Monday, November 29, 2010


I am struggling, yes its true. With what you may ask. Well, theres a couple of things really. First, its this book Im reading. The Black Prism by the fantastic Brent Weeks. Have you ever read a book that you know should be good but struggle to picture the world described in the book in your mind? Well thats me, but add to that the struggle of visualising the magic system he has created which is based on colours and youre left with a feeling of dread every time you go to pick up the book. Its superbly written and Im reaching the half way point now so there is still hope.
My other woes involve a pc that has finally keeled over. I have managed to get it running on older spare parts until I build my new rig. My finally upset is the book I have been writing the last two years. I am now re-writing it, using everything I have learned and experienced about writing and hope to create something far more me. Darker, gritty and a lot nastier.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Slight Foxing: Cutting some slack

Slight Foxing: Cutting some slack


On a happier note to my previous post, I purchased DOW2 Mark of Chaos and an expansion for DOW 1, the name slips my mind at the moment. Too stressed with this exchange server melarchy.
I have to say, not dissapointed with the DOW2 expansion. Havent played the DOW expansion yet. That will happen when I complete this one. Bought Bound in Blood for the PC as well this week. Cost 8 quid so cant complain. Hope to get it installed this weekend.
Still reading Brent Weeks Black Prism. Thoroughly enjoying it up to now. Although, the world he's tried to create has caused me a few issues on the imagination front but the characters and story so far are good. Will write a review when its done. Also have Star Wars Rule of Two to read next which is quite exciting.

Server Woes

Oh how I'm struggling to setup up this new test environment for the company. Server 2008 with Exchange 2010. The purpose? To upgrade our existing 2003 server with exchange 2000.
Well, all I can say is what a load of shit.
How am I supposed to do this on an eight year old bit of kit? My nan used to be able to run faster than this thing can load up. And more importantly, what the hell do I know about Microsoft Exchange. Arent there Exchange experts out there who get paid bucket loads of money to do this work?