Well, NoX, I don't know how wise it is to ask for it, but I probably wouldn't be able to pass up a real comeback of the Dune franchise.
There's just so much flavour (spice? ) in that universe that it could stand to be brought back in style in an RTS with all of today's trimmings both in graphical and mechanical terms (AI, pathfinding, UI, non-linear branching, 3D terrain impact, and territorial control).
Realistically, of course, licensing is going to be the big problem standing in the way of making it happen; I doubt the IP holders will allow it.
Yeah, Zombie, I've heard about the, shall we say, logistics issues that are hampering things on your side of the pond.
Can't say we're not struggling with containment problems of our own, what with medical personnel pushed to their limits, rushed vaccination of risk groups, ambulances lining up at hospital entrances waiting to be allowed in, running out of room for both the ailing and those already lost, and to top it all off, somehow dealing with the recently surfaced new strains of the thing making the rounds all over the globe.
Big pharma is already talking about the development of "boosters" to properly tackle the latest variants, so, overall, I can absolutely agree it's not a pretty picture, to put it mildly, no matter where we happen to be.
I guess ultimately there's only so much we can do on a personal level really, being responsible in our behaviour, to remain safe and ensure the safety of others to an extent, with or without governmental intervention. If we can do that we'll at least have contributed to the solution instead of adding to the problem.
Just do your bit, keep your wits about you and take care, Zombie.
No cold snap can capture Zombie's greenhouse - snow and ice will slide real nice and no cause shall there be to even grouse.
Marketing aside, it's great to see it in such good shape still. It shows how good of a job you actually did overall.
Even without any pics to show for it (for the obvious reason stated) you shone a light all the same on the overall issue of lighting and even paying for an electrician to deal with some of it won't moot the long term benefits in terms of costs.
I see you're still flexing those caulking skills to good effect too, successfully countering the way of the exploding fists!
Business-wise, I can only hope you don't stay boxed in overmuch, as the "bug" spreading hasn't really abated and repeated lockdowns - over on this end at least - are expected to easily last for well over another month.
Good to see you're back in business hardware-wise, Zombie.
On the software front, looking at that PC Guide Interactive stuff, I'm kind of surprised I've never come across BlueByte's Extreme Assault. In fact, I just found out from Wikipedia that Incubation even shared that game's "3D" engine.
Always refreshing too is to see splash guarantees that your CD is "Virus Free".
Given the rather trustworthy source I'd frankly likely be more wary of bloatware with all that they crammed in there, should it not run on the disc itself and require an install on the PC's HDD.
Fingers crossed for the postal services to get their act together while still in 2020 because inebriation from New Year celebrations surely isn't going to help them finally get things sorted in a hurry.
Trusty old backroom workbench still deserves your loving attention I see, Zombie. Even scratches get preserved under the new glossy finish!
About time you wrapped things up at the old boss's house too. Talk about generosity with your time and even the store's own paint supplies - must have been a pretty good sell to be worth the extra pampering.
On the other hand, you're right indeed in seeking savings by going the way of the LED. It's going to take a little bit of doing that rewiring so it's good you're taking your time with research / prep work.
Just don't let yourself be tempted by the cheaper LED tubes because you can end up going through a bunch of those in a hurry if you're not careful.