I actually had some good plans for this week’s episode of the podcast, but they were kind of dashed by some missed connections with two people I’d planned to work with as guests. One had to get some work done on their house and then had other familial obligations to see to, and the other has had tech issues on their end (which, as it turns out, led to a good episode topic for this week anyway). But, that’s just life sometimes. Anyway, I’ll work with them to get some good episodes recorded as the season progresses.
In any event, this week I had to deal with another of my internal hard-drives failing on me, and this of course fed into my OCD when it comes to computers and technology. The failing of hardware is just a part of life, but it’s very frustrating when you’ve invested tons of money into something and you just want it to work. I go on for a while about how I knew the drive was failing, the OCD I went through in the process of rebooting and restarting the system over and over and checking on file stability and all these things, and then how I finally just had to let things go. But, after all that, at least the matter is now resolved.
I also talk about some recent fun in Guild Wars 2 exploring both The Silverwastes and Dry Top – two areas that were added to the game after I took an extended leave last year. With Heart of Thorns on the horizon, I’ve been having a lot of fun getting back into the game!
Music from this episode comes from Final Fantasy V and the tracks are arranged variations of two tunes I really liked! Don’t forget that the podcast is on iTunes (link under the audio player), but if you’d like to download an MP3 directly, head this way: GG 08-06: Disk Failures & New Adventures (MP3)