Ordered two desktop mic stands

They’re inexpensive so I figured I’d try out two different types.

It’ll also encourage me to try to have people over to record.

Blah, only issue being that my best recording mic right now is my ribbon mic, but it’s a two way and not friendly to anything other than a pure recording environment.

It picks everything up >_>

Going to make a Minmatar RP character in EVE - Also I need to fight someone more

Probably tomorrow night. I have a gun show to go to in a few hours.

I just really dig the Minmatar in EVE even though they’re not into missiles so much. They use projectile weapons, shoddy looking ships, and their back story is interesting. They were enslaved by the Amarr because they fought amongst themselves as tribes. Sort of angry about that they now war with the Amarr (the Amarr are religious zealot types). The Caldari also border the Minmatar. The Caldari are a society run on military and efficiency, so while they Minmatar have respect for the Caldari’s fighting prowess, they hate them for their bullshit bureaucratic ways.

Then opposite the Minmatar are the Gallente federation. A federation that have a more free spirited, trade and artisan focus. The Gallente have the widest range of societies within it’s federation. The Minmatar seem to be at war with them least of the three.

I’m not sure precisely what it is about the Minmatar that I do like. I think I secretly want to me angry sometimes, so it feels good to RP someone who’s got a life of conditioning to kill and hate. I’m a peaceful person in real life who loves to physically fight. The opportunity rarely presents itself to spar with friends so I think I have a lot of built up adrenalin at times. Going off on my punching bag can be nice, but it really is absolutely nothing like taking shots to the ribs or side of the head. I know I’m ranting a tiny bit, but it plays right into it.

I really need to get back to journaling and writing more.


still-thinking-one said: expect constant crashing

Aside from needing to update video drivers I haven’t had a single glitchy thing happen.

hermeticz said: it’s so good dude you’re gonna have fun

I’m actually enjoying it a lot. I’m gonna play some of the campaign because I’m currently at work. I almost got teary eyed when I hopped in though. It feels so good.

I have a long list of games that I intend to play

Dead Space 3
F.E.A.R. 2
Planetside 2
Starcraft 2
Shogun 2
Sins of a Solar Empire

Painkiller Games
Air Buckaneer
Hard Reset
Zenoclash 2

The Undergarden
Septerra Core

Warland Airland Battle
Project Zomboid
Bob Came in Pieces
Stealth Bastard
PixleJunk Shooter

Gaming channel stuff

I think I’ll be dropping “True Emergence” as my name, and simply using “True Emergence Gaming” as a group name, and Alex Mackey as my online name. 

Most of my favorite outlets use their real names, and I don’t see a reason to be tied to the company name. Jeff Gerstmann, Vinny Caravella, Adam Sessler, etcetc

So that works

I honestly don’t like Bioshock Infinite that much


I think that the characters are pretty interesting, but not given enough time

I think the combat has potential, but falls short

I think that the upgrade system is broken and over simplified

I think that the combat on Hard isn’t interesting

I think that the health system doesn’t know what it’s doing

I think that the loot system doesn’t make any sense

I think that the vigors don’t fit into the world

I know that these are complaints that have been raised before. I’m just shocked that the game falls so short of it’s predecessors, but was still praised so highly by critics. I don’t dislike it because I think it’s cool to dislike it, but because I think it feels confused and a bit broken.


About the Alienware 17 GTX 780m choices

the-fuck-knows said: noooooooooooooooooo! why not a desktop? unless this is for gaming at work but still alienware is overrated. ENJOY IT AT ANY RATE THIS IS EXCITING.

Actually it is for gaming at work because I have a lot of free time. Especially on graveyard shifts. Alienware computers are, in general, very overrated. I’ve done a lot of research the past few weeks and I’ve found that this is actually a very cost effective setup. If I were to get a gaming laptop from anyone with similar specs I would be spending the same amount of money if not more.

In fact their $2700 A7 model is very over priced. The problem is they pin you in when you shop. If you look at the model it has a faster (7200rpm) 750 GB HD, 16GB DDR3 RAM, and a higher definition screen. Whereas if you’re looking at the only other GTX 780m machine it has a bigger but slower (1TB) 5500rpm HD, 8GB DDR3 RAM, and a completely adequate screen. Basically they’re forcing an upgrade of RAM, which is unnessisary past 8GB as it stands, and then forcing an upgrade of the screen if you just want the model with the better HD along with the 780m.

If it was really so easily configurable they’d allow you to simple get the model with the superior HD (comes with a Solid State onboard as well).

Anyways, a 7200rpm HD for upgrade indipendent is $100 if I really want to get it, otherwise I’d much rather save $500 for upgrades I don’t care about all that much. I’m not sure if the HD is really going to bother me all that much, but it’s not set in stone.

Anywho, big investment, but not overpriced fortunately. The Alienware 17 has made excellent reviews, and there really isn’t any laptop in the price range that competes all that well and reviews consistently well.

ALSO, I have a pretty solid desktop that’s about 500 dollars away from being completely up to snuff with the laptop I’m about to buy (just need to upgrade CPU+GPU). ALSO, my close friend is buying my current laptop from me for 400 dollars because it’s game worthy and I’ve let her borrow it before. She can play what she likes on it, and it cuts my cost a bit.