not much has happened in the last year, Bought a new (cheap) laptop in anticipation of planned and unplanned power outages of which we had at least 5 of them during summer 2017, Luckily I changed my phone plan to one that had mobile hotspot half way during summer, Before that, I would just walk my laptop to the library and use their free interwebs, it was only a 10 minute walk each way.
Got a new phone, about 2 weeks before I was going to plop down around $250 on the one I wanted, I got an offer for $1 down plus tax, Was able to get the phone I had my eyes on, the Galaxy S7, came to around $36 up front and no interest payments for 18 months.
This past week, Ive noticed some problems with my mouse, I havent drawn anything recently but the problem would have deeply interfered with it, The mouse is doing the phantom double click thingy, so clicking and dragging would produce a phantom click, an example could be: moving icons from one windows explorer window to another and the phantom click happening right over the quick access pane which would accidentally move the file/s into a folder thats pinned there, Would be annoying with drawing stuff too. The mouse is the Logitech G502 Proteus Core, the last generation version of the mouse I am waiting for delivery, The G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB.
I am still collecting lightbars and have acquired 2 Federal Signal Vector SL's earlier this spring. They are both amber, one is regular sized and the other is the mini 3 pod version. I have no more room for these! and yet I am planning on one more lightbar purchase next month!
I want to stream some games I play, Mostly Train Simulator and Train Sim World(TSW). Really like TSW, Bought it when the Great Western Express(GWE) route was announced and put on preorder, The core game is a freight train route but I prefer the passenger type of operations in the GWE expansion, but you cant buy GWE without the core CSX route game. Hoping they add in support for joysticks soon so I can use my HOTAS throttle as it would be perfect for the Class 166 in the GWE expansion.
Built a Home Theater PC this past January for my downloaded tv shows and movies as well as to be a Bluray player for the movies I buy on Bluray, I have quite a collection of them at 162 movies and still growing.
For the past 2-3 years, I have not had a cable tv subscription, But I started watching streaming tv back in June, started with Sling TV for its cheapness and a good ratio of channels Id use to ones I couldnt care less about, Signed up for 2 months and got a free Roku Express stick, but there were some problems that got to be too much for what I would have wanted, Signed up for a trial of DirecTv Now which gave me a better experience, but the Roku Express wasnt performing great, Went and bought an Amazon Fire TV pendant thingy and now having a better experience with DTVN. I think my ISP is aware of my streaming as they keep calling me to try and get me to switch to their streaming service, The offer some channels I like, but many I wish they would offer, While I pay more for DTVN, their basic lineup is great(60 channels to my ISP's 25).