So much work to do, and so much sleep deprivation so I can’t concentrate on the work.

The fact that I’m going to be out of the office for Thursday, Friday and Monday this and next week (for Anime Overdose) isn’t helping, either.

Followup to FFXI griping

I feel poorer. But I’m actually richer, because I bought it off of the group for a discount, and I might actually get a bit more back than what I paid out. But even if I don’t, my opportunity cost is still in my benefit. And I now know Erase, which I only have to do once.

The BCNM went well: one Erase scoll (which I bought from the group), two Utsusemi: Ni scrolls, three Spirit Torques, and a handful of other 10k-ish items. The strategy was a success, even though our first attempt failed the other 5 went mostly flawlessly, and we’re going to try again on Sunday.

Last night, as I was getting out of the shower, I glanced over just as one of my lego starwars models fell off the top of my shelf. It totally freaked me out.

FFXI complaining within

Math and music

I did the math. I went back into my history and checked to see how much I had spent on shipping in the calendar year of 2004. When I got to April and I had already spent more than $79.95, I knew that Amazon Prime was for me. I also paid for it with my new Amazon Visa, so I got an effective 2% off. I was already getting 1% back in the form of Yahoo! Points on my previous Visa, which I always converted to gift certificates anyway. The Amazon Visa gives 3% back on purchases made on Amazon, so now I can buy anything on Amazon at “3% off and free shipping.”

I finally got my copy of Dai Gassou! Band Brothers in the mail. The only FAQ on is pitifully incomplete, it just lists the songs and instruments, and it’s obvious that the guy hadn’t even played it, because there are a few things he doesn’t know about. I managed to “beat” the game, (I got to “Pro” mode) but there’s still the Pro difficulty, which is actually quite challenging. I’m very tempted to actually write a more complete FAQ, but the fact that I only understand a fraction of the Japanese text that’s flying by might make my effort only three-quarters-assed instead of half-assed.

In FFXI, I’ve made it to level 68…. 1/3 of the way to 69. I’m getting close to the fight with Maat, which is something I’ve been dreading ever since I found out about it. I also got invited into an HNMLS, which will mean nothing to most of you, and it’s hard to explain. I haven’t done anything with them yet, I’m still focusing on trying to get to at least level 70.

I’m so considering buying this t-shirt, but I don’t know where I’d be able to wear it for maximum effect.

Just got the HDTV DVR cable box from Comcast, didn’t have too much time to play with it on my lunch break, though… and I think I need some different cables to connect them to the TV. I’m going to try using the DVI->HDMI cable for the fully-digital experience. Supposedly, I can use IEEE 1394 to connect it to the TV, but when I plugged it in, the TV didn’t detect the DVR. I think I’ll have to play with it a bit.

I also forgot to mention that when I first hooked up the TV, I was browsing around on cable for stuff to watch, and I ended up watching the last 3/4 of The Butterfly Effect, and I thought it was pretty cool, I need to catch the first 30 minutes, now, though.