January 13th, 2006


Oh, Lord! Today's Penny Arcade!

Turbine is the company putting out Dungeons and Dragons Online.

Turbine is also the company that put out Asheron's Call.

Asheron's Call has NO dragons. Even though there were many whines for them, there were no dragons in Asheron's Call. There is even lore to explain why there are no dragons in Asheron's Call. (and even a technical explaination, too)

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/01/13 (sorry, I can't seem to get any linkthe but current one. If I am smart and remember, I will update this as soon as it is 'archived')


This may be more for me to remember, than anything else.

Yesterday afternoon was a stress-mess. By late evening, however, I felt much better.

I had one particular personal demon (not even a very big one, but it was trying to be one, and was very persistant) tormenting me with ugly possible scenarios for a little bit of data I had. Round and round it went, and I couldn't find a good enough reason for that data that would defeat the demon. It ended up being the linchpin on which the rest of the stress rested. If it hadn't been for that, the client issues wouldn't have bothered me much at all.

But it was rather like some puzzles in computer games. I was going over and over the same space, looking for what I hoped was the last piece of the puzzle, but it just wasn't to be found. Was it even there? Was I looking in the right place? Was this a dead-end quest? FUCK, this is frustrating!

But all it took was someone bringing a new perspective. Like he pointed out that there was a turning I had never seen before, and, voila, the demon was GONE. I just couldn't find the way myself.

Without the linchpin, and with some sympathetic and intelligent listening, the whole stress load just went away.

Thank all that is good for insightful, caring friends!

And now it's MORE disturbing.

Remember this post?

Specifically, in the dream, the person explained to me that she hadn't gotten a package out on Friday, like she said she would.

Today, I found out the package wasn't sent until... yesterday.

Freaky. (on the other hand, I could just be EXPECTING ineficiency from the supplier right now).
Happy Kiki

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They sent me more stuff on dry ice today. Hee hee!

I realized just now, responding to a friend's greeting in the hall, that I must sound rather like a bird today.

Chirp, Chirp, Chirp!

(Emotional) Rollercoasters are fun! Weeeee!
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