31 Dec
2012

End of a year

The last day of 2012. The world didn’t, much to everyones dismay, end. Or maybe it should have already happened, as the Mayans didn’t account for leap-years, which were implemented much later (and have happened some 500 times since). If those are added in, the world shoul have ended 7 months ago or something. Of […]

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26 Aug
2012

Assembly 2012

This is a post that is late, but I decided to write it anyway. Assembly 2012 was a Demoscene event organized between 2-5.8.2012 at Hartwal Areena in Helsinki, Finland. A short description of what one might mean by “Demoscene” is as follows: Competitions or ‘compos’ for short, in various categories such as music, drawn graphics, […]

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20 Aug
2012

Adventures in Windows-land – The mystery of the disappearing system partition

goes without saying that if you brick your installation, blame yourself. This weekend I had some issues with Windows 7 that I have not seen before. This is rather rare. I sit at my computer pretty much 12-18 hours every day. The thing I was seeing was the 100 MB “System Reserved” partition (containing the […]

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12 Aug
2012

The SSD, Slipstreaming Windows 7 and installing from USB

Ok so the SSD is now installed. It’s a Samsung MZ-7PC128B/WW, that is, a Samsung 830-series 128 GB drive and the final B stands for “bulk”, i.e. does not come with any mounting brackets, cables or doohickeys. On second thought, the mounting brackets would have been cool, but since the drive weighs 61 grams and […]

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8 Aug
2012

The i5 build notes

The i5 build is now complete and in production. The final specs are as follows: Asus P8Z68-V GEN3 – 129€ Intel Core i5 2500 – 196€ Kingston Hyper-X (blue) 8GB – 55€ Sapphire Radeon 6850 1GB – 161€ For a grand total of.. 541 bucks. Prices were from the day I ordered, that is monday […]

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29 Jul
2012

Hmm.. Upgrades.

So I think it has been three or so years since my last upgrade. That time I bought this current AMD Phenom II x4 940, which has been an excellent rig. The motherboard which i still have, the Gigabyte GA-MA79o is also an excellent buy that i can recommend to anyone. The graphics card, a […]

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