more setbacks

Some time ago I bought a MAX232 chip to convert RS232 levels from my serial port to TTL 5V levels. I also bought a DB9 connector and some capacitors to go with it.

Unfortunately, I can no longer find those. I've pretty much looked everywhere.

This is a bad setback for me at the moment. Everything seems to be going wrong lately and its brought my morale down to a very low level. If I don't do something interesting or fun soon, I'm going to get lost, crash down and burn alive. I've been there once, it's horrible.

I sometimes wonder if this is what psychopaths go through before they snap. Not that I see myself becoming one, even under the worst of conditions.

I need to either focus hard on what I'm doing and forget the rest of the world, but that's what I've been trying to do and it's not working.
The other option is to go out and do social activities, have fun and relax. I have no idea how to do that.


Nash: What do people do?
Alicia: . . . It's called life, John. Activities available; just add meaning.
(A Beautiful Mind)