June 17, 22: Routine, New Computer, Pizza Trivia, TV, and Games



Another rough night of sleep tonight. Didn’t get to bed until like eleven, but can’t turn off the snore alarm, so was up around five (having been awake in and out for an hour). Ended another two and a half hours short and, man!, it’s killing me. 😡😭

For the last few days the idea of getting a new computer has been rattling around in my mind. I even went online and did some shopping. When I woke up this morning it was really strong and I decided to go for it. I didn’t really want to, but I justified it by saying that I can still use the laptop for personal stuff since it works and has all my word processing stuff already in there. (But more on that in a minute)

Did the usual morning stuff. Cryptos are still breaking my heart and dancing on the grave of my soul, but what can you do? Just sit and think “Yeah, should have sold into stables months ago.” and “Oh, my net worth is worth yet even less today, huzzah!”

Shifted H-E tokens around and was super happy to have sold fifty more SOL! ☀️ Got that staked and added to my pool positions and staked up everything I could on my and Solairitas’ account. Otherwise, messed with Wombat games and COIN and chatted on Discord then worked on my post for the day. Not quite as epic as I have been managing to pull off, but with a little cheating I did make it over a thousand words.

Got my post done, published, and shared, and then it was decision time…what to accomplish for today. I decided that the goal for today was a new laptop. It was unusual that I went in without a firm idea of what I wanted. Usually I already know exactly what I’m getting by the time I head into the store to get it, but this time I went in with a price range in mind.

I ended up spending well above my range and didn’t even get a laptop! 😮😱 They had some all-in-one computers and I could get a 24 inch screen, a better processor and twice the SSD for the same price as a 14 inch laptop. Mobility wasn’t my issue, performance was, so I went for that instead…probably more expensive than I needed, but hopefully overpowered for what I want to do. [Even now kind of itching to get to work…don’t even want to be “wasting time” writing my post! 🤣]

There was actually quite a lot of work to do before I could even think about starting to set the computer up. The office is right underneath the bathroom that flooded and I had to rip the ceiling out. That has left a lot of insulation crap that falls on everything from time to time and holes in the floor that let all the dust and crap from upstairs get down. Needless to say it was very dirty/dusty in there for one.

For another, the wife had kind of taken over my desk and there was crap piled on top of it and underneath. So, I worked on sorting and cleaning up the area (as well as clearing off the pile of stuff on the kitchen table which now has a place in the office) which took a while (still haven’t found places for everything - there’s a big pile of winter coats that were under the desk now in the sitting room area. 😡 Still, got it cleared out and then dusted and properly cleaned off. 😁👍

Right at that point my alarm went off and it was time for Pizza Trivia! 🥳 It was tough to pull myself away from my new toy, hadn’t even gotten it out of the box yet, but it would still be there after. Did pretty well, got about ten PIZZA! 🤑 Was also glad to find that the tipCC wallet was working again (been borked for a while) and I was able to withdraw.

After Trivia, of course I fired up the computer for the first time. 🤓😁 There was all the initial setup stuff and then all the updates, but it didn’t take too long and I was in. 😁

I hope it stays this way…VSCode literally took about ten seconds to download and install! 😮 A few days ago when I restarted the website project I had to reinstall Node because my version was outdated. It took about an hour and a half to two hours to do. Doing the same exact process today took less than fifteen minutes! Yay!!!

I went in on the laptop and put the work I’ve been doing in my OneDrive folder and, boom!, there it was on the new computer. 👍 So I’m already, after less than an hour, got my IDE up to speed, got my React snippets plug-in going, and got my work folders to current.

I do still need to re-install the dependencies; got a few done, like nodemon and react-router-dom, but still need Axios and Hive and a bunch of others. That’s not really hard, though, just a matter of remembering them and using npm, and I’ll be right where I was.

Wenche came home about that time and we made homemade pizza for dinner and then watched some TV. I looked at Splinterlands, but had no desire to play, and did my Wordles instead before bedtime (tells you something when I’d rather play something that doesn’t pay at all).

Negative twenty-one is only just slightly shittier than negative twenty. Throw some General crime on top, ‘cus why not, and you’ve got a dShitty.



Woot! Only nineteen more levels to slog through until I unlock the next mission…at this pace should only take me about a year or two. In all the time I’ve played this I’ve seen zero return for my efforts. That has been my choice to recycle ingame, but I’m really starting to feel like this is pointless.


Whoops! I just realized that I totally forgot to go in and take care of HashKings. 😮 It’s alright, it’s not going any where.

Had a bit of a laugh, though. Liuke was asking if he should write a book about blockchain economics. 🤣😂🤣 From someone without even the most basic grasp on fundamental concepts like inflation and supply?! Wasn’t the whole crux of their DHF proposal that their project wasn’t sustainable?!?! Oh, not to mention the history of failed tokens/projects…M4L anyone; VFT anyone? I suppose it’s easy to think you’re an expert when the chain is paying your bills.




When it came time to play Splinterlands, I simply had no desire. I did mention in their Discord that this has been the effect of the rewards system change, that I have played significantly less, but I got the response you’d expect. I decided to play Wordles instead.


My SPS drop fell well into the eighties now, but whatever, staked it up as usual. Went in on the market, but vouchers were still around 2.2 and I took that price already…waiting to get back towards three again hopefully.

Wordle 363 5/6

Daily Quordle 144

Daily Octordle #144

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