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Downtimes: June 24 - July 2nd

We've got another batch of shutdowns coming in late June and early July, so that the machines can be repaired for the newest bug, the ZombieLoad CPU bug.

In general, the Genesis games (Grendel, TEC, TEC-Test) all have reboots scheduled for the absolute middle of the night, so I'll be taking each down the previous evening at midnight and bringing them back up the next morning at 9am.

The SkotOS games have always been more robust about reboots, so we'll let them reboot on their own, though there's some chance for an ~2 hour data loss. In any case, I'll be checking them after the 2-hour window when I can, though Marrach has a middle-of-the-night reboot, so that'll be the next morning.

The UserDB and Web reboots will cause some downtime for the entire site, but again they will hopefully come up cleanly.

GENESIS:

- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

- Startup Grendel (early Monday 6/24)

- Shutdown TEC (late Monday 6/24)

- Startup TEC (early Tuesday 6/25)

- Check TEC Client (9pm Tuesday 6/25)

- Shutdown TEC-Test (late Thursday 6/27)

- Startup TEC-Test (Friday 6/28)


SKOTOS:

- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

- Ironclaw (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Lovecraft, Lazarus (Monday 8pm-10pm 7/2)


MAIN SITE:

- UserDB (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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    With trying to keep up with work and everything else going on, how do I make it to where she doesn't drive me INSANE? I, naturally, think a lot. If I don't come up with some crazy scheme, I get bored, which is why I stopped playing for a couple months a year ago. The problem I'm having, now, is I'm trying to do too much. I take a simple idea and I end up blowing it up to where it's an impossible task to achieve by myself. Without totally reinventing Taite, how do I make things less stressful and more fun to play?

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    Maybe you aren't separating Taite from yourself? You say you naturally overthink and then say she's driving you crazy because you have to come up with things to do all the time because that's what your mind makes you do. Is that Taite's personality or yours, because you interchange me, I, and her quite often in your posting? I'm not sure it's about reinventing the character so much as making a conscious choice and mindful effort to mellow out on all the 'extra' you try to have her do. Nobody requires the additional planning in game and you shouldn't put stress on yourself to deliver that, particularly if it's interfering with your real life. I'm not sure there's a great answer about how to make it more fun to play if the only time you have fun is when you're constantly busy or plotting something new, especially if real you finds that exasperating but also does it. It sounds like maybe you have intertwined the two a little too much and it's starting to impact you in an unhealthy way. I don't mean that to sound judgmental at all - it happens to lots of people at various times playing text games, happened to me a lot when I was younger. The simplest answer though? Stop trying to do so much. Like Josie has told her in game numerous times: Simple stuff is okay too, and sometimes better enjoyed.
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      I understand what you are saying, and I don't take offense to it at all.

      I decided to take a break from having her think so much for awhile, and I found myself bored for the first time in, like...forever, it seems. Taite's usually go-go-go, so this is a shock, even for me.

      I realized, recently, that with my work schedule, I have like 8 days off of work a month which I do my 'busy work'. The other days, I have not quite mastered the art of multitasking, sadly.

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