Software Engineer

Jason Hancock

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i truly am a g33k

I was at home the other night thinking about nothing in general and it hit me. I’ve never played Dungeons and Dragons. In fact, I had no idea how to play, what it takes to play, or anything. Working in a video game studio, I imagined that there were people I worked with that would play if I somehow could get a game together. I shared my desire to play with a coworker and it was all over after that.

I’m a fan of tower defense games. A buddy of mine turned me on to them back in college. I’ve been playing one now for a while. Desktop Tower Defense Squirt towers are awesome!

wii-tarded part 2

We made the trip to Best Buy to get the rest of the accessories that we needed to complete our Wii ensemble; two classic controllers and a nun chuck controller. Unfortunately, Best Buy didn’t have any nun chuck controllers, so after purchasing the classic controllers, we headed next door to Toys-R-Us. The electronics department was tucked away in a corner. It almost seemed like an afterthought. My spirits were dwindling…if Best Buy didn’t have it, what were the chances Toys-R-Us would?

It’s official. Laura and I are wii-tards. We decided to get a wii a little over a week ago and started asking around at our local retailers. I happened to go to Target in Eagle Rock (not our normal Target) and asked if they were expecting any wii’s. They said that they were expecting about 100 the next morning. That settled it….we were getting one. 3:30AM rolled around very early. If you know me, you know it’s a great feat to get me out of bed early in the morning.

The USB cable, car charger, and wall charger I ordered from amazon showed up today. I popped the installation CD in for the usb cable and installed the drivers. I then plugged my phone into the cable and fired up bitpim. I am finally able to transfer custom ringtones to my phone! Now I just need to make a few more ringtones. On to the car charger. I bought a bluetooth headset with the intent of using it while driving.

After searching the web a bit for some decent wallpaper, I discovered an interesting quirk about my lg vx8700. The native resolution of the screen is 240x320, but wallpaper in that resolution gets scaled kinda funky and looks bad. Off I set to find the correct size for wallpaper. A couple google searches said that the size should be 240x275. I grabbed an image, trimmed it to this size via photoshop and threw it on the microSD card I bought.

My phone has lasted for 3 years. I have no complaints with it. It was just time for an upgrade. The paint was starting to wear a bit thin (from all the hard abuse) and with the law changing in July requiring the use of a headset when talking and driving, I figured now was as good a time as any for a new phone. I left the house this morning to get a sandwich, a usb hub for Laura, and some stuff from the grocery store.

housing market

Market is really coming down. Prices have dropped a bunch since we’ve moved to So Cal. We’re stashing cash left and right hoping that this winter we might be able to scoop up a deal. We’ll see. As much as we like being renters, being homeowners wouldn’t be that bad. I just hope that we can get in some place where we can still afford to live somewhat comfortably like we do now.

It’s kind of like a double edged sword. All I want is a steaming cup of joe. Every ounce of me craves it despite knowing that it will keep me up for hours. I can’t escape it so I give in. The warmth fills me until the cravings subside. I am once again able to concentrate. I continue to work, knowing all the while that I will not be able to sleep when it is time to go to bed.