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Winston


The original Sunburst!

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  • 5 weeks
    Laptops, and what (maybe) not to do with them

    Things I learned today (some of them were learned the hard way):

    - Upgrading a laptop three times at once is a either the dumbest idea ever or a big adventure filled with sunshine and rainbows, depending on how much you like having to repeatedly take apart your laptop

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    3 comments · 42 views
  • 7 weeks
    It's that time again...

    Not a whole lot to report, other than that chapter 15 of Sunrise got another 1000 words or so, and more importantly, got finished and has been off to the pre-readers for a few days now. The editing process is now moving along, so that's good.

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    1 comments · 25 views
  • 8 weeks
    Progress accountability on Sunrise

    Not gonna be a long post, but I wanted to record all official-like that I am 2600 words into chapter 15, and will probably be further than that by the time I quit writing for tonight (yes, it's like 5am right now. And yes, I'm still awake and writing because what am I doing with my life?).

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    3 comments · 57 views
  • 9 weeks
    I've got to start doing posts like this...

    Regular accountability posts, I mean.

    I haven't gotten nearly enough writing done these past... oh, couple years or so. And that's on me. I'm not going to get into excuses, since I don't feel that I really have any valid ones. No medical problems, no dire circumstances, no my-world-is-imploding crises.

    The big thing on my plate making me start this:

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    1 comments · 70 views
  • 74 weeks
    I wrote a thing for a collaborative story! And it (my part) is about Best Former Villain!

    Yes! First thing I've had published on FimFic in a while, though not for lack of trying – Sunrise is still incoming... someday...

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Mar
15th
2019

Laptops, and what (maybe) not to do with them · 9:28am March 15th

Things I learned today (some of them were learned the hard way):

- Upgrading a laptop three times at once is a either the dumbest idea ever or a big adventure filled with sunshine and rainbows, depending on how much you like having to repeatedly take apart your laptop
- Don't spend a lot gambling on used laptop CPUs on Ebay (I didn't spend much at all, but I'd be mad if I did because it's looking like maybe there was a reason this thing got pulled from whatever it was originally in)
- Laptop heatsinks are weird
- If you have to remove a laptop CPU heatsink and don't realize going in that it requires a replacement thermal pad (not paste) because it also sinks a GPU, you're gonna have a bad time
- Newegg.com carries replacement thermal pad material, yay
- I don't have a working laptop until Monday

It's been a very interesting day.

P.S., all this tomfoolery doesn't affect writing on Sunrise. I do that on my desktop.

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Comments ( 3 )

You know you’re living on the edge (and/or in an engineering college) when your secondhand laptop heatsink is bonded to the cpu with the help of a couple pennies soaked in thermal paste, and the battery is being recharged by a labratory benchtop power supply from eBay that you really hope is delivering the right voltage. :pinkiecrazy:
Such was my roommate’s tale of computer woe.

I could never trust myself with fixing technology

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That tale fits your username well. :)

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