We Hates It

Re-installing games and software. Due to a series of glitches and screwups fixing the glitches, I’m currently reinstalling all my games. After reinstalling Windows. Multiple times…. Stressing me out and pissing me off. First world problems, eh?

Still got one problem I can’t resolve… for reasons that I don’t entirely understand, I ended up with two installations of Win 7, one on each of my drives. I’ve pretty much fixed that now (main reason for the re-installation), but the Windows directory is still there and can’t be removed. The worry is that months ago, I was in this same exact situation — until the system crashed for Idunnowhat. When it came back up, the old installation was bootable, and I have constantly had to tell the system which installation to use when I started up.

I don’t want to do a complete reformat of the larger drive; it’s got too much on it (more than the smaller drive can hold). And I don’t want to risk having a repeat of this situation. Windows won’t let me delete the unused directory from inside File Explorer. Is there another way to handle this? DOS command line prompt?

And I hate reinstalling all my software. Hate. Hate. Hate.

“Dammit, how many times is the download going to pop up UNDER the browser?”
“Why the hell can I NOT download Minecraft for Curse, or Twitch, or whatever?”
“What was my password for Norton again?”
“Damn you AT&T, 2.5Mb/s is not enough!”
“Java….”
“Oh man, all my saved games….”

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So, Am I Finally Out of My Slump?

Since mid-November, I’ve been having a terribad time playing World of Warships. Only this week have I finally put together several nights in a row that I would consider successful.

Its a slight uptick...

Maybe...?

So, my win rate is continuing to trend downwards, but every other stat is going up. Average damage is probably on the increase due to the higher tiers I’m playing, but I feel better about my play too. I’m using cover more, and having high-damage games even when I play lower tiers. Not that I always do well; I have my share of sub-1000 damage games where everything goes wrong. But I got a little curious today about ship stats during play. Here’s a little of what I found.

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Updates better damn well follow….

I’m not losing another blog-friend, dammit.

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Still Alive

Yep, believe it or not.

I need to get on the stick and write about some anime. Watched a little last night — Masamune-kun’s Revenge (thumbs up), and Fate/Grand Order (thumbs down).

Short reviews: Revenge is not fall-down, side-splitting funny, but it is cute and has it’s fair share of laughs. I followed the manga until the trip to France, at which point the fake piggy got annoying. It appears he Show ▼

will appear in the series, which might mean a two-cour run.

Fate/Grand Order was an insult to a grand franchise. Based on the smart-phone game, it no engaging characters, gripping villains, sense of drama, or much continuity with the original Fate/Stay Night story. Story-telling was very indifferent. One thing; it was either a triple-length first episode or an OVA — the run time was better than 72 minutes.

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Nice job!

And I thought I liked the Mattis pick….
I mean, from commercials like this, it’s obvious that this guy understands that $15/hr burger flippers aren’t what we need.

Full disclosure: I worked for a Hardee’s back when I was in college. My top wage was $3.45/hr …

Edit: Fuller disclosure — eating hamburgers with neither score you a date with a supermodel, nor cause you to look like one.

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It’s 2016, man

Three feet of snow.

In Hawaii?

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Holiday Weekend

Hope yours was happy. Mine was okay — but here’s what I did Saturday: the Houston Autorama.

If you jazz up your Lincoln Continental, does that make it a Blingcoln Continental?


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