PC talk system recommendations blog Facebook YouTube articles and guides links bio
rabb1t's ramblings podcast email
Welcome to rabb1t's web space

Archived blogs page.


March 30, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 665) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week there is some weirdness swallowing. My fancy ten keyless mechanical keyboard arrives, but it might not be a good fit for my sad life.

March 23, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 664) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I get a brief stay in the ex-garage. The next stimulus payment comes, and quickly almost entirely goes.

March 16, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 663) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I get a permanent bump in food stamp money. Things remind me my life is sad, so I feel down some days, but feel ok other days. A cold causes headaches, tiredness, and congestion. The weather goes back to cold rain.

March 13, '21 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 353: Demoing the Outriders demo - Link
In this podcast I ramble about the Outriders demo, which you can check out for yourself.
March 9, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 662) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I have a lot of jaw and tooth pain. I am reminded of my love of Egyptian things. I complete some in-game goals.

March 2, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 661) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I am reminded my life is unstable, and I feel very fragile. My car conks out, but apparently is fine again after putting in some oil.

February 23, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 660) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I have a few days of pretty extreme allergies, causing a lot of sneezing and sniffling.

February 20, '21 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 352: Eternally DOOMed - Link
In this podcast I ramble just a little bit about DOOM Eternal.
February 16, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 659) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week cold and rain make being back out extra sad.

February 9, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 658) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I get some more time in the ex-garage. Mostly it's good, but some of it is interrupted by extreme tooth and jaw pain.

February 2, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 657) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I get some time in the ex-garage. Cutting myself in the shower and damage to my clay bunny some extra sad feelings.

January 30, '21 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 351: Larian Studios - Link
In this podcast I ramble about what I love in Divinity Original Sin 2, and how Larian Studios has become one of my new favorite developers. Due to how much I liked it, I picked up a pre pre pre pre-order for Baldur's Gate 3, and I talk about similarities and differences between the two.
January 26, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 656) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week vacation time is canceled. Things become unstable, making me feel shaky and worried. The weather turns to rain and the peak of 75F rapidly plummet to peaks closer to 50F.

January 19, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 655) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I get a couple more days in the ex-garage, but I feel very heartbroken on leaving. My nerves become extremely shaken again.

January 12, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 654) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I suffer what may have been an anaphylactic reaction. I get another brief stay in the ex-garage.

January 9, '21 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 350: Fallen Order and Cyberpunk close - Link
In this podcast I ramble about how Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the best Star Wars games I've played. And, how it takes all of the good aspects of a "Souls-like" game, while leaving the bad behind, making it a great "Souls-lite" game.

I also completed my playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077 at about 45 hours. Though I have lots of content left to do, I have several final thoughts about the game and my playthrough and what I thought about the open world nature.

January 5, '21 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 653) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week another calendar year comes to a close, and I feel more broken than ever. But I suppose this year I am better prepared for opportunity than I have been in the past, and that is something.

December 29, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 652) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I make it through rough times being outside, and get some extra gift surprises.

December 22, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 651) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week the vacation is over, and my life quickly turns back to very sad, very cold, and very bleak seeming times.

December 19, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 349: Cyberpunkin' - Link
In this podcast I ramble a bit about Cyberpunk 2077. It's much more RPG than it is shooter, and that's fine with me. I would recommend taking it slower than you might feel you need to because it's worth enjoying. Character options get pretty deep, so be sure to make a rough plan of what you want to do as soon as you find what you enjoy.
December 15, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 650) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week my most wanted game unlocks, I discover my knee caps are alarmingly dried out, and I get a few days of vacation.

December 8, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 649) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I am worried about bills. My food stamps for 2021 are approved. My big bill can't be paid, then is paid by someone sending lots of help. New restrictions are announced due to the virus, but after much fear and worry, seem to not affect my life.

December 1, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 648) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I have a surprise turkey day treat, but continue to become more and more worried about bills.

November 28, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 348: Turkey update - Link
In this podcast I ramble a little bit about Gnomitaire, and playing in ESO and Destiny 2.
November 24, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 647) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I have a sudden unexplained dizzy spell. I continue to worry about the bills that are coming up very soon.

November 19, '20 - Thursday - System recommendation updates - systems link
For the first time in about 10 years AMD has re-taken the crown from Intel. System recommendations flip as AMD now are the primary recommendation with Nvidia graphic cards. Note: With everything going on slowing production, and unprecedented demand this year for gaming hardware because of it, some parts may be very difficult to find (or prices may suddenly spike.)
November 17, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 646) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week my heart feels bad and I grow more worried about the bills.

November 14, '20 - Thursday - rabb1t's ramblings 347: Vampires dream of Markarth - Link
In this podcast I ramble a little bit about the new Markarth expansion for ESO and the most important feature for all players.
November 10, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 645) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week the weather turns cold and I don't know how much longer I can be outside of my car. I grow ever more worried about my lack of money for bills and heartbroken for new games.

November 3, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 644) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I'm given a fix it ticket, taking what little money I have to fix it, and creating another bill to pay that I don't have money for. The main location I use at night to be online goes dead.

October 27, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 643) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week the weather starts to turn very cold. My allergies or cold continues, accompanied by new mystery soreness and exhaustion.

October 24, '20 - Thursday - rabb1t's ramblings 346: Out and coming soon - Link
In this podcast I ramble about recently released games you might want to look at, as well as some coming in the next few weeks.
October 20, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 642) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week the weather continues to bounce back and forth between cold and hot, turning this week into a blazing inferno briefly. My cold continues, and a sprain mysteriously appears in my shoulder.

October 13, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 641) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week what was extreme heat rapidly turns to near extreme cold.

October 6, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 640) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week my nose is still constantly running. Temperatures soar back up peaking at just over 100F.

October 3, '20 - Thursday - rabb1t's ramblings 345: Keeping cool with the Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim Ultra-Slim Laptop Cooling Pad - Link
In this podcast I talk about a cooling pad I got for my laptop and give some test result numbers with four different test configurations. (Video version linked on the podcast page.)
September 29, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 639) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week the cold wrecks me. Dad gets a pacemaker.

September 22, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 638) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I finish my first video podcast. My cold continues to linger.

September 17, '20 - Thursday - rabb1t's ramblings 344: Subject 2923 and Predator Helios 300 - video - Link
The first ever video version of the podcast is up. I don't know yet if I'll continue doing this for every one. I'll have to see how many views it they get over the next few podcasts. And, of course, how much video can be done will depend on if I have games to talk about.
September 15, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 637) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week the fires on this coast create an end of days orange sky for a few days. I'm sniffly and sneezy most of the week.

September 12, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 344: Subject 2923 and Predator Helios 300 - Link
In this podcast I talk about Remnant's new DLC, Subject 2923. And I ramble a bit about my new laptop, the Acer Predator Helios 300.
September 8, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 636) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week the new laptop comes. It seems super good for what it is, and I lose some sleep setting things up. I also get a bit of sanctuary during an extreme heat wave.

September 1, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 635) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week the fires in the area linger, but are becoming less frequent. I ponder if I should not wait for a higher-end laptop and go ahead and purchase the good system.

August 25, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 634) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week a few areas around me are on fire, and so I try to survive both smoke and the virus.

August 22, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 343: Prey is alien - Link
In this podcast I talk about my time so far with Prey, an older release from 2018. It's primarily a Sci Fi RPG, with some aspects of shooting. It's an odd mix, but does ok. It has an interesting story that's a bit slow to start, but seems interesting.
August 18, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 633) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week there is some seriously extreme heat. I am forced to spend more time in shadow out of my car, and at times don't even use my devices due to heat. A few early birthday presents show up.

August 11, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 632) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week there is disappointing news that the stimulus is at an impasse, and as such I am back to not knowing when it will come. With that sad news it feels I will never get a chance to change anything in my life, and these terrible days will continue as they are, unending.

August 4, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 631) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week there is an extreme amount of tooth pain, making me constantly aware of the loss. The week is extra difficult emotionally, but with the approaching deadline for finalizing the second stimulus I try to remain hopeful more will come.

August 1, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 342: Heeding the Call of Cthulhu - Link
In this podcast I talk about my very limited time so far in Call of Cthulhu. This is a game which is a couple of years old, but is a rare one, as it's based in a pen and paper role playing game, in a cosmic horror setting; a genre that sees few and far between games. The story is very interesting, but the execution is not without its flaws. Mostly these are forgivable, however, because it's created by an independent studio.
July 28, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 630) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week there is extreme depression, as things feel like they will never change. But there is good news that more stimulus money is on the way, theoretically securing a laptop upgrade in the future.

July 21, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 629) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week things happen that remind me I am an outsider, and I feel like I can control nothing, and I am unsafe and will suffer no matter what I do.

July 14, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 628) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week I feel very sad and like I will never get a chance for change. More news lately seems to indicate there may be resistance to things reopening during August, and I may be stuck in exile through the rest of the year.

July 14, '20 - Tuesday - System recommendation updates - systems link
At long last I work my way through my depression and limitations with connection and laptop time and the PC page has gotten some updates, and the System Recommendation page has been updated.
July 11, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 341: Steam wishlist top 10 - Link
In this podcast I talk about what my current list of top 10 games are on my Steam wishlist. I also give very brief thoughts on the new game play modes in Legends of Runeterra; the Gauntlet and the Lab.
July 7, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 13 (week 627) - Link
The first week of Epic Fail year 13 is up.

This fail week is a new fail year. I continue to hope enough stimulus comes to throw me a lifeline to gather enough to pay some bills and do a very overdue laptop upgrade. There is a surprise sanctuary in the ex-garage for the weekend.

June 30, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 626) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week classes end, and I feel more uncertain of my future for the next fail year than ever before.

June 23, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 625) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel extra hopeless, exhausted, and accept my life seems like it will not be able to change for the better because of the virus closures and limitations.

June 20, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 340: Going back to Skyrim - Link
In this podcast I talk about the new antiquities systems for the newest Elder Scrolls Online expansion, as well as a few brief thoughts for my brief time with the questing content in the new areas.
June 16, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 624) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week there is the smallest bit of possibly good news in that the library is starting 'curb side service', possibly indicating an eventual reopen date sooner than August.

June 9, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 623) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I get a brief break inside. All the limitations of everything takes a greater toll on my physically, and emotionally.

June 2, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 622) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week it seems more and more likely I won't be able to be back in the library and close to homeless normal until August.

May 30, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 339: Commanding Missiles and Figurines - Link
In this podcast I talk about a couple of free to play mobile games. The first is an Atari classic game re-imagined; Missile Command: Recharged. And the second is a very spooky nightmare running type game; Rest in Pieces. At the end I have what will likely turn out to be a sad life update.
May 26, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 621) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week laptop options continue to be pushed in dates. Sadly, I think I reach a kind of peaceful and hopeless acceptance that even if the stay at home order is lifted at the end of the month, I feel like nothing will change for me.

May 19, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 620) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I feel like parts of me are shutting down due to disuse and limitations. I get a brief visit to stay sheltered.

May 12, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 619) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I see my hands not trembling for the first time. California enters 'phase 2' of reopening, but that has no impact on my area. There is a new high end laptop I'd love to get, but it's sadly only a wish as it's out of my price range.

May 9, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 338: Survival mode and a Chimera Squad - Link
In this podcast I talk a surprising amount about Remnant: From the Ashes' survival mode dlc expansion. It adds a fun new timed mode where you are racing against the clock and trying to survive as long as you can. It also adds cool new cosmetics, as well as new items.

I also talk a bit about XCOM: Chimera Squad. It feels very different from previous XCOM games, but retains a lot of the core feel of the world, as well as the in-combat strategy.

May 5, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 618) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I got my stimulus money, opening up the possibility for getting my new laptop. But with everything closed due to the virus, it looks like the model I want is delayed until June 11th, meaning I likely won't be able to upgrade until things start opening up and going back to normal.

April 28, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 617) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week I got a big donation, which helps with all the things. I got a late bunny day present, which was super nice. And just as my nerves begin to calm down nearing the end of the stay at home date, word is announced it may be extended as long as 28 more days.

April 21, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 616) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week school starts. I feel a bit more normal, but not as much as I'd hoped. Stay at home moves to the control of the states, but we see no change in the timetable.

April 18, '20 - Saturday - rabb1t's ramblings 337: Continued exile - Link
In this podcast I give an update of my sad continued exile.
April 14, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 615) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week is only half way through the quarantine time and these bad times seem like they will never end. Yet I'm beginning to reach an odd balance. There are still periods of P.T.S.D. and anxiety, but they are becoming less frequent.

April 7, '20 - Tuesday - Epic Fail book 12 (week 614) - Link
The next week of Epic Fail year 12 is up.

This fail week things seem like they will never get better, as the stay at home order is extended by 30 days. I notice rapid weight loss, and my health and emotional state become extremely fragile.


Archived Blogs

Comments and stuff Copyright E. Stryker 2006-2019
Product images are copyright of wherever I borrowed them from if borrowed, or by me if taken by me. :)
best viewed at 1280 wide resolution or higher