This is really turning out to be a slow weekend.
So far I really haven’t done anything of note. About the most important thing I’ve done has been to install OpenVPN on my mom’s laptop so that she can access the home network whenever she takes it out of the house. Then again, I could have done that a LONG time ago, except for the fact that as far as I know, yesterday was the first time she’s left the house with it. It’s a monster HP laptop with a 17″ screen; the damn thing is so big that the laptop keyboard actually has a numpad on it. She mainly got it as a desktop replacement, and has been using it as such. Oh, well… personally, if I want a laptop as a desktop replacement, I’ll get one with a 15″ or so screen and just get a docking station for it. :-)
Tonight probably isn’t going to be much better, either. I think the most I have planned is hitting the mall to do a little bit of clothes shopping (I need some more shirts for work) and then have dinner somewhere. I’ll probably do a bit of gaming as well; I keep meaning to finish Half-Life 2, and tonight should be a good night for that. Otherwise… meh. It’ll be a quiet night. That’s fine by me, really… after a week of having gone to Los Angeles followed by Buffalo (TX), I could use some quiet time.
Speaking of trips and whatnot, I’ve already gotten clearance to get time off for E3. This should be a very interesting show, with both Mortal Kombat: Armageddon coming out this year and Nintendo hopefully showing off the Revolution. Of course, I’ll likely be spending so much time working on MK: Armageddon coverage that I won’t get to see everything else that I’ll want to. Oh, well… such is the curse of coming in during an “on-year” for MK. (An “on-year” is what we call a year when Midway releases an MK tournament fighter. While last year was important because of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks, it wasn’t a tournament fighter and as a result didn’t get as much interest as other MK games.)
In any event, I suppose I should go off now and do something constructive. Fun fun…