

November 10, '18 - Saturday - System recommendation updates - systems link
The new systems feature the brand new Intel CPUs as well as the newer 390 chipset motherboards to go with them. Higher-end systems also have Nvidia RTX graphic cards, though it may still be a bit before we see many games with ray tracing. Also, all builds now feature 144 Hz or faster monitors.
November 6, '18 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 11 (week 540) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 11 is up.

With needing to rob myself of some of my birthday game money I had saved, things seem extremely sad. Putting money into my phone to keep it active in the hopes of a paid survey seems more like I've lost my gift than a chance at getting some income.

November 3, '18 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 312: A Playerbase divided and discarded - Link
In this podcast I ramble about how Destiny 2 divides its player base, and how Bungie pushes away those who do not purchase the expansion.

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