But the time off coincided with the early-access release for Elsweyr, so I've been immersed in ESO for three days straight. Can't hardly even see anything that's not on my monitor, and having some difficulty in distinguishing what's real... as in, why the hell can't I cast any spells right now?
Anyway, if you're an ESO player and on the fence about getting Elsweyr, DOOO EEEEEET!!!
The area isn't exactly enormous, but it is beautiful, and stuffed full of cool things to do. The story is entertaining, there's quests all over the place, and there is still time to get all the cool pre-order goodies. Granted, I want nothing at all to do with the necromancer class, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.
Too bad I have to go back to work in the morning, I'd rather go back to Elseweyr...
And why am I promoting this, you ask?
Simple. The founder of the group asked me to. So here's a link for the mailing list. Sign up, get free books. One of 'em is mine.
Daz Studio was working great, right up until I installed a new hard drive and installed a bunch of stuff, Studio included, onto it. Now it won't use my graphics cards to render. It sends the info to the cards, then they kind of freeze up for three or four minutes, then everything dumps onto the CPU and the render runs smoothly from there. The log file says 1.8 GB of data is sent to each card. Then it says the card memories are overloaded, the cards error out (with the fans blowing at full strength, by the way, so they're working their poor little heads off trying to deal with the load), and it goes to the CPU. The main trouble with believing what the log file says is that I have two 1080s, with 8GB each. On the surface, it looks like 1.8 GB of data isn't about to overload even one of the cards, let alone two.
And yet, it does. Anyone know why this happens and how to fix it? I feel like it's something obvious, and I'm just missing it. I had the issue once before, when I upgraded to my old 970. I fixed it somehow. But that was a while back, now, and I'm doing good if I can remember things from last week.
But a while back, I picked up Content Cataloger Easy for something like three bucks. I tried it and didn't like it, because you still have to scroll through about a zillion things and it's hard to navigate.
Well, after trying to remember what I have, what it's called, and where the hell to find it for a couple months, I gave CCEZ another try. And this time I like it a whole lot better. It's still a pain to scroll through, that part hasn't changed. But I lost count of how many times I saw something and thought "I have that?" And there it is, complete with product name.
So if you're lost in a sea of 3D content and don't know how long you can stay afloat, keep this CCEZ thing in mind. It might just be helpful.
Life is fire. The fire of passion and the fire of loss. Beautiful fire... and ugly fire. The fire of shame burning through a soul gone astray. And the fire wielded by the hand of a mage.
Kai and Jericho have controlled the Eternal Empire for several years, now. For Jericho, life couldn't be better. He has a home, and he has the constant companionship of the man he loves. But Kai wants more. He longs for the excitement of adventure, the challenge of making a difference.
Nobody saw the firestorm on the horizon.
From stability, insanity. Powerful change is coming fast. Can Kai and Jericho survive it?
So there you have it, my bestseller available for free until Saturday. And just 'cause it makes me feel good, check out the screenshot I took last night. It's not changed much this morning, except for going up even higher in the Kindle Store ranking.
Dark Brotherhood Poll
- Listening to: hail trashing my truck
- Reading: Firestorm
- Watching: Farscape
- Playing: Skyrim
- Eating: nothing yet
- Drinking: soon will be booze...
Okay, just had to blow off a bit of steam in a public way, or that was going to keep me up all night bitching to myself. I feel better now. Goodnight!
High Desert Escape
Anyway, look out, 'cause here they come. Hope someone likes something.
Not to mention Six Whole Days to do whatever the hell I want with. I think I'm going to like this!
Check out the comments for what I like best about this cool scene.
This looks like somewhere I want to be.
Anyone ever use Bryce? Then you know why this scene is so amazingly cool. (For those of you who don't use Bryce, it's a huge pain in the ass to make a scene like this. Powerful program, just not the easiest thing ever to use.)
Cool, weird, and totally makes me wish I could produce art like this.
Not Bespin, but it makes me wonder what's the story here.
Again, I like this one because it just screams "Story!" at me. Where is this place? What's it's history? Will we ever know???
Ooh! Knight! Castle! Misty brooding landscape with a single bright spot! Coolness.
Dark, a little bit creepy, and mysterious.
Another place I would like to be.
Looks like something amazing is likely to happen in the near future...