C’est la vie

June 15, 2005 by Tim

Stupid son of a bitch…

I spend a bit of money, get my gaming rig up to peak working order… and then my work PC decides to initiate death throes. It cost me two hours of coloring work yesterday (my own fault for not saving I guess) and then turned ten minutes of comic work into an hour.

It just decides to stop working. It doesn’t power down, but suddenly the monitor acts like there is no computer attached. It could be any number of things. The computer I use for work is actually 4-5 years old now. I’m pretty sure it’s not the video card. My best guess would be the processor or the hard drive. To be on the safe side, I’m spending this afternoon backing everything up onto my external hard drive. Then it looks like the gaming rig will become the work PC, and I’ll have to get a new gaming rig.

Figures that this couldn’t happen during a slow work period. Had to happen when I’ve got a thousand things I need to do for the books and comics and the last thing I need is for a computer to die.

Anyway, it could be worse. I could have not had a second computer to transfer the work load to.

I’m hooked on Battlefield 2. Everything about it is great. Especially when you get into a really good squad that follows your orders and works together.

When B2 goes retail next week, I am going to be renting a server for Ctrl+Alt+Del fans to play on. This way we’ll be able to gather in one place for some good matches, with like-minded people. And I will have total control over the server, so I can kick annoying people that TK and cause ruckus.

Though since I’ve never rented a server for a game like this before, I do have one question. What is the difference between a public and a private server? My assumption is that a public server will appear on the list, whereas a private server you can only access my manually inputting the ip addresss and whatnot. Am I correct?


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