I bought a Dell XPS 15

I’ve been trying to justify buying a new laptop for nearly 2 years. Despite it being the only thing that allows me to earn an income, I have been stuck in this “the old one still works” mindset: even though it’s slower, heavier, and has approximately 6 minutes battery life these days. Given the Acer’s… read more →

Shiny new Acer Aspire E1

I’ve been bending Karl’s ear recently about my laptop. After posting not so long ago on Snark about how it was just fine for a near-7-year-old laptop, I think I must have jinxed it. Suddenly it was creaking at the seams, not coping with what I was throwing at it. Of course, now I’m actually… read more →

9lbs and an AMD Athlon 64 X2

Things have been a little slow lately because I had last week off work. Actually, that’s a lame excuse, you’d think that’d make me blog more… Anyway, apart from being told I’m short-sighted last week we also had an incident with the car (Karl explains it better), I had a ‘successful’ doctors appointment in which… read more →

Keyboard + Coffee != Success

I was having a great morning this morning. I had managed to catch up on some code that I was behind on for work (through no fault of my own, it’s a huge project) and everything was going well. Then, just after lunch, I went to grab my coffee cup and caught it with the… read more →

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