It was a bad day. A lot of bad stuff happened. And I'd love to forget it all. But I don't. Not ever. Because this is what I do. Every time, every day, every second, this: On five, we're bringing down the government.

Tuesday, December 28



Neverwinter Nights Diamond on GOG for $9.99.  (Was $6.99, but that sale seems to have ended.)
Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam for $9.99. (Today only.)

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Sunday, December 26



Total cost of the remaining DLC for Dragon Age (I only have the first two - Warden's Keep and The Stone Prisoner): $33.

Total cost for Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion, and all 9 DLC packs on Steam right now: $30.

Total size of the download: 23,856MB.  In 1982, the hard disk space alone would have set you back $5 million.  (Today, $1.20.)

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Friday, December 24


Christmas Shopping

The sales are on again!

At GOG, they have 290 games going for 30%-50% off - and the regular prices are just $6.99 or $9.99.

At Steam they're going bananas as usual.  Civ IV with all three expansion packs is going for $6.24.

And there's a new Humble Indie Bundle.  If you missed this last year, the idea is, you decide how much you want to pay, and you get a pack of 5 top independently-developed games, all DRM-free, and all available on Windows, Mac and Linux (and you get to download for all three platforms).  If you pay more than average*  you get last year's bundle thrown in free.  And part of the proceeds goes to the EFF and Child's Play.  And you can choose exactly how your payment is split.

* Currently just $7.68.  Cheapskates!  On the other hand, they've sold 211,000 copies in a few days, which is not too shabby.

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Thursday, December 23



My Adobe subscription* ran out again, and everything Adobe on my computer turned itself off.  Kind of annoying when you want to open a PDF - Acrobat Writer kicks Acrobat Reader out of the way when you install it.

So I ran the subscription tool and tried to renew, but the one I had installed is the CS4 version - I hadn't yet loaded CS5 - and it failed, saying it was unable to contact the server.  I tried again a few days later, and it failed again.

So I installed CS5 on top, with the serial number Adobe provided, and suddenly everything is alive again - not just CS5, but CS4 and CS3 as well.  Don't know how that works; maybe it's activated itself in 30-day-trial mode or something.

The ways of the subscription manager are subtle and not to be scruted.  But it's all happy and I can edit thingies again.  Have to reinstall all my plugins for CS5 though.

If they charge me for the two failed renewal attempts, though, I'll be pissed.

Y'know what?  Adobe should outsource their sales and distribution to Steam.

* Something only offered in Australia; you can get the full Design Premium suite, with all upgrades supplied for free, for a monthly fee based on an monthly or annual contract.  Given how frequent Adobe's upgrades are, it works out pretty well; my total expenses have run only a little more than the upgrade charges alone.  (I've gone from 3.0 to 3.3 to 4 to 5 so far.)

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