Actually it has lived for a couple weeks or so, I've just been busy with work and getting it set up. What is it?? I have a new custom built computer! 8D My old one couldn't keep up with much of anything I wanted to do anymore, plus I wanted to actually be able to run games. This one was built with 2D art, 3D modeling, GIS work (anything with geospatial data is gonna be demanding), and gaming in mind. The only things I kept out of the old one were its 2 TB hard drive and the optical drive. The new one has an extra 3 TB drive for data storage (I'm primarily just running the OS and programs off of the old drive), an i5 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a GTX 980 ti graphics card. I love it. Getting this build together has been my main project for a little while, and has stalled most of my other projects since most stuff I do is digital. Totally worth it though. Very glad I saved up and also waited for that graphics card to come down in price. It took some time to get it all up and running properly, and now it's functional but I'm still working on getting my programs and files situated. I'm trying to figure out an optimal organization system for everything, especially art since that can be hard to organize. I have a system in place but I imagine it will take some fine tuning. At some point I'm going to get a subscription for ArcGIS on it too. I hate subscription based software, but since this is a work related and extremely common program in my field I'm hoping it'll be worth it. I'll be able to learn new parts of the software and keep skills up to date on my own time. (and of course play with it.)
I got to play with the computer and what I can get on it for now all last weekend though. I'm having a real good time modding the heck out of Skyrim. I plan on getting Fallout 4 whenever it goes on sale, and playing the Witcher series too. Also want to try Far Cry. Not sure when I'll find the time for all this though haha.
As for my job/internship, it's still going well! It does keep me busy--I live an hour away so I'm on the road for a guaranteed two hours a day. But the job has been really neat and I definitely prefer learning in the "real" world to learning in a classroom. I do a lot of mapping infrastructure, like water and sewer systems, new roads, and sidewalks, so there's a lot of travel involved. Pretty neat stuff, I get to see a lot of places I probably wouldn't otherwise go to! (and a lot of interesting backwoods areas haha.) but it can definitely get exhausting when I'm gone from early in the morning till 5:30 or 6 in the afternoon. I'll miss working there but I am looking forward to finding something without that kind of commute added onto it. :'D
So how have you guys been??? I've been trying to keep active on here, probably with mixed results. I have found I really like the dA app for keeping up with replies and comments however :U