There’s such a thing called the Project Triangle in project management. Fast, good, cheap — pick any two.
In my computer and Internet life, there’s such a thing as Vickie’s Doomed Computer and Internet Life Triangle. Computer, Internet, time — lucky if you get any. Strongest theory of all, never failed even once.
I originally had a 3-month Summer break, which ended up being a 3-month contract as a temporary clerk. Fortunate or unfortunate; time, gone.
I originally brought my awesomesauce hard disc drive, graphics card and RAM sticks over so I could use them on my Dad’s computer and stay awesome. Little did I guess that my Dad’s motherboard can’t handle any of those. Computer, gone.
We originally had cheap, high-quality, super-speedy, unmetred broadband connection that many people take for granted in Hong Kong. Mum got sick of wires all over the place so Dad bought a wireless router. Online gaming had since become disconnections after disconnections. Internet, gone.
Despite that, I still managed to achieve my short-term goal, planned for the holidays, in Guild Wars.
And ironically, got accepted as a staffer for the Computer Miscellany and Internet category of TheFanlistings.org.
Life sure is… interesting.