Server Lag

Haaren River, early Fall

If you ever played any MMO, you know exactly what server lag is. Now, the past weeks it seems that life itself had some lag. Example: the calendar clearly said “Fall” but the weather was still stuck in July. Everything else went like in slow motion as well and don’t get me started on my creativity. She went off on vacation and refuses to come back. It is not that I don’t have any ideas. I have tons of ideas but when I want to sit down and draw something, it’s like somebody is holding the pause button down. That’s so annoying. Oh well, I just noticed that Gimp released an update, maybe that will get me going. You all have a pawesome week ahead and stay safe.


Time is Relative

Forgotten and claimed by Nature

When I was working the days where always too long, too much time for work and chores and too little time for rest and fun. It was not that I didn’t like to work, I loved my job, it was just that I had to work with very toxic people and that ruined it for me. Completely. I never managed to get some sort of balance into it. Now I’m retired and something funny happened. The days are too short, there is more fun stuff than day. *gasp* Ya I know, right? We get up at around 7 (no alarm clock, we just wake up) and first thing we do even before the first coffee is walkies, then coffee for me and breakfast for the dog. After that it’s usual chores, whatever pops up. Around noon we have some sort of lunch (Ami gets her cow ear) and right after we go on walkies again. The noon walk is usually the longest walk of the day. When we come home it’s about 2 pm, I get a coffee and think, heck where did the day go. Time for other fun stuff, and that is where the trouble start. What do I want to do? Crochet? Knitting socks? Pixel some? Play a game? Fool around in Inkscape for a bit? You see where that leads, right? Around 6 I start dinner and after food it’s walkies again. Poof day gone.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I actually feel blessed to have a life filled with so much fun stuff and activity, I’m just amazed how things can change. From meh way too long to yay can I have more hours. If I find another hobby I’m in trouble simply because I have no idea where I should stuff it. Maybe stop sleeping?

Have a pawesome day and be safe ya’ll.


Provisional Solutions

The problem with those provisional solutions is, that ones they are in place you can almost never get rid of them. They sit there like forever, you keep telling yourself to finally fit it but hey, it works and there is so much else to do. Just look at the header of this blog. The photo is just a provisional solution, a placeholder if you like, for the real header. Since a photo is way to chunky for this theme I plan to draw a some pixel art. I know exactly what I want, the draft is done but there is where I get stuck. First there was this crochet project I was working on and now there is this other crochet project I had started before I finished even the first project. And well, there is nothing wrong with that photo, beside it being to chunky, it will work for some time, right?

I’m not even sure if that is pure laziness or some sort of universal law. I can remember that my parents had it with those provisional solutions too. My father was a master electrician, don’t ask how the power outlets in our house looked. And when I now think about it, I remember I ones told my ex father in law, who was fixing something in our house, “Nooooo don’t do that, I would have live with this makeshift nonsense forever, fix it right now.”. And don’t get me started on the dentists with their horrible “I put in a provisional solution now, for the real fix you have to come back next week”.

Oh well, I should get going and work on that header graphic now, so I can get rid of the provisional solution before fall. Have a pawesome day!


Getting there


Boy did WP change! When I blogged last time a few years back WP was super easy and straight forward, now they have turned it into some sort of rocket science. I actually had to look for a tutorial just to figure out how to get the image inline. It only took me nearly 2 days. That was a first, in over 20 years. Why do people always have to screw around with working systems. When something works fine and everybody loves it, don’t touch it. Period! But maybe it’s because this is the first time I’m not with a proper host (cpanel and all). Here at WP everything is kinda instant but you are very limited, unless you want to spend a fortune. I have no idea to where this new adventure leads, heck I don’t even really know with what do fill this blog besides my mumblings (I swear, my belly feeling made me do it), but if it turns into something I’ll move to a proper host. I miss my cpanel, but for now this is just fine. Right now I have my hands full with getting back into things.

It’s not only WP I have to get back into. Since I do my own graphics, I have to get back into Gimp as well. Yesterday I pulled out my Wacom and omg I swear, I never saw such a dusty Wacom. =p Ya well, I better get busy now. Have a pawesome day.