I actually walked to Alison’s a couple of times after the one I mentioned, but I haven’t really been excersising. I haven’t really been eating either, but that has a lot to do with not being employed.
I did get my resume posted on a site or two, but no useful bites from that (apparently my resume seems attractive to insurance companies. I’m a programmer, not an insurance salesman. I have neither the skills nor the inclination. I don’t want to sell anything. Especially not something I’m philosophically opposed to, like for-profit insurance.)
My brother came down last weekend for an early birthday celebration (the day proper is the 26th) and a good time was had by all. We did not get the Battle of Ngushevo run, but we came REALLY close to starting it. I’d forgotten how much prep time needs to go into an AT2 battle, and really Ngushevo was worse than many others we’ve run. With over twenty-eight warships and nearly 500 fighters engaged, it took a long time just to make record sheets, especially since the squadron (what, you wanted me to run 23 stars of fighters on a fighter-per-sheet basis? Yeah, right!) record sheets had to be made by hand. Next time I will make a Word document for it. Sheesh.
Getting appropriate counters was a bit of a problem, too, but didn’t take more than an hour. There were other delays, but the thing that blew the whole deal was when I/we/someone forgot all about the Forsaken Empire’s dropships. Oops. I suppose there’s always next time, eh?
Since I’ve been watching the new Macross series (in, I will admit, unlicensed fan-subs. There’s no other way to watch it, unfortunately. I would LIKE to give these guys my money, but the licensing issues are so tangled that I will very likely never get the chance,) I’ve had a serious hankering to play some kind of an Anime Mecha game, but looking over the available games, I couldn’t find one to play. Battletech’s too far away from what I’m looking for, the Palladium games are crap, and Mekton Zeta suffers from both the lack of a setting and me not having the manual.
I got back into Supreme Commander over the weekend, too, after spending several hours trying to get it to work. I finally reinstalled it and I’ve been very carefully dodging its issue with switching between extended (multi-head) desktop and normal. I discovered that I’m very rusty, so I’m playing through the campaigns again to try to knock some rust off. I found that I’m actually building faster this time through (yay!) but that some things are still quite hard. I never have found quite the right trick for the base at the end of Operation Snow Blind. Arnold’s advice seems useless. Especially the bit about “different unit combinations” that they keep repeating up through Operation Metal Shark.
In other news, antivax is scary, organic food is stupid, and life still sucks.