Tag Archive for 'new computer'

My head is broke

When I ordered my computer they sent a free 2gb pen drive with it, “WORLD’S SMALLEST” as proclaimed by the packaging. I’ve lost it 4 times so far, but it’s always managed to turn up again, I’ve got it tied to my purse now, which kinda defeats the fact it’s supposed to be so tiny, but oh well. Emmy ate my 8gb Corsair one, it still works but it’s not got a case, so it’s useless for now.

Shit like this totally breaks my head, though.

I am in love with dropbox. <3

Course is fun, got to play with a lathe, and file a bit of metal, it’s not as full-time as I was expecting but it’s all good!

Uhh, the chicks are getting big, they should start laying eggs soon I hope, I bought “Digest on the diseases of birds” and I just paid out £100 for a bus pass because £4/day, 4 days a week was  getting way too expensive.

Went to a carboot with granddad, didn’t buy much. He finally got round to taking me flying a few weeks ago, it wasn’t what I was expecting. (I was kinda more thinking like this)

That’s all I guess.

Migraines seriously knock me out

Been playing Recettear, had the demo going on the laptop but it was playing at 15fps, I love this computer.

Finally managed to get a case fan in it, thought the old mounts would do but they’d all perished, and I ended up sitting with the case open for a week because it was getting incredibly hot. Tempted to buy a second fan for it, even though it runs 20 degrees cooler than my old computer.

Having a computer that can handle sleep mode is fun! The old one just stuttered and refused to come out until you did a hard shut down. Windows 7 is pretty unobtrusive too.

Not sure when college starts, went to the induction day and it all seems fun, hope I can get a bus pass because £4/day bus fare is painful. It’s probably gonna be a full time course, a level 3 diploma over two years, and an NVQ as well to fill the rest of the week. (Apparently the NVQ is mostly practical and the diploma is mostly academic)

Looks fun anyway!


I can’t seem to make a Chrome extension work, and I can’t find a decent virus scanner, but everything is awesome apart from that.

It wouldn’t accept my Windows7 key, so I had to do a regedit thing to make it listen, but that’s been the only problem so far. Everything is so shiny! And huge! And FAST!

Terence was here over the weekend, and threw a mood going home, ending up with one of the dogs covered in wax, (not on purpose) It’s gonna take all night to groom that out, and she’s gonna smell like lemons for weeks.

Windows7 has been ok so far, the OMG YOU SURE? announcements haven’t been too bad so far because THIS COMPUTER IS SO FAST and I managed to make the taskbar look mostly like XP, I don’t like combined stuff

They decided they were never gonna get that graphics card in stock, so I upgraded to the 5770 for £30 more, but they did throw in a free 2gb pen drive and upgraded it to a saturday 7am delivery for free.

It wasn’t as hard to build/didn’t take as long as I thought it was going to. So that’s ok.

Now I get to play with it until some time next month, at which point college starts!

I signed up for a mechanical engineering course, I’m gonna get to do welding!

This is like typing on a racecar

Damn this is fast, especially after the <800mb of ram laptops I’ve been stuck on for the past two weeks.

I can play games again o_o!


Henrietta laid a GIANT egg yesterday, it’s double the size of her normal egg. Hermia laid one the other day with a bit of a blip on the bottom and no shine on the shell. I’ll take a picture when I can find the camera, but it doesn’t even fit in the egg box, put it in an egg cup and it just perches on the top. But they’re laying 1 egg a day, 7 eggs a week each. They’re not supposed to, all the chicken books said they’d lay six at most and to expect less, but no, they’ve kept it up, even with the terrible weather.

Ordered the computer, with an expensive (modular!) power supply, because everyone freaked out when I added the £12 one to my basket. They said it would murder my pets and curse my unborn children. :( It should be good when it arrives anyway, graphics card comes into stock some time next week, and I’m not too bothered about waiting. I’ve read like, four books and I’ve taken up drawing, but it will be nice to be able to check my emails again.

Got my eye on an A8N-SLI, which looks like it should fit my ram and cpu and everything to get the old comp back to life. Then I fix it up to the telly and use it as a glorified DVD player! Mum seems quite keen on that idea. Got Windows 7 from here, which didn’t ask for any student confirmation or anything, and opted for the Media option instead of download, because I got fed up of burning discs for XP. The way things are going it should all arrive at about the same time!

Only thing I’m worried about is installing the motherboard. Dropping it or shorting it out or whatever, the most complicated thing I’ve done before was installing a very awkward CPU cooler, But I’ll deal with that when I come to it I suppose. Whee.