Milk and Cigarettes

Rambles about stuff I like.

Nerdariffic

Cripes. The best laid plans and all that…

I went to bed at 9:00 last night, so I could get up and get going on my day. THEN, some drunken hooligans woke me up with their shouting at 3:00am. THEN, I found out that I had a stupid cough and sore throat, so I slept in until 6:30am. Guh.

Well, regardless, I’ll still try and make it out to the gym today. It’s only cardio today, so having a cough is acceptable. I figure I should download a bunch of comedy albums and motivational speeches, so that I can listen to something during cardio. It’s only when I’m lifting that I need the musical power of Motorhead and Metallica.

Anyhoo, I think my gaming PC is all complete. I caved yesterday and got a new mouse, because my old mouse was wireless, and the wireless signal kept cutting in and out. This can be disastrous if one is trying to take over the world. How am I supposed to defend my empire with a subpar mouse signal?

So I got the Razer Deathadder, which is consistently rated one of the top mice since about 2005. It’s pretty schweet, and has a kickass name. Here’s a pic of it in (in)action.

Black Beauty 004

 

It doesn’t show in the pic, but the scroll wheel has a green LED around the outside. And the “Deathadder” symbol is also LED lit on the main mouse face, and it sorta fades in and out. It’s advertised to be 6400 dpi, which I think means dots per inch, but regardless, it translates to superquick action on the screen and very precise when necessary. It’s of course a laser optical mouse, which means if I were a surgeon and somehow able to control a robot over the internet, this would be the mouse I’d use.

The main games I’m playing right now are Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and some Orcs Must Die. I looove Orcs Must Die – and a reading note, whenever a word has 3 vowels in a row, the word is to be read like it’s spoken by an overly dramatic 14 year old girl. (You know the type. “OMG, I looove the music of One Direction!” – “Guh, Stacy is being suuuch a biiitch.” – “My parents suuuck! They wont drive me to the mall!”)

Anyhoo, yeah – Orcs Must Die, man that is easily the best tower defense game ever created. Actually, it’s properly considered an “action” tower defense game, as it plays like a 1st person shooter. I love it. For each level, you deal with an onslaught of Orcs and you’re given a limited set of traps. So you have to cunningly set your traps and fight off the Orcs.

There was an Orcs Must Die 2 released a few years after, but I don’t think it’s as good as the original. Of course, I may be somewhat prejudiced, as OMD2 is supposed to be played co-op, and I only really ever enjoy single player campaigns, aside from sports games.

Anyhoo, it’s a nice new Saturday and despite my stupid cough, I’m raring to get going on the day. I plan on reading Think and Grow Rich again and going over the 6 steps for each of my pillars. What are the 6 steps you ask? What are these pillars I speak of? Well, it looks like I’ve managed to leave a little cliffhanger for tomorrow’s blog post.

To finish up, here’s a couple pics of my new awesome computer. Behold, the construction and completion of the mighty Black Beauty.

A super close up of all the gear I bought. Not shown: mostly everything.

A super close up of all the gear I bought. Not shown: mostly everything.

Mobo, Ram, PSU, Chip and stock chip fan installed. Will it post?

Mobo, Ram, PSU, Chip and stock chip fan installed. Will it post?

 

Successful Post! Now to clean up these shenanigans.

Successful Post! Now to clean up these shenanigans.

Black Beauty standing tall and proud, like the 2001 monolith.

Black Beauty standing tall and proud, like the 2001 monolith.

 

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