This week's rant - The clock is ticking.....

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    This week's rant - The clock is ticking.....

    I've been off work this week, and my how the time has flown......

    I cant believe I must go back to work monday and spend 8 hours of my valuable time doing something I'd rather not be doing.....

    This week has been great - I go to sleep when I cant stay awake no more and I dont have to get up at any given time. I can then spend the day pottering about doing things I cant normally do..... It sucks that we must spend such a portion of our lives in work suffering so we can survive....... I wish I was a royal so I could spend my whole life sitting on my backside doing very little.....

    I'm 25 now (give or take a month or two) so that means I have got 40 years til retirement....40 years....... By then I wont be in a position to enjoy myself anyway.......

    Aha well..... few days to go yet......

    At least I'm flying out to Amsterdam next month........ Something to look forward to......

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    What do you do for a living, Fordy? If you hate it so vehemently, why are you still doing it?

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    I like my job... I wake up and look forward to going most of the time. Especially lately...

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    Lets just say the job I do was meant to be a temp arrangement..... 2-3 months I planned for......I had a real good job at the start of the year. I ran a small department and worked there since the company was set up last year. That job was great.... responsibility and loads of very profitable perks . Unfortunately, the company inherited a huge loss from a related company, and that eventually killed it....

    I'm looking now, but jobs just arent biting at the moment. I turned down a job a while ago cuz I didnt feel as if it was right for me.....

    Maybe I was too picky......


    Anyway, at least there's no pressure in this job...just utter boredom...... I frequently get tossed other bits of work from people I know and that keeps me focused and allows me to keep my cash levels good......

    It will be sorted soon though :ray to god::

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    personally, my dream job is at Ensemble Studios.

    They work from 9 AM to 6 PM on non-crunch days, so you can sleep in- you dont have to get up incredibly early.
    Clothing is casual.
    You get to make games.
    Good pay.

    Now, what more could you want?
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    >You get to make games.

    Speaking of witch I need to get craken on programming so I can do this. I've tried opengl w/sdl. Does any one know were I can find a dx tutorial. No need for 3d graphics. (gone throught sunlights). I am broke (and will be for the see able future) so I can't by a book.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    40 years? sounds like a prison sentence, fordy. I know what you mean
    about the time flying one week bit. That's why I take my
    vacation all at once--four glorious weeks every summer. It's
    beautiful, up until the last two days, then I get a little depressed.
    But 40 years! omigod. The thought of it. I have 4.5 years
    minimum 7.5 max to retirement. Eat your heart out boys and girls.
    I'd put a smiley here or there, but I'm writing this using
    Windows XPPro, and it's kind of weird. I mean it's really
    really weird. I don't see the smileys you put in while you're
    typing--only the message icons you use in the subject bar.
    Colors everywhere. I need my sun glasses. I mean this stuff is
    really bright. But I'm off topic. You're a young guy, Fordy; you
    shouldn't be thinking of retirement yet--unless you win the
    sweeps (put smiley here). Hope you do. At least you can hop
    over to places like Amsterdam and Paree. And Rome. I wouldn't
    mind that at all. Well, brush up on your Dutch or whatever, and
    give my regards to Bidget Bardot, too. (smiley, smiley)

    rick barclay

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    (gone throught sunlights)
    Well, why not post what else you thought you needed to know, and maybe he'll update it?
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    >Well, why not post what else you thought you needed to know, and maybe he'll update it?<

    How would he see it he does not come here anymore (or maybe he is justing using a diffrent name *coughEsscough*)

    Anyways I have learned things require reading and rereading to learn. I find it less tedias and easer when I get someone elses perspective instead of the same persons. It's a good tutorial and all.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    speaking of coughing... why, esss, do you have three s's in your name, but only two in your sig?
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    Fordy-
    Run to your local record store and grab the CD "Attention Please", by Caroline's Spine... (If it's there...)

    Listen to "Work Song".... I think you'll like it...

    For that matter, anyone out there about our age (20-30) should go out and pick it up if you're stuck in your office job... Good CD...

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    Hmm.. dont fancy leaving the flat.... but I'll Kazaa it tonight

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