Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Workstation

So...Here it is.

I decided to rearrange stuff in my house for the purpose of decluttering and generally improve my self esteem. My current project is to set up a second workstation in my computer room dedicated to audio work. I had originally thought about moving my guitar, amp, and related equipment.into the the computer room but that now seems a little tight. My current idea idea is to move my keyboard into my computer room and move "storage" type items (comic books) into my old, tiny music room (child's bedroom).

 For now, I'm using my old Alienware (big, green thing, lower left) computer for audio work. Oh, the case is pretty awesome but the sound of all those fans is distracting.

On the shelf above the computer desk is a pair of M-Audio monitors. I have not tried them out yet. This is very much a work-in-progress.

Oh, and the kittens are checking things out to see whothis benefits them.]

Thursday, September 13, 2012

WoW - Crazy Days

So, the big Pandaria patch 5.04 came out for World of Warcraft. Good times!

Apparently there are a few flies in the ointment. This evening my Warlock got frozen into a "shooting" stance. I tried a bunch of things to shake her loose, but she was flat stuck.

I read a forum post that indicated that the only way to get unstuck was to die.

Turns out it's not that easy to commit suicide in WoW... at least not in a low-level region. I tried letting a beast attack me but every strike was a dodge or a miss. I tried climbing up a zeppelin tower and jumping off. The jump cost me about half my health, but by the time I'd climbed the tower to jump a second time I'd pretty much healed myself.

So here's what worked. I walked into a lake and waited to suffocate. This took a long time, but it did work. And it unfroze my "shooting stance" animation.

Upgrades is tough.