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[Life] Online and Offline

So my web host charged me about $240 this morning. Ahahaha. You may have heard about DreamHost's recent epic fail; if not, the details are in the unofficial blog and the status page. Luckily, I happen to have far more money in my account than I have in previous months, and it was more than sufficient to absorb the temporary charge. So I'm doing fine -- no worries about overdrafts, and even if the charge wasn't reversed (which it has been/will be) I'd have enough to cover bills.

If I may go off on a quick tangent, it's so nice to have enough in my account that things like this aren't a problem. I found a neat feature in Microsoft Money -- here's my net worth since 10/2004. As you can see, 2007 was a really... touch-and-go year for me. I'm not quite back up at early-2006 levels, but I'm working on it.

So anyway, I'm paid up until the end of September, so I have until then to decide whether I want to stay with DreamHost. On the one hand, this was an absolutely phenomenal screw-up, and it took eleven hours for them to get the apology/explanation e-mail out. But I personally didn't get overdrafted, I've never had any real problems with DH before this, and I believe them when they say they'll never let this happen again. (Though I've turned my auto-billing off nonetheless.) And they're working to make reparations for the customers who were affected badly, as shown by this quote from the CEO:
If, because of this billing mistake, you somehow incurred some fees from your bank or credit card company, please let us know [...] and we'll do our best to make it right for you.
So I'm not sure what I think right now. Well, there's plenty of time to decide one way or another.

Aside from that, all I've been doing online lately is A) the usual browsing and B) World of Warcraft. I finally used the gift card my brother gave me last weekend, and I've been playing around since then. Started a new character, got two levels on my Alliance main and one on my Horde main... Fun times. It's been ages since I've played, and the interface has been polished up a lot in that time. Plus I understand they've made it easier to level in the 20 through 60 range, which is where both my mains happen to be.

Now! The other main topic of my life lately: work. As I mentioned two posts ago, I've started a new full-time position, and after two days it seems to be going fairly well. Had no trouble getting up yesterday, but had a lot of trouble getting up today, so I'll probably have to shift the wake-up time to 5:00 instead of 5:30, to make sure I have time. (Ideally, I want to leave the apartment around 6:15 to catch the 6:27 bus. The bus that comes after that seems to be habitually late.)

But the work itself is going really well. I like having a variety of tasks to work on, rather than just standing in one place cashiering all day long. And of course there's the fact that I'll be getting a full 40 hours a week, which should equate to around $95 saved per paycheck, after bills are already accounted for. I think this's been a really good decision for me.

...snort. I just got a spam in my inbox entitled, simply, "Pants". *sings the praises of pants*

Well, that's all I have to say for tonight. Tomorrow after work, I intend to work on icons and finally throw myself into CFUD again (headfirst if necessary). We'll see if that pans out. (Hmm. Does a short mention of CFUD like that merit including it in the tags? I'll err on the side of completionism. <- real example of Shay's thought process. Yes he really is this much of a geek.)
Tags: [life], games: world of warcraft, life: money, life: work, rp: cfud, topics: internet
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