Confessions of a Dangerous Hand

Friday, April 22, 2005

PC Poltergeist

My almost useless workstation.

I've been having demons on my PC. First, I noticed that my Wacom tablet cursor is jittering like crazy, I don't remember when it happened, then, my Photoshop keeps having errors while running, next, my MS Office, and on top of that, I have to deal with random reboots of my PC. What the hell is wrong with this?! Iused to think I'm unlucky when it comes to PCs... now, it's insane! What luck! .. if I have any! I'm really pissed right now. I can't work straight hours with these demons. Which led me to a realization... instead of using a cloned/assembled pc, I should just use a branded set. That way, whenever I have errors like these, they'll be taken care of by pros. What sucks is, these pcs have warranties, right? But all these problems appear right after the Warranty period! Crazy! It's like it has a timer before it self-destructs! Absurd! Well, a branded PC is worth thinking about since it doesn't come cheap. A recommended setupwould cost me around P60-70K... that's a lot of money! But well, it's where I get my living so I guess its a worthy investment. We'll see what happens.
Last 16th of April, I celebrated my 26th birthday. God, I'm getting old and it shows. Sigh. I got myselfacouple of Star Wars items though. Books mostly. The EP3 Visual Dictionary, The Art of SW:ROTS book, and a couple of comics. Good read. Inspiring too.
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Sunday, April 03, 2005


The Dark Side Unleashed!

Priorities have shifted quickly... from the dragons figures, I'll probably get these first since these things get off the shelves quickly. And what more can you ask for? In the set, you have Vader, Sidious, Asajj AND Yoda! I don't mind the shops selling these as a set. Everything's going to be worth it. I can't wait for the movie to come out... right now, I'm praying they'll show SIN CITY on local theaters.Posted by Hello

The Quest for the Lost King

This here is the Eternal Clan Dragon taken at my desk.

Before the Age of Man, there was the Age of Dragons... Man looked at the dominant Dragons and knew that speech would set him free. Like a thief in the night, one brave man-his name, ifhe had one, long since disappeared like so many grains of sand--crept into the great city to steal the holy chalice and with it the Dragons' gift of speech. In the end, it was that simple act of thievery that tipped the balance of power, initiating the transition from the Age of Dragons to the Age of Man... what a story! I always loved dragons and stories of talking dragons, flying over civilizations of man like a shooting star always had an effect on my imagination. And seeing these figures from mcfarlane toys made those visions come true. Right, it's started again. After waiting for the new Star Wars unleashed Stormtrooper figure and let down by the shops' techniques of putting them in sets, I put my attention on these gorgeous toys of dragons! and right now, I'm planning on completing the set. Priced at P810 (SM) each, it's a steal. I got the Eternal Clan dragon and it's now sitting comfortably on top of my center channel speaker. Next, I'll probably have the boxed set where we find the Berserker Clan dragon vs. Human Attacker... human attacker, what a lame title for humans! I AM a human attacker! If only by this time, the dragon can still speak his thoughts he'd probably answer, Iam a Berserker Clan dragon, sounds cooler, no? Well, don't mind me... I'm just having fun.
Yesterday, Saturday, the people who contributed in Marco Dimaano's KIA project met at Megamall, some have been working together for years but haven't met each other personally. Which for me is always entertaining to watch. Hehe! For me though, gatherings are not for me. I could meet up with a person or two, but put me in a group of 20 people and I'm lost. I'm not a social person, but I don't hate being there. I'm just uncomfortable. Anyway, I met of course, Marco, Vin (Comic quest's owner who sez he's ordered booksfrom Seven Sea which is good, it means that it'll be sold here in the Phils.), Dean Alfar, Nikki Alfar, Gerry Alanguilan, Katch, Andrew Drilon, Anthony Yap, Mike Seludo, etc. It was a good time, but I had to leave early since I have to meet up with my girl Guia, who's always fun to be with also. Anyway, good luck with the book, guys!
Well, it's back to the drawing board for me. I have a submission to make later! Posted by Hello