Is Life Still There?

Alright, now I understand the frustration of such a long period between updates, and yes, I may even feel your frustration, but there is a force much more sinister causing my actions (Or lack thereof). What force is this you may ask? Procrastination. Also World of Warcraft. Yes, it is the complete fault of procrastination and Blizzard that I have not blogged in ages, but here I am starting again.

My studies are going quite well, and now I am well into my third semester of a six semester course. I have a GPA of only 4.625 but a few more 5’s could change that pretty drastically. I would say that assignments have been the reason I have not updated my blog, but that would be lying as the assignments have been pretty light on, and the workload quite manageable. Along with blogging more regularly, I want to continue working on my portfolio website as that is something which I really want to keep up with and have around sooner rather than later. If you would like a look at the beta version I have at the moment, feel free to check it out here but please don’t be harsh.

As for something that has been going around and around in my head, I believe I am starting to think more philosophically due to some lecture material by Jane Turner and just general abundance of time to “Think”. I have started work on another webpage which will promote people to be open with information, and to really ponder some of those heavy questions. I am a Christian so my way of thinking might be completely different to some people, but I believe looking at the world in different ways is the only way to begin to understand how things around you change your world.

As for a gaming update: World of Warcraft. Yeah, I know, its old, but it is hella fun. I have only recently hit the level cap and so much more has opened up for me. My character is growing and so is my understanding of human interaction in a game world. Other games I have been playing are limited, but I have been spending some time with Need for Speed: Pro Street as I recently acquired a Logitech Dual Action gamepad.

Pro Street is the weakest Need For Speed game I have played in a number of years, possibly since Underground 2. It has moved from the “Free roam” mode to a new “set races and tracks” aesthetic. There are no police, no real opposition, and hardly any cut-scenes. If it weren’t for the graphics and compatibility with my gamepad I don’t think I would have played past the first two or three races. The graphics are amazing and the control of the cars is good. The selection of vehicles is similar to Carbon where you can select older “Muscle” cars or newer cars, both of which have their advantages.

Something else which has been keeping me occupied is my new phone. I had a Motorola V3X which I picked up second hand for a little over $100, and I truly loathed that phone. After my girlfriend got a Nokia 7500 off eBay, I decided it was my turn, so after some quick shopping around I found that I could get a Nokia 6110 Navigator with built in GPS for a little over $500 (and convinced mum to pay for most of it). I love my little phone, and it can even tell me where to go. The only thing I find slightly annoying is the buttons, as they are just a wee-tad too small for my fingers. As for features, it has everything except Wireless LAN, which is ok by me since I have my laptop. It would have been cool blogging from the mobile, but at least I won’t get lost and die somewhere ’cause I’m too lazy to read a “RL* Map”.

In other news, not much is happening in my life at the moment, I am spending lots of time with my girlfriend and playing plenty of games. Uni is taking a small chunk of my time, which is ok, cause eventually I will be rich cause of it! Hope to talk to you again soon!

Peace Out,
Andrew

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