Time to get things back in gear

Sunday 17 December 2006 at 5:28 pm

Been a while since I posted last, so I figured now would be a good time to bring things up-to-date.

I started a new tech support in the beginning of October. Didn't exactly want to go back into the call center tech support field again, but it works. It's a good environment to work in, much better than the place I was at the time before. My first paycheck that I was able to use (first one before that was a half check, and needed to go to other things), was on Halloween, the same day of my very first paycheck at the first place I worked at.

Now that I'm making money again, I got a new video card, an ATI X1650Pro. Since Vista is coming out soon (next month), I decided to get a low-cost but powerful card, because I would be upgrading once again when Vista comes out to get a DirectX 10 card to do DirectX 10 development. Since I've been using this same computer for two years now, there are a couple more upgrades I have to get to get it up to speed for use still. Next I plan on ordering an LCD, the Dell 2007FPW. Next paycheck is the day after Christmas so will order it then. Then, sometime in late January or February I'll get an X2 to bring my desktop up to speed, and then Vista. Other than that, nothing else to upgrade for a while.

No updates on CastleEngine, I had set it aside for some other projects. I was thinking of redoing it for something else tho, maybe a GBA or DS homebrew. Also, I had started a networking library project on SourceForge (link can be found on the main site), but I haven't had time to do any work on it because of other things.