April 6th, 2009

Approximately One Year Later

I would like to say that's how long it took me to level up my pokemon today (this time to level 40), but no. That took close to six hours on and off, but for the time being, they're all set until I beat the next gym leader, then they'll all be getting leveled up to 50. It sort of works too, because I beat Veilstone's gym yesterday (which was incredibly easy once I figured out how to get to the gym leader), which is the 4th in the game. Thus, before I go more than one area past the eighth, my whole party will be at least level 80, which will hopefully make Victory Road easier. One other thing I'd like to do is find some way to copy the save file from Pokemon Pearl (the actual game card) and convert it for use on my R4, but thus far, the only thing I've found that could do that is this, which has no helpful directions on how to get the save file from the game. Alternately, I could just play it as normal and use one of my other DSes to trade pokemon or whatever, or, finally, using Pokesav to recreate my progress in that game as closely as possible.

Anyways, getting back to the title, it's been slightly more than a year since, but I posted several entries a while back about wanting to buy something online, and contacting who I presumed to be the seller of the thing(s), and eventually getting to the point where I sent them about ten responses that were nothing more than "*poke*", or the like, and never getting a reply after any of them. However, a couple weeks ago I tried sending them a fresh email, then one from my Hotmail account as well, just to be on the safe side (and amusingly enough, Hotmail deleted all my messages due to inactivity, but tried to make it better by saying I had ever-growing storage ;_;). They responded on Friday, and as of 1:09 earlier tonight (well, this morning), I have a Paypal transfer in progress to buy said thing. Yeah, having gone to Money Mart and putting the required amount on my card would have been quicker in the end, but I didn't think of that at the time. As for being more specific about the thing, no, not yet ^^ Not until *I* feel that the required amount of time has passed.

Unfortunately, that aside, today has been largely boring for having it off from work. Dyno was offline for most of the afternoon and evening (his house was recently repainted, thus he has to move stuff back in), but we chatted for a bit just to say "We'll talk tomorrow", and another interesting thing is that talking to him has actually seemingly become part of my routine, in that until the time when he would normally be gone at work, I was feeling extremely bored, and as if I wasn't doing something I normally would be at that time. That oddness aside (it's odd on a good way though ^^;), I've mostly been playing Platinum, and went out to Tim Hortons earlier where some lady on her way out the door as I was walking up told me my tail was hanging out, and when I walked in there (it was slightly less than packed) everybody started staring at me, then just as quickly went back to talking amongst themselves :x

The only other thing for right now is something I did at work last night.

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Time for more Pokemon though. Or maybe I'll find Pearl and see if I can figure out what to do with the save. We'll see~

New Thing to Do

Pokesav's interface is far too large and spread out, so let's open the .exe is Reshacker and make things a bit more compact. Oh, but pretty much every time I compile and save then run the program, to make sure everything looks okay, Windows says it's not a valid application. Why? Because somehow the title of the entire program turns into "Pal Park", and that's not right or something ;_; Also, there are way too many dialogs in that program to begin with, but meh. It'll give me something to do~

Also, I forgot to mention it earlier, but James agreed to take my shift on Sunday, and said himself that he'd rather have Saturday off and only have to work four hours on Sunday, so that works for me :3

It is, however, 6:30 in the morning which means I need to go to bed, but I am not at all tired, so that's rather difficult. Maybe if I lay down and play Pic Pic I'll get tired enough though, so let's try that and see what happens~

One Dialog Done (Finally)

Compare the original main screen to my modified version and see which you think looks better. I'll admit mine is bordering on being over-crowded, but that's far outweighed by the fact that it actually fits on my screen without trying to find how to change the resolution higher than it's supposed to go so you can scroll around the entire screen by moving the cursor to the edge. The unfortunate thing is that's only one dialog out of about twenty, and there are several more that are just as large, but as long as I can find a screenshot of the full dialog (so I know which buttons and other objects are off-screen), I should be fine. More screenshots will come as I complete the other dialogs, but for right now, having finished that one is enough for today.

Another unfortunate (but unrelated) thing earlier today was anticipating getting something in the mail so much that I literally had trouble sleeping ;_; Of course, nothing showed up aside from some letter for Dad, so maybe tomorrow, or one of the days after that, and really, I can't do one of the things I'd like with it until Friday. Therefore, it won't show up until then just to spite me, but as long as I get it this week I'll be happier.

Work tonight should go well, because I'm only there until 11, so as long as the dishes are done I plan on getting everything rotated since the order comes in tonight, then scrubbing the floors. Otherwise, it's just Steve and George closing, but it's a Monday, and thus will be less busier than the weekend. Or so one would hope, but the weekend actually wasn't that busy anyways. Then again, it may have just been working on mini that made the night seem to go by faster, but yeah. Main line likely won't be fixed until the middle of this week or so anyways, so the "fun" will be continuing for a couple more shifts at least~

Anyways, it's 6:30 again (in the afternoon this time :B), so I might as well get my uniform ready for work~