What Are You Doing, Dave?

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So I built my first computer last week. Or really, my awesome coworkers did (and all for the low, low price of several boxes of Cadbury Creme Eggs and my leftover RAM.) And thus far, it’s been running brilliantly.  I’ll have to take a picture of the inside of it when I get a chance, but for those of you who like know what’s inside, here’s a happy list of components: 1)ENERMAX Uber Chakra ECA5001B Black Aluminum / Steel Trim w/250mm Intake/Exhaust LED Monster Fan ATX Full Tower Case w/Front I/O 1 eSATA, 4 USB2.0, Audio I/O Pictured to the left there – although we had to yank that fan on the side and just go with a standard 90 mm, since the aftermarket heat sink and fan on the CPU were just too wide to fit it. 2) GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard – small and… Read more

All Your Base Are Belong to Us.

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Actually, that’s not entirely true. Until my son received a DS for his birthday in July, he pretty much had zero interest in video games. His cousin does have a Wii, but we don’t see them enough for it to have become a regular habit – and because he isn’t really all that familiar with the games, he gets easily frustrated. However, after several months with the DS, he’s become a bit of an expert. Sort of. (Though there is a good deal of getting us up out of bed in the wee hours so we can “just help me with this one mission, mom.”) He’s definitely showing some signs of early obsession with the device. Only advantage? Works awesome when I need to punish him for something – or even the threat of doing so. On one hand, he comes by it honestly. After all, I cut my gaming… Read more