Day 83. 46 pages, 19,379 words.
Another weekend, another set of social events! At least this time, I can’t really complain about not getting to write. I will as usual be trying to do as much as I can on my phone, but there will be no writing for a while: my parents arrive on Monday and will be using the bar to sleep in, and my computer has gone to the big recycling centre in the sky. Yes, Silicon Heaven.
Where all the calculators go.
My computer is very old, and very clogged with unnecessary stuff. It was last updated I-don’t-know-when, but it’s been years. And it really only got a new graphics card at that point so I could play Skyrim and Deadpool. Incidentally, I never had time to play Skyrim and Deadpool. Oh, and it got a new power pack so it could run the card. That’s about it.
Anyway, recently my antivirus ran out and Mrs. Hatboy put me onto the household antivirus network, and at about the same time my good friend Heikki took the rig apart and put in a couple of RAM chips some three times faster than the ones that had been in there, and yet all of a sudden my rig – or at least its boot-up and Word functionality, which is basically all I ever use it for – slowed down massively.
Something must have just given up inside it, and Heikki declared it was just old age.
So, time for a new rig!
The good news is, I think he’s just going to move my hard drive across (but I have backed everything up anyway, just in case) into a computer that my lanttumies Vuta salvaged from an associate and is basically younger and superior to my old rig in every component, even the graphics card. Vuta’s throwing in a new-fangled SSD hard drive to boot up from. So, let’s see how all that goes.
 No, it’s lanttumies.
In the meantime, off to my auntie-in-law’s place for celebratory birthday coffee, and then an evening of Arkham Horror with some friends.