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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.


December 6, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 440) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

Things are getting colder, and it's getting tougher to stay positive with the holidays coming up.

November 29, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 439) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week I feel better about where the accident money is going. Turkey day comes and goes, but is extra difficult this year, rainy, and very cold.

November 26, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 270: Dishonored 2 - Link
In this podcast I talk about Dishonored 2 in a less formal way than even my non-formal way. It has the same great play from the first game, with some improvements. This is the closest game to the Thief series so far.
November 22, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 438) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week there is a very scary crash, and times grow lonelier and colder as we enter the holidays.

November 15, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 437) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

Feeling strange most of the fail week, I am probably fighting off a cold.

November 12, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 269: Tablet play time, the second - Link
In this podcast I talk about some final thoughts for Deus Ex Go, reasons why I am not playing Magic: the Gathering - Puzzle Quest, reasons why I've currently set aside Pathfinder Adventures, and a new game I've found PinOut!.
November 9, '16 - Thursday - System recommendation updates - systems link
Minor tweaks, only a few changes likely due to supply and demand price spikes during the holidays.
November 8, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 436) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

In the early part of the week my mind wanders to the ticking clock that is my money and time at school, and I grow deeply sad.

November 1, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 435) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

As the holidays approach the sadness of all the things I'm missing in a home, with family, and friends, becomes harder to put out of my mind.

October 29, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 268: Tablet play time - Link
In this podcast I talk about Deus Ex Go, which is a straight up puzzle game, Dungelot 2, which is a very simplistic and somewhat repetitive Minesweeper-like game, and Zootopia Crime Files, which was disappointingly heavily real world time limited by many resources.
October 25, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 434) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

I confirm the friend wants me to edit her stuff, and decide to get my tablet in advance. I start setting things up and settling in to what will hopefully be a positive step forward.

October 18, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 433) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

A visit from a super fluffy nice doggy cheers me up. And news of doing an editing job opens the possibility for maybe having enough money to consider getting my tablet.

October 15, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 267: Tablet Wishlist ideas - Link
In this podcast I talk about some games on my wishlist that I'd be checking out and playing if I had a tablet. Maybe it will give those of you with tablets some ideas.
October 11, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 432) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week I decide to get the tablet I've been wanting so much lately, but very shortly after my purchase I begin to have a bit of a panic attack and cancel the order. But maybe it was for the best, as I discover my budget was off, and it seems I will certainly not be able to afford it.

October 4, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 431) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

The first week of school ends and things seem ok, but I have been very very tired with losing a lot of sleep lately. And, with the recent loss of a big chunk of money I begin to worry about my money sooner than expected even though it should carry me through the end of 2017.

October 1, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 266: Driving in the wastelands - Link
In this podcast I take an early look at the Mad Max game which, while most closely tied to the recent Fury Road movie, is set in the general Mad Max universe. I don't normally like open world games, but I like Mad Max quite a lot. There's driving, but it's not a pain like in most open world games. There are different locations to visit and take over, and they are quite varied and different from one another. And there is an over arching story which ties it all together. There is also a lot of lore, and for those who are fans of the Mad Max universe the lore seems like it fits right in.
September 27, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 430) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week I am recovering from my wounds, but there is tragic news when I go to get my punctured tire fixed. Apparently two of the tires were not changed last time I did them (about 3 years ago) and were dangerously low, causing an unexpected loss of nearly $200.

September 20, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 429) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week I am still fighting the leper like scabs and ickiness.

September 17, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 265: Calling in sick - Link
Last podcast I said I'd have one out in a week, but it turns out I've been really sick, and have scabs and ickiness going on, so I didn't feel well enough to do anything. So this week is just an update that I'm feeling sick, and I'll try for getting back on schedule in two weeks.

Do note though that Bioware is having a voice over contest, so those like me who are into amateur voice work will definitely want to check that out.

September 13, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 428) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week I am boosted by possibly getting a gaming group together to start a campaign I'd run, but disappointed in that they don't genuinely seem to want to play. In the later days of this week I am scared with things that make icky puss, and I feel low, and like a leper.

September 10, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 264: Boost - Link
In this podcast I give a boost / shout out to the newest version of Dungeons and Dragons and the public library.
September 6, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 427) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week I have a pretty good time with my pen and paper gaming. But as with all things that were a part of my old life, doing them differently, doing them as I am, doing them in unfamiliar places or with unfamiliar people, seems to remind me of what I miss about the ways I used to do them, and makes me sad that such changes must be so.

September 1, '16 - Thursday - System recommendation updates - systems link
New system recommendations posted.
August 30, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 426) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week I have a big game thing with my pen and paper game, which was super fun, but I still suffer from lingering cold symptoms. As usual, my body seems to be taking forever recovering completely, but I am mostly better.

August 27, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 263: Doomed - Link
In this podcast I talk about how the newest Doom is a perfect restart of the series. It retains all of the speed and fight of the first, while adding on an intriguing single player campaign which feels both engaging and true to the original storyline, while still adding new elements. There are plenty of classic elements done perfectly, as well as plenty of new surprises for fans of the original.
August 23, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 425) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week is another homeless birthday. But unlike years past, I have several presents, and far fewer worries, and it is a better birthday than more years than I can count. Though in the last few days of the fail week I get horribly ill, which puts a damper on the celebrations.

August 20, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 262: Galaxy delivery - Link
In this podcast I talk about Space Run Galaxy. It has the same solid tower defense like experience as the first, but a whole lot more, such as a new and easier quest selection, upgrades to your ship design, a new economy, new enemies, and more.
August 16, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 424) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

Another new game with different people. It went as expected, which means it wasn't really my style. While disappointing, it is something social to do, and it does clarify what I am really looking for.

August 9, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 423) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

This week I do a role playing game with people. Preparations were quite distracting, and for a time I feel a bit more like my old self.

August 6, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 261: Grim Scrolls - Link
In this podcast I talk about Grim Dawn, which is an action role playing game. It is made by the people behind Titan's Quest, so it shares a similar class based talent system. However, it differs from that, and other current A-RPGs in a few ways. Grim Dawn allows for a dual class system, allowing more flexibility in the build, items and item modifiers which allow skills from different classes, and an additional layer of customization through what they call the devotion system. It has a vast amount of customization, however, level ups feel like they have very little meaning because of this, and the customization actually feels overly complex in a bad way. Additionally the maps are static, providing seemingly little replay value since the maps (and theoretically monster and boss positions) would remain the same every time. However, the world is different from other fantasy games, so that provides an interesting diversion from the norm. I think there is probably more bad than good, but if you are looking for an A-RPG which isn't the norm, and can be played offline, you may want to give Grim Dawn a look.

I also give a brief overview of what makes Elder Scrolls: Legends different from other online digital card games .Though my thoughts are a few months old, there are a few things that help ES:L stand out from the rest.

August 2, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 422) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

Changes begin to happen, but I may not see the result for a while.

July 26, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 421) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

With the money finally in my account, bigger things that have been on hold can be done, and smaller changes that will hopefully help me regain balance are put in motion.

July 23, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 260: On the headphones - Link
In this podcast I talk a bit about the new HyperX Cloud 2 headphones I got. They seem pretty solid, but lack the deep and high tones of previous headphones I've had. They are very sturdy construction, feel nice, are quite loud, and bock out external sounds. They ship with both faux-leather ear cuff and a cloth one, which you can switch. And they have a 4-pole plug so they can be used in mobile devices or new consoles, as well as a USB connection for attaching to PC.
July 19, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 420) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

I finally get the first of my monies from my aunt. Some is spent, but most plans for it have to be put off for a bit. But as more options open up because of it things return to the previous homeless normal of when I had a job. And, due to a few unexpected surprises, I am reminded of just how much has been lost, and how much of a stranger I am to my previous life.

July 12, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 419) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

As the first week of year 9 truly begins, and I get closer to the boost in money, I have renewed hope. Yet I find myself reflecting more on the bigger issues which will remain unaffected, creating a mix of happiness, hope, a depression that I may never truly recover from these scars.

July 9, '16 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings podcast 259: The 'verse - Link
In this podcast I take a peek at Rebel Galaxy; an inde game about flying around in a big spaceship blowing stuff up and hauling cargo.
July 5, '16 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 9 (week 418) - Link
The start of Epic Fail year 9 is up.

The rest of week 418 continues, as year 9 begins on a seemingly positive note.


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