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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gens II: the BAT Returns (now more delicious than ever!)

Nwaha. I got my old connection back, AND it's winter break now so that means lots of time wasting on this computer. It's so hard to catch up though! I don't even remember what I used to do before I lost my connection. I guess I better start catching up in osu! first.

As for things I've done lately... not much. One of the few things to notice, I started to manage my own osu! media database, currently with a listing of all the beatmaps I've done so far. It's made my beatmap life easier, to say the least ("which map should I work on now? I know, let's filter all the ranked beatmaps and all the drafts away"), but the usefulness of it is still doubtful.

I've had fun playing N64 on this computer, among other games I've been playing Paper Mario, Perfect Dark and Smash Bros. 64. The emulation on this computer is so smooth! I wish I had a better GPU so I could play at least simple Gamecube games though (I can run Dolphin, but the framerate is ew sometimes).

I've been trying to consolidate even further my online presence, doing things like publishing a more recent photo of me, or using a drawing of me as my avatar (ain't that the coolest thing ever; thanks Lichatte!). I don't know if I should use my facebook account more often, since I feel like I'm wasting my time I could be using on osu!, but if I ever wanted to have an account to profile myself that'd have to be it.

Shows I've been watching? Hmm... oh, during this two month hiatus I've had fun watching IT Crowd all over again, just can't get tired of it. I've also started to watch Dragon Ball Z I don't know why. Besides that, the usual stuff: Psych, The Mentalist and Detective Conan are the series I've been frequenting.

My music library keeps growing ever bigger. I know I haven't had connection lately, but ever since I could connect to that mysterious unprotected network I've been downloading music like a madman for some reason, and I probably will keep doing it for a while. I had a list of what I wanted to download, so yeah. Don't think I just download it for it to be there, though! During this hiatus I've also listened to more Susumu Hirasawa albums, of course, or also stuff like IOSYS is worth a listen.

With all the free time I've had I've also tried to organize my stuff as much as possible, although that's a project I've had for like a year now, and I don't see it finishing it anytime soon. It's more like a project for life. I'm currently running through my Atari games library, and even though I probably won't play them again anymore, I want to have a worthwhile list of atari games instead of the whole romset consisting of clones and garbage. It's been interesting to see each and every game of the atari, at least.

Well, I guess that's about it. I'll try to update this thing more often, but no guarantee.