Musings, Computer Hell

The crack I was warned about

As I mentioned, I have finally trained in how to do battle petting.. hmm.. that sounds wrong.. trying again: I am now skilled in subjecting small furry (and sometimes not so furry) animals/beast/thingies to my will and very very slowly killing(or capturing) other small ani-beast-critters in pet battles. … there must be a shorter term for that. Anyway. I’m amused…

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Computer Hell, Metablog

Metablog: Administrative Announcement

Hello all, I’ve been informed that my RSS silently borked a while back. I fiddled the settings and put a corrective redirect into place so those of you who stopped getting RSS feed entries a few weeks ago.. should suddenly see a flood of them. Welcome back .. I missed you 🙂 Nibs

Computer Hell

Hardware can kiss my ass

I hate hardware. With every fiber of my being. I hate having to mess with it. I hate having to diagnose it.. I hate having to fiddle with it. I can -do- it.. but every moment of the experience is excruciating..and makes me violent. Add to that.. it never turns out well.. I only fiddle with hardware when it’s not…

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Computer Hell

Briefly Glorious

My new precious is all connected.. and formatted.. and partitioned.. and installed. Old hard drive was moved as data drive into new system. Wow and Ventrillo are up and running. The chorus sang, birds trilled and the angels held their breath. (Ok.. maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement… but it was -very- -very- cool.) Anyway.. at 3am I experience…

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Computer Hell

Coping with Crappy FPS

I am on the cusp of greener pastures. Two of three boxes for my new PC are now sitting in my front room waiting on the third box to be put together. The third box should arrive today. Before I (hopefully) leave the land of “lag” I wanted to post what little I’ve been able to do to make it…

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Computer Hell

My precious

Why is it.. that you can go for MONTHS with horribe FPS and nasty lag during raids.. and be kind of “ho-hum I should do something about that” about it.. and then when you actually DO something about it and order a new system.. suddenly every smidge of LAG is immensely frustrating.. and you just want to throw your current…

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Computer Hell, Kvetching

Craptastic FPS

Six months ago my normal FPS was ~35-60. It was nice. I paid it no attention. It worked and that was all I needed. Somewhere between there and here my FPS took a dump. It’s been ok.. ~20’s but nothing fantastic. I want fantastic.

Computer Hell, Kvetching

Welcome to Computer Hell

It started so innocently. Fiancee complained that almost everytime he kills something in the game he gets 2-10 seconds of lag. I’d seen it on his computer but didn’t know what it was causing it. Then he tanked Black Morass and 2-10 seconds of lag lead to a couple of anxious moments waiting for him to unlag so he could…

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