In get a week off in October, and didn't really fancy staying in NL, so decided to head off for some sun, as I really didn't have much free time during the Summer, working on projects and the book.
But where can you go where its still warm? I like the Canaries a lot and always wanted go to Greece but Europe is chilling down now so it wouldn't be the best idea.
So I am going further afield and heading to Phuket in Thailand for a week, helluva long flight, via Moscow of all places, but its still very warm there in October, potentially a bit rainy but I booked flights and 5 star hotel for pretty much the same as it would cost me to go to the Canaries...so boom going for it.
Hoping I can get the last of my projects done and dusted beforehand
Got a new work laptop, its impressive a top end Alienware thing
horrible keyboard though, smaller than my last one so I am hitting the capslock instead of the A key
Its going to take a few days/weeks to set it all up the way like it, which is why I hate new laptops, I'm used to a particular setup on my laptop, which will take a while to get done on this..b I have my old laptop for a week or 2 as I transition, so hopefully I can get all my tools transferred
oh well, its a lot more powerful, capable of running VR and Vulkan so it'll be useful for me to continue my learning on 3D and API's
ok going to say it now, I'm feeling incredibly down, the end of the book has meant I've had a little bit of time to myself, and its kinda depressing that Im no further on in my life than I was 2 years ago.
Not going to go into details but it is getting to me.I was supposed to be at a concert tonight, but going alone didn't really appeal to me so I gavce the tickets to friends. I've got another thing non Friday, going to see Ricky Gervais, that will be funny so I'm going to go, and take my friend Liz, it will hopfully cheer me up, but I wish it could be someone I'm in relationship with...its just not happening..
Also the coding work I am doing is actually giving me a lot of stress, I managed to achieve some very major things in the last couple of days, getting graphics working across almost all linux targets and today working out the problem and a fix for the keys on linux
I was initially delighted at cracking these 2 tricky issues, but now I'm just feeling exhausted and down. If I keep working I'm distracted, if I stop, the shittiness of life kicks back....
guess I just have to keep busy.
ho hum....better not start singing sad songs on the guitar, I'll depress the neighbours