sailorzeo: (thinking)
Okay, so....back when I worked at OMax, the CompUSA in the same plaza closed, and I picked up City of Heroes for about $5.  Almost a year ago, I think.  I've yet to install it.

Today, Matt picked up City of Villans at Big Lots for $10 (deluxe version with cards and figures and other miscellaneous stuff).  

We'd been looking for another MMO we could play together, but...we're down to one computer.  We'd been playing Voyage Century Online, since it's free, but the lag's been painful, and well, it was a lot a lot a lot of grinding.  I mean, I would set my character to mining, come back in ten minutes, move her to another ore stack, and start over.  And hope there were no "locusts," ie, swarms of guild alts all doing the same thing, exhausing the resources in no time flat.  Kind of took all the fun out of the game.

But, he wants another RPG.  He even reinstalled Once Upon a Knight, because he's always enjoyed it, and has yet to reach the level where you can catapult cows.  

So, some questions, directed primarily at <lj user="alessar">.  Are they completely separate games, or do they intermingle (ie, can a Villans chara meet up with a Heroes chara)?  Actually, that's the only question he had.  :-P

I'm going to go watch a movie now.



Nov. 19th, 2006 09:52 pm
sailorzeo: (huh?)
Okay, so I went ahead and let Windows update whatever it was it was updating. Turns out to be IE. Okay, no big deal. So it's all updated, and I managed to change most of the things it auto-changed that I didn't like. But there's one thing that I don't know how to turn off.

When I scroll, it KEEPS SCROLLING. Usually, I scroll down one click of the wheel at a time. Just bumping the page up or down, really. But now...I turn the wheel one click, it scrolls down that click...pause...another click...another click...another click. WHAT?? It can get annoying; I'm used to being able to scroll just to where I need to go, and then as I stop scrolling and start moving the mouse to, oh, I don't know, fill in a field, suddenly that field is a few inches above where I expected it to be when I STOPPED SCROLLING.

This is not helping my headache. I tried unclicking "smooth scrolling" and restarting IE, and it still was jerky. Other than "Switch to Firefox or Opera or anything else cause IE is EEEVIL," are there any suggestions as to how to fix this?

ETA: I think I fixed it. I realized, on a page that was all text, no pictures, that it wasn't doing that funky extra scrolling thing. So I looked under Multimedia, and unclicked "Smart Image Dithering" (I think that's what it was). Went back to a site that had the scrolling, tested, and voila, just one click at a time. Yay me.

Now if I can just get the address bar UNDER the "File Edit View" bar. :-P

sailorzeo: (puppy)
Well, after replacing the cd drives and fans, as well as giving the inside of the case a good dusting, I finally got Sims 2 Pets installed. Got the conflicting hacks replaced, and already know I need to download the one that takes the fun advertisement of the pets down a few pegs. Gave one gal a cat, and another a dog (pictures of those later). But what grabbed my attention enough I had to take a screenshot of it?


"Angsternaut." Heh heh heh heh heh....I love the Maxis sense of humor.

PS--new ZOMGPETZ!! icon. Pictures to follow. :)
sailorzeo: (Default)
I got tagged by [ profile] twigling

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

1. Hilary and Hailey Duff, "Our Lips are Sealed."
2. Avril Lavigne, "Skater Boy"
3. Dream, "He Loves U Not"
4. Stacie Orrico, "Stuck"
5. SheDaisy, "I Will...But"
6. KT Tunstall, "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree"
7. Daniel Powter, "Bad Day."

I gently tap: [ profile] jetwolf, [ profile] alessar, [ profile] stephaniejane2, [ profile] cheekyerica, [ profile] mimisgrotto, [ profile] sapphirerose924, and to get her to do something in her journal (which she won't anyway, but hey), [ profile] penprp.

On another note, I'm seriously considering taking a chat hiatus next week, especially after last night, when I didn't get offline and go to bed until 1:30 am. Yes, I took a nap that afternoon, and yes, I did drink triple-strength coffee that evening, but still, the stimulus that kept me awake was chat. And I'm up until after midnight most nights unless I make a conscious effort to get offline and go to bed earlier.
I've been SO tired at work these past few weeks. Next week would be sort of an experiment, just seeing if I don't have the chat programs running, if I go to bed between 10 and 11 pm, do I sleep better, feel more rested in the morning? The logical answer would be yes. But I want to see for sure. There could be other factors, such as the bed, Matt's snoring (despite the earplugs), etc, that are contributing to the constant exhaustion. My doctor's ruled out pretty much every medical reason for my fatigue, and thinks it's most likely stress.
So, possibly starting Sunday night at 10 pm, I may be turning off Yahoo Messenger and AIM. There's only two people I really talk to online anymore anyway, and I'll let them know personally when I decide whether or not I'm doing this.

If I do go through with it, I give it until Wednesday night before I'm in screaming withdrawl. :-P
sailorzeo: (thinking)
Finally got my state rebate back. Sent a message to the cable company, now I just need to wait on them to get back to me so I can get my internet and get off my boyfriend's computer before he explodes....

Good news

Apr. 26th, 2004 06:36 pm
sailorzeo: (fabulous hair)
Okay, so my boyfriend and I are back together, as of a week ago yesterday. Don't have my own Internet yet, but I can still use his computer. I'm hoping to get my state tax refund back soon, so I can get cable internet. Mmm, cabley goodness. Still have to use an antenna for television, but at least I'll have high-speed internet. :-P

I started working a touch on my original PR series. Have 1 page typed, three segments, intro segments for the initial three. When I get a cohesive plot together, I'll let you know.

Oh, and I may post the three pages I wrote the day after the breakup. Emotional stuff.

Oh, and yeah, I need some Photoshop tutorials. If anyone knows a good online tutorial for PS6, dealing with layers and effects and the like, e-mail me. webmaster @ gridmasterscastle-dot-freeservers-dot-com Turns out my Photoshop crosses over to my new XP box without a hitch. Yay. :) But I still am missing the technical knowledge to get what's in my head out onto the screen, and then to paper. Help!
sailorzeo: (thinking)
Okay, so I've managed to work out an attack strategy for my game, now I'm trying to decide the "playing" strategy, ie, the table layout, how to bring characters out, etc. The only CCG I've actually PLAYED is Legend of the Five Rings, and I've observed Magic, so the original table layout was Magic based. I don't think that'll work with how the game is evolving, though.

I also picked up a new computer this week. MUCH faster, but I'm upgrading to XP on I'm going to lose my Photoshop and Pagemaker. Looks like it's time to scan eBay for a new version. I think perhaps my Photoshop MIGHT transfer in, I'll find out tonight, but Pagemaker is ancienct. Sigh.

Oh, the ideas....
sailorzeo: (thinking)
I spent Sunday with my boyfriend and his friends learning to play the CCG Legend of the Five Rings. That was interesting in that it reawakened my urge to work on a project that's been in the pipes since 1996 or 97. Yes, back then I was working on a PR CCG. Back then, it was based loosely on Magic: The Gathering, and I guess it still is. Having a CCG expert (my boyfriend) look at it, I decided to rework the rules, so that while still having the flavor of the show, it no longer sticks slavishly to the storylines. This means if someone wanted, they could build a Red Ranger deck, or an all-villan deck, etc. Also, since I sort of missed large portions of Turbo, Space, Lost Galaxy and Lightspeed, I'm taking ideas on different "action" or "event" cards. I have a few, but I need a lot more so I can implement this idea. I'll keep y'all updated, because if I manage to finish the deck ideas, I'm gonna need playtesters.

I can't believe I'm still working on this. :)

Another note: I'm still learning Photoshop (for some reason, my English dept. design classes didn't teach us anything about this wonderful program), so while card ideas are flying fast and furious, actual card DESIGN is still in the back of my head screaming to get out. I'm working on it, though. If I can grab screencaps from my Best Of DVD, that'll help.

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