Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bark: Well that doesn't happen every day.

I got home tonight to find a rather officious looking envelope waiting for me. 'What's this?' thinks I. 'Someone probably wanting money, no doubt.'

On the contrary, it's a letter from what used to be called the Inland Revenue, giving me a tax rebate for the year that I left IBM and changed careers. Attached to the letter was a cheque. For near-as-dammit £1000.

RESULT!

Now I don't feel quite so guilty for buying that World of Warcraft mouse...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Byte: Disposing disposable income

Having taken quite a substantial pay cut when I changed career a while ago, (that is, when I suddenly stopped having any time to write blog posts), I haven't had as much disposable income to dispose of on games as I used to. One of the consequences of this is that I'm putting most of my gaming time into World of Warcraft at the moment, though that barely amounts to about an hour a day, given that my day (and night) job keeps me busy for upwards of 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, plus a fair bit more at the weekend.

So since I don't buy so many games as I used to (and since I don't have the time to do game reviews anymore, don't get quite so many through the post for free, either), I thought I'd give myself a little bit of a treat and invest in the new WoW MMO mouse.



It looks like a pretty mean piece of kit - at that price it should be! - look at all those buttons! I'm looking forward to getting my mitts on it.