Single Status Update
Some of you guys may be aware that I was at this last year and the year before, I'm giving it another whack this year too.
As the Lenten season approaches, I'm reminded that I'm nearly hopelessly addicted to the internet, in some days where I don't already have plans, I could be spent surfing around for 12 hours straight. As a result, I've decided to practice the act of giving up the internet for Lent.
It's usually really tough at first but gets pretty easy later on. I downloaded a bunch of megawads to keep my occupied in the meantime. I'm gonna aim to get a lot more 'useful' things done within this time. Go out and visit people I don't usually chill with more often, etc.
I'm not much of a religious person, and if I weren't such an internet addict I would otherwise probably not give up anyting for Lent because I'm a selfish bastard. I was recently informed that Lent is approaching much sooner than I expected. This year, Lent runs from February 17th to Easter Sunday, April 4th.
The rules are as follows:
-Obviously enough, throughout the entire 40 days, Not once am I allowed to open up Firefox or Internet Explorer for any reason. (The only Web Browsers on my computer) With the exception of Internet resources being needed for school projects, as well as my college email.
-I am still allowed to use the computer, whilst using no program that accesses the internet. No AIM, no IRC, No File sharing, No Email, etc.
-No playing Skulltag, Counterstrike, Soldat, or any other online game over the internet or LAN. Bots are allowed.
-No Xbox Live, or PS2 Online. However, playing those games on single player, or multiplayer splitscreen is certainly allowed.
I don't want to make the Lenten season put a ginormous delay on the release UAC Ultra, so I'm still debating on one of two options:
1. Shift my 40-day internet fast about 5 days or so, meaning ranging it from February 22, to April 9th, complete as much of my share in mapping as humanly possible, and leave the rest up the Super Jamie to do his stuff with it, get it playtested, and appeal to the playtesters' feedback, and release it while I'm gone.
2. Create some kind of a loophole in the rules that allows me to email my progress on UAC Ultra to Super Jamie using my College email
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Shit was a lot harder this time around than the last time I did it. I think facebook may be a reason why. Also working on UAC Ultra was really cumbersome too. It also doesn't help much that I quit my job halfway through lent without anticipating that 90% of businesses require you to fill out an application for employment ONLINE which has made job hunting a real struggle lately.