Happy 6th Birthday + Name My New PC!
What the fuck. Where did 2018 go? How is it July? Wasn’t it February like yesterday?
You may have noticed that time is getting away from me these days. No, that’s an understatement. Time is sprinting Bolt-speed toward the airport and hopping a plane to the next galaxy, then laughing at me while I scream “Planes can’t go to outer space!” and my aged bones crumble to dust.
Dramatic, I know. But let me tell you – shit has been going down lately that has me shaking my fist at the world. Dewey, the terrible wonderful cat who owns my soul, recently tested positive to Feline Leukemia. FeLV, while not actually a cancer in cats, is an incurable virus that gradually causes severe (and ultimately fatal) anemia. He’s three and life is unfair. Last week my vet was talking euthanasia, but then his meds seemed to kick in, and he started gaining weight between visits (my little chubber has always excelled in that), so we’re taking things one day at a time. It’s been a fucking rollercoaster and we would both appreciate any positive vibes you can send our way. ❤
On top of working 40-60 hour weeks at the café, I also just finished a certification course and am applying to ESL teaching jobs overseas! It’s exciting but stressful and real decisions scare me. Please don’t ask how this news plays into the news above because that’s a whole other shitshow.
But let’s get down to what you came here for, which is not sad stories, nor career plans, but the mind-numbing idiocy of a family that is now six years old.
SIX YEARS OLD?
As per usual, I don’t know whether to be proud or ashamed. On the one hand, six years is a long time to keep a blog reasonably active. On the other hand, I couldn’t write “reasonably” with a straight face just now because I literally added a year to this blog’s life by not posting even once.
As such, I don’t think this birthday really deserves a celebration the likes of 2015’s Birthday Bash, 2016’s Olympics, or – oh god don’t make me do this one again – 2017’s Update Marathon. It’s also 11:20pm and the chances of me pulling anything together in that timeframe are sliiiiim shady.
While the party might be a bust for this first-grader of a legacy, I may have unintentionally given the Langurds the greatest birthday gift of all.
Coincidentally up and running just this morning: say hello to my brand new PC!
This awful picture doesn’t show much besides new peripherals, some new case stickers, my tea collection, and the fact that I’m currently using a piano bench as my desk chair (blame Dewey). But rest assured: Overkill has been completely gutted. For anyone who didn’t know, Overkill was the PC I built six years ago (coincidence?) right before starting this legacy (yeah, definitely not a coincidence). The Langurds have lived a nice life thus far on its dusty circuits, but it was time for a few upgrades. “A few” turned into “a few more” and the next thing I knew I was tearing out everything except the optical drive and the network adapter.
This is my first true solo build (last time I borrowed my dad for five minutes; the time before, about five hours) and features some glorious hardware that I purchased while unaware of the crippling vet bills about to hit me. Now I’m crying a little at my own extravagance, but here’s what’s inside:
MSi B360 Gaming Plus Motherboard
Intel Core i7 8700
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD
8GB RAM (less impressive; I’ll add more when I’m not poor)
The build went off without a hitch, but I’m currently wrangling a classic TS3 reinstall (R.I.P. me) so I have no screenshots to show you.
However, my biggest dilemma lies ahead. Naming electronics is very important to me, and currently, this beautiful beast is called DESKTOP-C1F683U. This is entirely unacceptable. So I thought – in honour of the legaversary, why not open up this important task to the good people of WordPress? 😀
So let me hear it, friends! All suggestions are welcome. Serious or silly, original or borrowed – anything goes. I may pick one, combine/hyphenate, or just mash together letters from all of them. In the meantime, I’ll be upstairs, making no noise and pretending I don’t exist reluctantly cracking down on 7.1 like the good little blogger I am.
P.S. Aaaand it’s past midnight. Why am I even allowed to HAVE a blog?
P.P.S. I just found a way to fudge the post date back in time. And THAT’S why. *mic drop*