Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016

Good morning everyone. I wasn't around yesterday because I was in bed for the past 24 hours with a stomach flu. Well, in bed & in the bathroom. It was a rough 24 hours to say the least. I think I'm OK now, not 100% sure, but we'll see. I managed to eat some rice last night & it stayed down, so ... YAY! I'm attempting some chocolate milk now, but I'm taking it real slow because I can't tell if my stomach is rumbling because it's empty or because it's a warning to not put anything in there yet other than the recommended BRAT: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Wish me luck. :)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

March 6, 2016

Good morning all! Today is our Grandson Daniel's 5th birthday. Well, it would have been. He died of SIDS at 7 weeks old. We miss him terribly. Our daughter took the day off & is spending the day at home surrounded by comfort foods while gaming. I've been playing Minecraft too (big surprise there). I have been playing the Earth mod & since it's linked into Google maps, I can build my house on the exact coordinates that it sits in real life. The Earth mod is a 1:95 replica of the earth & it's pretty cool because since it's a mod, I can also have other mods like the furniture mod & MCA. I decided to do what I normally do in Minecraft whenever I start a new world, which is find 0, 0 & use my algorithm to decide which direction to go from there until I get to the 1st tree (which is needed to make any tools), punch the tree down, mine down from there, collect materials, & build my house centered on the exact spot the tree was. This is ALWAYS on either X:0 or Z:0 & since it's an algorithm, the spot & the house will be the exact same if the world is ever recreated. Now on the Earth mod, this means that I can reverse engineer it into real life to see where that would have landed me on the real Planet Earth. Going by my algorithm, I would live in Dangme West, Ghana in Africa. The great thing about this Earth mod is that it goes both directions. If you get your coordinates in Google maps, you plug them into this mod in Minecraft & it teleports you to THOSE coordinates in Minecraft! It also does the reverse, if you randomly teleport to any location on the map, you can press K & it will show you the Google coordinates for that location in the game, along with the address & a street view photo of the location in real life. My only problem with the mod so far is that I can't find a random location teleporter "MOD" for 1.8.9. Here are my daily gaming screenshots for yesterday:
 Earth mod house before storage room addition.
 Earth mod house greenhouse before everything grew
 Earth mod house storage room
 Earth mod spawn point in the Congo
 Earth mod house beginning
Earth mod Dangme West, Ghana, Africa

Saturday, March 5, 2016

March 5, 2016

I did it! I have Minecraft 1.9 running as a server now! I love it! Only little glitch is that there's no GUI, so I have to either type /stop in-game to stop the server or kill the task in task manager. I have no console for commands. If it's possible, I haven't figured it out yet anyway. So ... I can set home, go home, go back, & best of all I have DynMap! WOO!! I now have 3 servers on my home PC ... 1.7.10, 1.8.9, & now 1.9. I'm so happy!!! Screenshots from yesterday's game:
I finally wandered far enough out to find a Japanese village to my west in my 1.7.10 world. I spent most of yesterday on someone's Realm, but I don't have any screenshots. I built a house on the edge of a jungle near a river. It's a nice location & thanks to the thickness & size of the trees, I'll never want for wood. LOL! Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016

Good morning everyone! Not much going on, a lot of gaming screenshots from yesterday:
Sims 4 (bought a fruit bowl):
 Minecraft 1.9 (added a sheep farm):
 Minecraft 1.7.10 (added a cow farm):
 Minecraft 1.8 (added a living room):

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016

Hello! I hope you all had a great day yesterday! My 3-day headache is finally gone. WOO! Now I'm hoping is stays gone. I'm assuming it was a cold, but none of the cold meds worked on the headache which was just parked behind my right eye. Not a very bad one, but just enough that I felt it constantly. It went away late yesterday evening & then once I finally felt better I wanted to be awake & do things! I hate being tired & listless for 3 days because I don't feel good & then suddenly feel better at NIGHT when I'm supposed to be going to sleep. I did manage to go to sleep, but for some reason I've been waking up every hour or so all night the past few nights. I keep forcing myself to stay in bed though & not come out & play Minecraft because then I'd be asleep right now instead of awake. LOL! I spent some time on Fiverr yesterday & it amazes me the things people will do for $5. I mean, 3 hours of data entry for $5! It's a great place to go to get things done cheap, but if you're looking for work, nope. I did the math, 3 hours for $5? That's just over a buck fifty per hour! I'm good with minimum wage, but $1.66/hr? Nope. IT ... someone will fix ANY computer problem you're having for $5. Remote de-spyware, $5. Build a Minecraft server, $5. I can do all of these things, but I'm not going to charge only $5 for it. The last time I worked from home I made $25/hr. I'm willing to go down a little from there, but not from $25 down to $1.66 or so. At my rates, anything I do on Fiverr will take me only 10 minutes. So much for that idea. The job search continues. 1 hour work for a loaf of bread. HA! Nope. I played my Minecraft 1.8 & 1.9 servers last night & made some progress. It's a nice world & I like where I am in both. Today I try out a Realm I requested an invite to & got accepted on late last night. Here's my screenshots from my 1.8 server:

These are from my 1.9 server:

And my Sims 3 grocer:

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

Good morning! Yesterday I tried out another new (to me) Minecraft Modpack called Transcendent Rise & it was ok. A little too modded for my liking though. The dirt bites back. Seriously, so much dirt turns into a monster & attacks you after you break it that I had no dirt in stock to do any terraforming & kept going through tools trying to combat dirt. In the end a creeper snuck up behind me while I was building & killed me. I've played on hard before & a single creeper wasn't able to do that. I tried getting back to my home before everything despawned, but wasn't able to ... so that was the end of that. I played on my Minecraft 1.8 server for a bit, but didn't finish the add-on of a fishing dock before stopping for the evening, so no screenshots today. We did go out & vote last night & we were all horrified to see who won in our state. It really makes me wonder about people these days. Oh well ... Canada looks nice. Anyway, the afghan showed above is my Star Trek themed afghan & was just listed in my Etsy store. Have a great day everyone! :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016

Good morning everyone! Cloudy day here today & all is well. :) The temperature afghan is going great & I now have January & February completed:

From the way it's looking, I think I like the colors for the high temps best so far. Maybe next year I'll only do the average & high? We'll see.

Yesterday I tried a modpack called TechNode FirmaCraft & it wasn't for me. I traveled 1,600 blocks & never saw a tree (how do you make tools?) & then died of dehydration while swimming, so ... yeah, I don't get it. After that failed attempt at a modpack, I fired up a brand new 1.9 server world since the server software was available yesterday. I built a starter house in a beautiful location & had a great time. 1.9 is great so far!