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Warlords of Draenor – World of Warcraft

I am throwing the biggest fit ever. I don’t get to play. Not by choice but more by life kicked my in the but and of all things I had to go to HomeDepot and order parts to fix the kitchen cupboards someone in the house broke. (There is a ‘not me’ ghost in the house… again.)

But I so digress. I have had the privilege to watch the Beta edition the past 2 months? And OMG I cannot wait. The game hits the US at midnight the 13th, 7 hours earlier in the GMT. (I where I’ll be at 3)

I follow US and GMT (UK, Ireland) gamers on Twitch and YouTube for the games. I cannot wait to see the opening to the game again… and watch (and maybe glean some tips for when I get to play) and watch and laugh my ass off.. I think by a slight margin better than the graphics being released are the reactions of the players. I mean? The facials for the triumphs and the epic fails. It is wonderful.

Blizzard is releasing some new things soon. I’m not at the place where I can get to all the facts and research I want to make sure I report things accurately. December, January…. All going to be awesome months.

So I am spending time Gaming and watching gamers do what I want. I will get my book done before next December in-between all the playing I’ll be doing.

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Twitch, Iphone, YouTube, PC – Aw****!!

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I did not have a good combination of options last night. I am not a tech-noobie, but boy did I do a noob justice last night. The picture on the left above is just before a moment where I was laughing my ass off. (I can say ass right?)Anyways… Yes, I did have to go and replay it a few times. It was good for giggles. 😀

One of those can I do this moments followed after that.

Can I get this converted to YouTube?

Wait do I even have the right software….

Followed by a search of can I even find the footage? (Footage is there. Just have a glitch in the original recording. But the audio….)

So back to my quest for the search, yes the software is there, yes the Iphone works… wait Iphone needs to update. Update started at 10:02 pm. The little blue bar is not moving… Still not moving after I patiently read part of a book.

Still hasn’t moved. A clue?

At midnight I decided to go to sleep update was not done. Up at 2:30 the OCD in me could not handle the fact that the weather made the WIFI wonky and the update was NOT done. Aaaaaaahhhhh!!

Click on Apple exit, will stop the update. Must restore phone. Restore phone? Huh??  Okay restoration of phone. Requires a computer restart (by then I had all the USB connections screwed up between the assorted portable hardware.)

And restarting the computer gets me this little square blue box.  WTF? Okay, the USB ports got all screwed up. Restart the computer, again. By now I am beating my head against the pillows, the house is cold and dark and I really cannot make a lot of noise.

Its three o’clock in the morning, a sane person would have went to sleep. But the phone is my alarm clock, I am addicted to IG and I have to, have to, have to have it available on Halloween. Did I mention I have to?

Computer and Apple do not even recognize the fact that the Iphone exists. Iphone doesn’t even recognize itself.  I’z a litte perturbed. Now this is running the fact that I got maybe 3 hours sleep the night before? Yah, not impressed.  So, okay I get the phone restarted and figured out. I now need the password to the household WIFI.

I live in a house of people where nothing is ever put back where it belongs. For example:

The pamphlet from the cable company containing the passcode is not in the little red box or the bag of cable stuff. Both logical places to find it.

The Motrin for my niece, who has since woken up with a fever, is not in the medicine cabinet, on the rec-room table or in the kitchen.

My keys are not on the hook.

At this point, priorities get rearranged and I run to the 7-Eleven in my minion jammie bottoms and grab Motrin, 2 Dr. Peppers and a few of those little silver dollar beef jerkies. I felt better after those.

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Okay everything delivered. A little bit of food and some caffeine. Somewhere in the mess of electronics I own there is the password. Quick search through the computer – no go. Kindle, Ipad, well the Iphone is out. It’s what wanted the password in the first place.

Back to the computer:

Network and Sharing Center – click

Wireless Network Connection Center – click (I’m starting to feel smarter)

Wireless properties !! (Small celebration)

Securities. –click At this time I have one of those palm to forehead moments. I mean why didn’t I go here before? I am really not this tech-illiterate. Has to be the lack of sleep.

Okay, passcode entered _ Restoration will take 12 minutes.

20 minutes later (remember the phone said 12? And the internet has been wonky?) the phone is up and restoring back to the other night and it is now a half hour wait for all of the apps to reload. I might just have too many apps.

By this time it’s 5 in the morning. There is no reason to go to bed as I have to get up at 5 to get ready to go to work.

I am now at point A, again. I have the weekend, I think, to get the vid figured out. Maybe…

I’d would say my Halloween started out with a little bit of a trick. And I think I’ll wait to upload the software upgrade for another day.

However the greatest thing? The computer and the Iphone now both recognize that it is there.

Coffee is now a requirement to function. I hope everyone has a great Halloween (if you celebrate) and if you don’t, Have an awesome Friday!

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Follower Etiquette

I have come to the conclusion with little input from others that I really do not know what a “Follower’s Etiquette” entails.

Have you come across someone you follow and you enjoy following them, but they seem to have disappeared?

Now in this day and age where so many physical boundaries are breached by the internet, what is the proper way to ask if they are okay?

That to me is the question of the day. How does one say ‘Hey everything all right?” knowing that you are virtual strangers and that how someone appears online/in text is not always who they wholly are. But that it is a faucet of them that you get to see. Sometimes it is the best, and sometimes it is the tip of the iceberg.

Can people get to know each other via electronics? While I would not consider this friend, a strong acquaintance is not the strongest word either. Can chat reveal a person to another.

In this day and age, is it safer to just wait. To say “Hey, I thought about you the other day” when they show back up.

The same could be said for distant friends, distance making it hard to hunt them down. To make sure they are okay.

And this could just be me. I’ve been this way forever. There are just some people some faces you come to rely on to improve your day. Hoping that in someway you in turn provide some inspiration to them or someone else down the road.

But at what point is too much, too much? I am afraid I do not know. Etiquette was never my strong suit, I have been the bull in the china shop barging in. With a gruff attitude, and an offbeat humor that does not translate well in person let alone on the internet I can be off-putting.

There is the key point, am I wondering because I am being my true nosy need to know everyone’s business but my own self? Or am I truly hoping everything is okay? In this case, I can say a little of both. I do hope that all is well and that it truly is a case of life just running its course and things happen.

Then if that is the case, updates are needed.

Oh, that is so the pot calling the kettle. I am now making myself laugh. I myself have been known in moments of frustration to just disappear off  the internet. So I guess in a way karma has come back to show me that it is a let down to followers to just disappear and not say ‘Hey, I am taking a momentary hiatus”.

at the same time to remember, in life’s disappointments to come back, come to where like minds are. Where people have experienced the same life choices and let downs or up lifts. While I now have answered some of my previous questions, I still do not know if it is appropriate to ask, “are you okay?”

I have succumbed

Well, yes I have succumbed. I missed my magey-gnome so much I am going back…

Yes, I am going back to WOW. I played a long time ago with a friend on their account, thus the need to get my own. And I did. After much debating and looking around I purchased the beginning boxed set.

However, I know how much time I don’t have for playing. So, thanks to the invention of prepaid cards, I’ll just purchase a few months at a time.

NaNo is starting up soon, so I will have no time I am sad to say.

But anyways I have so digressed from the original purpose of this post, it is the chat’s fault and Twitch’s as to why I am running screaming and jumping back onto the band wagon. No, seriously it’s all their fault.

Good news on the gaming front- I only have 3 more heroes to level up to level 10 before the next set of goals.

I hope all is going well for everyone.

sept oct 2014 075I am starting to like playing this character. I will have to find the picture from last night. Epic win!

Share Your World – week 2 for me

This is my contribution to Cee’s Photography blog challenge. I have to say I am absolutely enjoying this two weeks in. What a wonderful way to start the week.

Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?

Well, if anyone saw my InstaGram account, there are no pictures of me. I don’t happen to like the way I photograph and try my best to avoid the camera. However, my loving sister snapped one while I was moving boxes for our mother in the attic yesterday… <I must go delete that…>

What did you most enjoy doing this past week?

Honestly? And this may sound sad to some, but it was the online chat during a stream I was watching. I mean, how else do you meet people from around the world for pennies? So many views, so many ideas. I have to admit I have more story ideas fly through my head during these hours long, there really is no way to describe the chat, ‘cept as good, eclectic conversations.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Coffee, I say this knowing I should not be drinking it. I’ll have to find another extravagance. lol

Which letter of the alphabet describes you best?

I don’t know.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Grateful for? This time around my sister, simply because while we don’t see eye to eye on many things, (and I will be a grown up and admit she’s usually right) she gets me. Simply put.

Forward for this week? Seeing my muse online, and getting my butte in gear. My book of poems was a flop. So, time to get back on that horse and write another short story, or finish the few I have in the notebooks. 🙂

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