I have to thank Verizon Wireless again for installing all this garbage on my phone that I can’t get rid of(without rooting the phone and probably invalidating my ability to receive future updates, at least.)
Today this Quickoffice garbage popped up its own custom icon in the notification bar, upon opening it I was sent to a page telling me that ‘Your Android device came pre-installed with a version of Quickoffice that provides mobile office productivity. It’s yours to use for free, forever.’ …however, you can upgrade to the full suite for this low low price!
I’ve only run Quickoffice once, on the day I got the phone. It’s been rebooted several times since then, so I know it wasn’t running. I can see an upgrade banner coming up when I run the software, but what the hell? Apparently they have a special service running fulltime on my device searching for updates for the things I don’t even want(it was not the normal app update message I get for everything else.) How much of my device’s resources/battery life is being wasted in service of these things that I don’t want, but can’t remove?
Oh well, random rage over.
I was sitting, with my computers off because I was too depressed to bother turning them on, and scribbled a thoroughly unfunny comic as something to do to keep from killing myself. It’s not meant to make sense, but it may frighten you to know it made perfect sense to me at the time. I named it Lunacy vs Spacetime just because.
It always bothers me when stuff like this isn’t available in one place.
“Applications for the FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test have been temporarily suspended. Please wait until we are ready to accept new applications and then try again.”
I’ve gotten this message on the application form intermittently since the ‘Open’ Beta started last night(already a day late at the time due to ‘critical errors.’)
Despite Squenix not even accepting new applicants, their page is giving error messages most of the time before you can even get to the above message. That is amazing to me. I had thought that people pretty much had the web figured out by now. I hope the people coding the game are a little more current in their skillset.
I heard that these un-boxing demonstrations were quite the thing on the Internet these days. Since there has been so much consternation surrounding my long wait and eventual purchase of a Motorola Droid 2, I figured I would put something together.
It is quite the tiny box.. my hand(and desktop) included for scale. Oh, my poor now-retired XV6700 made it into the shot. Alas. I decided to wait until I got home to really mess with it..
Alright, now that I’m home let’s open this up.
Not exactly how I would have done it, but let’s dig deeper.
I hate you, Verizon Wireless.
Ok, obviously the phone was really in there, and this is an inside joke. Sorry if you ended up on this page by accident!
I did find this kind of amusing in the Motorola Terms of Service on the phone:
I wager the genius who sent out thousands of Droid 2’s with a ‘put text here’ slug in the terms of service is feeling real sly about now.
So, I decided to give X3TC a go since a friend is also playing.
Terran Defender / Normal
Establish player base somewhere
Become non-awful at the game or understand how shit works
Finish game storyline
Game session 1:
Completed small patrol, Found some enemy guys, warped to a new system, got into a minor combat, chased a guy, completed many patrols, killed some enemy guys, completed more patrols, got sent back to Saturn system at the very end of the mission… upon arrival a cutscene began, during which I lost control of my craft, which was safely nestled by the jumpgate. I was trying to confirm what the docking command was on my command sheet for 0-5 seconds(I’m not really sure, it was very fast), when suddenly the camera switched to third person with my ship exploding, and an overlay of GAME OVER, as a large transport ship crashed into/flew through my ship.
An hour+ wasted. It was a long mission.
Giving Morrowind a revisit because, well, I never finished it. I got to the end basically but then stopped playing for some reason. I bought, but never played, Tribunal and Bloodmoon, so here we go. A friend wanted a list of mods I ended up installing, so here’s what I ended up with:
There are surely more/better mods out there, but I didn’t want to substantially change the gameplay, really.. even the universally reviled combat system. I always change my character’s Speed stat to 100 or better in Morrowind, it’s just a matter of sanity.