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Annette Singh @Troisnyx

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PC FAILURE AGAIN and other stories

Posted by Troisnyx - November 29th, 2014

This is the third time in two years that I have reported PC failure.

Just like the first PC that gave up the ghost on me, the last one I had -- the desktop I got from Seán -- had motherboard failure.

I hate that this happens to me with such frequency... as much as I am inclined to beat myself up for "breaking the last computer," I know it sure as hell wasn't my fault. I turned it on in front of Seán, Google Chrome was crashing, he asked me to turn on Internet Explorer, I turned it on, and then it just fizzled out.

We all know IE was a piece of twaddle, but come on, you've got to be kidding me.

I received this brand-new computer as a gift today. It's a considerable upgrade and downsize, if you look at it from different sides. Personally, I'm quite pleased, and simply grateful to have this.

I mean, when it comes to production and writing dossiers and stuff, I would need regular use of a PC. It was hard to find something that would be good for both, but here it is I guess.


It's a massive upgrade to the previous Acer Aspire I had (some of you audio folks might remember me talking about an 8-year-old Acer Aspire with broken screen hinges and missing keys). This is not that Acer Aspire. This one runs on Core i3, has 1TB hard drive storage, and 8GB RAM. And it's a reddish shade of purple, which I do like. *cue wallpapers of Megurine Luka simply because her colour is that*

So this post is a bit of a mixed bag. I kinda feel overwhelmed, grateful, pleased and frustrated at the same time.

There are at least two projects in the works for the end of this year.

First, I am one of many who signed up for the Audio Secret Santa 2015. I don't know whom I'll be writing music for, but I suppose, if it's something to drag me out of my depressive stupor and start composing, it's something to celebrate. I'm looking forward to this.

Second, and much closer to my heart, is a drum duel -- specifically, a bodhrán duel -- that I am doing along with @Frootza. Recording on this has already begun, and should hopefully finish soon. I must tell you all that from what I heard coming from his side, Frootza is a marvellous bodhrán player. Great sense of rhythm, and I am enjoying the idea of this duel already.

That's it for now, I guess.

Ta for now,

T. x

Comments (3)

Ah, increased bodhrán activity. It's always enjoyable to see more of that: Gaudete was played today and I thought of your rendition, accompanied by that magnificent instrument.

Apart from the rotten news regarding your PC, I think that the news regarding your talented drumming opponent and your will to compose again is refreshing.

Do take care, Troisnyx, and God keep you.

Eheh, I'll do me best (to take care, that is)! ^_^

There's always a trade-off between desktops and mobile computers, but that notebook seems to be a good fit.

Have you tried using Firefox, or its 64-bit variant, Waterfox? I've been using Firefox up till earlier this year, before I transitioned over to Waterfox. There's been a few minor problems here and there, but nothing too seriously bad.

I have long been intending to use Waterfox... since I have a 64-bit system, I guess I should give it a try.

It works very well- you can add plug-ins for whatever you want. Its gonna be a lot more secure than IE, and it'll be even more secure if you add in some of the security plug-ins.