Update

Posted 2 months ago2021-09-08 04:35:45 UTC
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
The pandemic is still with us, but it's not affecting our lives as much as it used to.

Most people around me have been vaccinated, and my parents are getting their third dose of the vaccine tomorrow morning. I am about to get my third dose also.

Scott is in high school now. My 11-year-old gaming desktop finally broke down (well, the main SSD failed). I gave it to my nephew and helped him transplant his HDD to the gaming rig. He's happy that he got such a performance boost.

I lost interest in gaming. Perhaps it's my waning testosterone level, but I just don't get the exhilarating feeling when I game anymore.

River (my dog) is three years old now. I am elected to be the next president of my local Rotary Club. This is the website I designed for our club. I am contemplating retirement within the next 5 to 6 years.

6 Comments

Commented 2 months ago2021-09-08 07:28:25 UTC Comment #103710
Sometimes man has to remind himself of who he once was in order to continue to enjoy the things he once used to. Sometimes we enjoyed one thing that we went into a completely different environment just for it, once it disappeared from there we stayed hoping it would come back eventually as to not loose our footing. Time to let go sooner or late, right? :)

Personally I found my self enjoying modifications for older games (Like Duke Nukem), but all in all besides the personal excitement its the people that brought things together when more of us find joy in the same hobby.

Godspeed.
Commented 2 months ago2021-09-08 10:14:02 UTC Comment #103711
Always good to see an update from you, Satch, especially one so positive.

I made a recent video update regarding the Core and the main point was "People change." I don't think I'm going to be done with gaming for quite some time yet, but I have started to appreciate more classic titles recently. Modern RPGs are potentially getting very exciting, but FPS games I will much sooner fire up Doom or Duke 3D before any recent releases. Makes sense that when I actually started working with an actual development company it was one focusing on the retro games market. :D
Commented 2 months ago2021-09-09 12:45:44 UTC Comment #103712
Nice to get an update from you!

I don't know about my testosterone levels, but I too lost interest in gaming for quite some time. I only play a few video games occasionally nowadays, making me a casual gamer at best.
Commented 2 months ago2021-09-09 17:15:57 UTC Comment #103713
It's good to see you again, and I'm glad things are going well (all things considered anyhow). Its nuts to me that Scott's in high school already - I remember being on TWHL when he was born!

Tastes change over time. I know I don't get as captivated by action games as I used to when I was a kid, (I do still enjoy them!) and often times I'll want to relax with something a bit more slow-paced. Could be you've lost interest in gaming in general, but maybe you just need to try some new genres, find something that helps you unwind instead?
Commented 2 months ago2021-09-09 20:59:09 UTC Comment #103714
What do you suppose will occupy your time if you retire? Is it normal for doctors to retire relatively young, or only the Young doctors specifically?

Tastes mature as we do - you'll just have to get obsessively into train simulators instead of shooters :)
Commented 2 months ago2021-09-18 11:21:18 UTC Comment #103719
I have my retirement planned out. I have so many projects that I am interested in doing.

I plan to go back to school and perhaps get a creative writing degree. I have an outline for a historic fiction set in WWII China (Shanghai, to be exact). I created a new YouTube channel about ADHD last week. And I plan to be involved with the Rotary Club for many decades to come.

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