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When Your Heart Isn't Here

I've had so much family drama occur that home that I have largely been busy picking up the pieces in my free time.  Rearranging furniture.  Cleaning.  The problem is that home does not really feel like home anymore.  When I was not trying to rectify this, what was I doing with my free time?  Not a whole lot.

I upgraded my old video card (a GeForce 650 Ti Boost) to two new cards (both GeForce GTX 970) running in SLI because Witcher 3 was running a tad too slow and I wanted something I would not have to upgrade for 5 years or so.    The result?  Yes, my computer can now run every game ridiculously well... provided it doesn't lean on my (AMD FX-8120) CPU very hard.  

For example, Minecraft is a rather CPU intensive  app, and it was all I played in May.  Meaning, based on the games I typically play, I probably should have upgraded the CPU, instead.  Well, it'll take me half the year to pay off these video cards first, but there will probably be some good mods for Minecraft 1.8 by then.
I am currently piloting an Imperial Courier and see no reason to upgrade.
So far, my new hardware has mostly been used to play Elite: Dangerous.  In doing so, I seesaw between being grateful it's so immersive and annoyed it's such a timesink.  Some sectors require 5-10 minutes of empty "supercruise" flying time just to get where I want to go, and few game experiences are as transparent in telling me they are wasting my time.

Now that my home environment has radically changed, I might just do some game development instead.  If I can sell some software, maybe I can get a nice hole of my own to hide in sooner rather than later.  In the meanwhile, I am looking into the prospect of full time work, which will curtail my Digitally Staving Off Boredom activities considerably, but would grant me quite a bit of freedom where to bed down.

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