Christmas came early
December 15, 2009 14 Comments
I arrived home after work last night to see a nice, little package sitting outside my door. With hope and glee, I snatched up the parcel and ran inside to see what nice things the postal man had brought me. Slicing through the packaging faster than a fat kid goes through cake revealed to me my newest gaming utensil. The n52te. This cool little gadget not only has lots of buttons, but it glows blue too!
Seriously, this is a very cool gift, from a very loving wife. Who walked into the computer room as I was hooking it up to tell me just how loving she is, and how lucky I am to have married her. I waved my hand in a non-committal gesture, and told her that if she’s not having contractions to get in there and bake me some cookies (reality: I agreed with her, and then cooked dinner for the two fo us and we watched some “How I Met Your Mother”).
After dinner and homework was out of the way, I got to sit down and start tinkering with my new toy. This is not a tool to be taken lightly. It is insanely powerful, versatile, and completely foreign to me. Resting my hand on the Belkin instead of my keyboard felt both comfortable and strange at the same time. A juxtaposition not lost on my teammates as I mangled my way through the first scenario. Blessedly, our guild-leader has one of his own as well, and helped walk me through some of the set up and macro-recording that is possible to do with them. I’ve barely grokked the entirety of what I can eventually do with this thing, but I have an idea. They say wisdom comes when you realize just how much you don’t know. If that’s the case, then when it comes to the n52, I’m the freakin’ Dalai Lama.