Bought MoP, installed it, played for an hour and found that I couldn’t be less excited about this game. Which is a good thing. So that was probably my last visit to Azeroth. Deleted the game clients (and backups of the clients), cancelled my subscription and got rid of the boxes. Haven’t touched it for a few weeks now and I don’t feel good or bad about that, which I guess is how it should be. It’s been fun (or at least my brain was brainwashed into thinking it’s actually having fun doing the same things over and over and over) and now it’s time for a long overdue goodbye. 8 months ago
since Mass Effect 3 and then Diablo 3 came along… have been game free for a month or two but started to play again this week, this time a classic from my “wine cellar” at gog.com (I’m at 44 games and should really not buy anymore as I haven’t played at least 20 of those).
Am very determined to resist MoP next month though. Maybe later, but definitely not right away. 10 months ago
1) went ahead and bought Aperture
2) imported every photo I could find on my computers
3) took a backup and then another backup
next step is to sort through the jumbled mess that is my Aperture “library”, figure out a workflow that suits me (probably using Albums, Stacks and ratings) and get processing on those mountains of pictures that are in dire need of some loving. 10 months ago
As of september I’m left with one loan to pay off and that should be finished by the end of the year. Will be giving myself a keep-up-the-good-work-patting on the shoulder as soon as I finish typing this. 10 months ago
though I have to be frank and admit I had a very lucky break. I put up lots of ads but only once because I didn’t get a lot of response. It was sold in the end to a helpful family member who, admittedly, needed a car, but still it feels like I was being done a large favor. I really should have gotten rid of my car a lot earlier as it had been sitting there for a year without anyone using it and all the time losing value faster than a Catholic priest can say a Hail Mary. So I feel bad about not putting in more effort earlier and good about getting rid of it of course. A mixed bag, but hey, the car is gone and I guess that’s what matters. 10 months ago
Yesterday evening I took a few pictures of the car and put it up for sale on several websites focussing on this sort of transaction, so let’s hope it pays off… Now I wonder why I’ve been procrastinating so badly, it only took me about two hours to do all that and I haven’t driven the car for six months :/. But let’s be positive, forget about that and now try to keep it up until it’s sold. 13 months ago
why not just cancel it? Well done on getting rid of one card debt already! For me the less cards I have, the less risk of running them up. Now I just have one credit card that I use when there is no other option and pay as much as possible with a Visa debit card. 13 months ago
with paragraph upon paragraph of regulations and criteria – it looks like registration will be more challenging than the actual studies. Anyhow I’m still committed as I really want to change fields professionally and now is the time to start doing that. 13 months ago
Today I wrote to UNED, a Spanish institution offering distance education, asking for the admission criteria for those holding a foreign university degree. Shouldn’t be too much of a hassle as I’m not looking to get anything validated and my degree is from another European university. Hopefully they’ll reply quickly, I’m quite motivated to move on with this. 13 months ago
I’m spending too many hours playing and too little time doing the important things in life. I’ve been playing since 2005 with several long breaks between binges. Every time I start playing again this game ends up eating my life, to the point of neglecting family, friends and work and it’s no different this time around. The same can happen with other MMOs or games, but WoW is definitely the most time consuming addiction I’ve had to deal with.
I haven’t taken any drastic measures yet such as deleting my account and blowing up my CDs (saw that on the internet somewhere), but I’ve deleted the game client from my laptop and disconnected my gaming desktop. I think the next step will be to activate parental controls on my account to limit the number of hours I can play in a week, in case there is a relapse. I’m still hoping that some day I’ll manage to play this game in moderation (I do like the stories Blizzard comes up with a lot) and unfortunately I have an annual subscription so anyhow I’m still paying for some time to come. 13 months ago