Perfectly out-of-sync

I had a situation yesterday that forced me to re-evaluate my coping skill levels. it’s been a while since I practised and, like many skills, you can lose the talent. Meanwhile, the first batch of PS5 pre-orders were snapped up in a matter of minutes and Amazon sold out.

I like my games Real but daaaaaaaaam

Every active Division agent must be thinking “oh s**t, they went and done it in the real world.” So, the collapse of societies is upon us.  Things that mattered 30 days ago are trivial today.

  • Hospitals and medical services unable to cope with demand.
  • Groceries and common supplies become limited – shelves are empty
  • Major cities on lock-down
  • Quarantine mandated
  • Martial Law in effect
  • Airline ground flights for the foreseeable future…..but
When’s the next train? Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Water taps are running
  • Electricity is still here
  • Banks are still open
  • …And WhatsApp still works

More fiction please

God of War – Yes, finally and the first chapter takes you out of any reality your currently suck in.

No, I don’t know when this Pandemic will end – God of War

Lifting my head up

For the past 11 months, I’ve had my head down trying to deal with my own worries.  Missed a few major events because of it such as The Royal Wedding, The World Cup and Aretha Franklin’s funeral.  I have a weakness in saying ‘No’ and every time someone raises an issue my instinct is to provide a solution.

Like any combat medic there comes a time when you can’t heal yourself…..Then it’s game over and you are downed.

I miss my friend Nev, he was always at a standard I wish I could reach….morally grounded.

It’s a bright New Year for me now so time to rewind, refresh and start working on my goals…again.

Brilliant days of analogue tapes

How do I change /db path?

It’s been 6 months since I last used the largest social media network on the planet and it’s been good for me.  For certain relationships not so much, so I decided to turn it on again for Christmas.

Fake happiness ./Corrupted after compression

The pressure to be on social media is massive and we weave our lives and apparent facts about each other around it.  Happy pictures equal happy life but how easy it is to fake this happiness for the satisfaction of others. Anyhow, after reactivating my account, the system rapidly to find your connections and suggestions. Normally, this is pretty easy if you do it from your phone as it would just scan your contacts and there you have it.  Just the fuck with them I log in via Linux Kali behind some pretty odd firewall and intrusion detection gear.

I’ve always been terrible about tweaking the Social media privacy settings so just tend to BLOCK ANY inbound.

Tom Clancy’s The Division -trying to be a better person

A little Bump and Grind

I’ve spent the past few days in the game reward loop earning points on Tom Clancy’s The Division Global Event.  It’s an excellent way to keep gamers playing with the hope of finding loot and rewards.

I ended up aiming for 50 mixed caches as my goal at the end of GE which should increase my chances of getting something special.  My cache opening ceremony will probably take 20-30 minutes just to re-organise the inventory.

Here’s what on the Wishlist

AlphaBridge Classified    Holster
Striker Classified        Gloves and Holster
Lone Star Classified      Mask, Knee Pads and Holster
D3-FNC Classified         Holster
Reclaimer Classified      Gloves and Knee Pads

This is absolute gibberish to non-Division gamers and like all acronyms and industry talk, it inadvertently divides people.  I could actually meet a Division player and have a full decent genuine conversation dispute the demographic or real-life profile.  Words like grind, face tanking, exotics and caches mean a totally different thing here.

This is what makes a game successful, I don’t see nothing wrong with a little Bump and Grind.

Tom Clancy’s The Division – Rush for loot

1st day of exercise for 50 days….feels good though.

Re-inventing yourself

The serious business of Gaming has not gone unnoticed by the global powerhouses like Microsoft.  Gaming is one of the six massive investment areas that the tech giant is focusing on and it makes me laugh when individuals jab at my lifelong indulgence on this “not so niche” area of computing.

Source: Microsoft

In the meantime, this weekend I took some time to level up my 3rd character in readiness for the next Global Event in The Division. It’s always fun starting from scratch and it gives me a good excuse to opt-out of real life.  I was joined by a few friends along the way and avoided toxic or youth gamers.

Tom Clancy’s The Division – Ready for the Global Event

In a way, I guess we re-invent ourselves in real life to suit the situation and our personal goals all the time.