June 18th, 2009

You're Not Supposed to Think About It

Playing PoPoLoCrois just now, and the last major accomplishment I, well, accomplished was defeating the Ice Demon, and there's a movie of that uploading now just for posterity and everything but it's 317MB and will therefore be a while. Anyways, some time (and several cutscenes) after that, Pietro (the main character, obviously) gets scolded into coming back into the castle, and once there, (King) Paulo says some things about Pietro being 12 years old so he should call him "Father" instead of "Dad" from now on, then follows that up with something like "You're going to have a brother soon" followed by (Queen) Sania patting her belly. Cue one "Oh" from me, because I was expecting to hear that because he defeated the Ice Demon, Pietro was going to take over Paulo's place as king, or for them to even make more of a big deal out of it, then a slightly more weirded out "Oh...!" as I looked back to Paulo and thought for a second, then finally a third "Oh..." for good measure, and the conversation between the three of them has now switched to a trial (of the ordeal variety) for Pietro. Yeah.

The cutscene between the Book I intro screen and actually gaining control over Pietro again is very bemusing, so I plan on uploading that later too, but for now I'm both busy and not busy waiting for that movie to upload so I can go mess around with the customization page on here, because one of the featured themes looks nice (the "Randomness" style of Minimalism), and I want to fiddle around with it to see if it can be made to look at least somewhat close to the way this one does right now.

Anyways, this entry is just going to be terribly short because I need to find my USB stick and copy a Firefox extension to it, among other things. I've actually been thinking (since reinstalling XP) that I need to type up a semi-detailed list of what order to install programs in, and what other additional things to copy over after that (fonts, icons, logon screen, etc.) because when I did it about a week ago, I had everything back the way it used to be save for the boot and logon screens in three hours, so with a small guide to follow that could be cut down to an hour and a half or even less. The only problem with that is renaming some of the files that are on the USB stick now to have more descriptive names, but should I not be able to find anything to do next Friday or Saturday and I remember, that can be done then. I'm also not sure if I have Wednesday off as well next week, but meh. I'll just check tomorrow~

Now I Can't Get to Sleep

Why is it that I was overall more productive in between 5am and now than I was for the entire rest of the night? All told, I removed several old accounts from sites I no longer visit or need, which started as an attempt to tidy up my list in KeePass and in the end served well to meet that goal, then I also was confused and uncertain of what to do with Feed43 for long enough that I finally understood what to do with it and was able to create an RSS feed for this site (the feed can be found here). The only problem with it right now is that I don't have a favicon for it, but I was able to find a sort of hack for userChrome.css that adds an icon to the matching-named bookmark toolbar folder (wow), so for now, that feed, plus one from another site I found today (look for "Alice and Kev") are in there, as will be a couple more that I found in the past, as long as I'm able to locate them again.

Also, that PoPoLoCrois movie finally finished uploading, close to three hours after it was started, so that can be seen here, and yes, it's really a throwaway account, which explains the message on my profile page, the fact that it says I'm female, the account name itself, and so on ^^; That second movie will probably be uploaded sometime tomorrow, but it'll likely take just as long, if not more than that, so maybe I'll leave it going while I'm at work or something.

Moving on, I also tried applying that "new" theme, and although there's an option to not show the calendar, there aren't any to change the colors, and therefore I'm back to this one, but while trying to find the layer selection page to apply it again, I got sidetracked looking through all the other themes I'd used, and this still looks quite nice, but there's one glaring problem with it. Unless you click an entry title or "Manage Entries" at the top of the page, where are the "Edit" and "Add to Memories" links?

Finally, I just uninstalled Internet Explorer 8, because along with this and this, I decided they were way too pretentious for their own good, but sent them this message first, then later decided that I'd rather have IE7 if anything. I still need to reboot, of course, but there's no rush for that right now.

Anyways, I think I need to go to bed. Or so my own feeling of impetuousness would seem to indicate, but it's already 8:30am anyways, so I really should~

This is Going to Show Later

By the time I fell asleep, and counting the ten minutes or so that I woke up a bit after that due to needing to use the bathroom, I figure I slept from 9am 'till 3:30pm. "Six and a half hours is plenty" you might say, and I would be more inclined to agree if I did not have to go to work tonight. I'm on 8 - close though, with Steve and hopefully two other closers, but that's not going to change the fact that around, oh, midnight (or possibly even earlier), I'm going become out of it once again. Oh well. It's Thursday, so a little extra energy to help with cleaning the floors and getting the order put away will help, and if I'm still really tired after that, I can quite easily ask Steve for a ride home.

Also, despite it supposedly being 23 out, it actually feels quite chilly, but any degree of cold right now really means nothing, and more than anything it's just weird to see The Weather Network say it's quite warm out when that's the exact opposite of what I've been feeling all morning / afternoon thus far.

Anyways, two dreams I can remember bits and pieces of right now, despite having been up for a good hour now because I'd like to close the Notepad window I have open which contains the details of one.

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Otherwise, today feels boring again, but it's also already 5:30 which means I have an hour and a half to go before leaving for work. Not that it'll take me that long or anything, but some of this time might be well-used for shaving, then probably more PoPoLoCrois playing and movie uploading afterwards, because there's obviously still a good deal of stuff left to do in the game~