January 11th, 2013

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Windstone Overview 11 January 2013

I'm still slipping up with writing 2012 instead of 2013. I'll get it down in time. With any luck, I'll be upgrading my CPU, GPU, and Motherboard sometime today. The parts are in the mail and in the city, just not at this building yet. I was having a ton of weird bugginess with my aging WinXP install anyway, so I went ahead and installed Windows 7 in prep for the upgrade. I installed the 32bit version for now, but I'll be reinstalling the 64bit version if CPU installation goes well.

I know I haven't really kept to the idea of weekly updates lately, but I simply haven't had a lot I wanted to show off lately. At least, not a lot that I want to show off that I am allowed to show off. Had a recent set of explicit and DNP commissions lately.

Two brief notes before arts:
  1. I'll be shifting over from travisuped.com to revelromp.com soon for hosting my files and galleries and whatnot
  2. I'm going to see how things go when I move these journal posts to Friday instead of Saturday.
And now for pretty pictures!
In the past month we've gone from ID 2905 to 2924. You can use the next and previous buttons on the linked pages to browse the gallery if you like. There are often things there that I post nowhere else.

The Highlights:

Drawn for FanofEtcetera of deviantArt, also goes along with this other set of drawings.

 A sketch done after the conclusion of an art trade of an interpretation of the other person's half of the art trade. I like both about equally, and it's not something I would have drawn had the trade not occured.

 I keep telling myself I'm going to write a Fallout: Equestria / Fallout: Equestria - Project Horizons fanfic. I even started a bunch of notes and played through Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas in prep... Then that kinda fell by the wayside as I realized I really just wanted to dink around in Fallout games more and maybe try a hand at modding the games. Still. Eventually. Fanfic may happen. Have some random fanchars.

 My half of an art trade. I didn't turn my brain on before saying 'sure'. Cools kinda neat, though.

 Pao is definitely not one of the first things I've drawn, but was in one of the first images to get uploaded to Windstone. Decided to have some fun.

 Puppysmiles continues to be adorabubble, even in some alternate universe/timeline/planeofexistence.

Buster Bunny. I got a tiny bit tired of drawing the same pose over and over, and I wanted to draw a bunny. Fanart happened.
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Good Intentions

$380 later, I now own a fancy new ATX motherboard that doesn't fit inside my case, a fancy new CPU that would probably work just fine if the motherboard worked, and a brand spankin' new GPU that will not run unless I remove power from my DVD drive to power it. (And I hurt my fingers trying to remove the plug to test just that.)

After a few hours of trying to find a makeshift setup to at least try out the new Mobo, I decided I'd pack all the new stuff away until I could get a proper housing for it. Aaaaand. Now I can't power up the old Mobo.

My doubts about the quality of my computer science knowledge in the past 8 years is now at peak.

Cheapest full ATX case I could find is around $100 without shipping, and I wouldn't even know where to begin on a new power supply. I should go to bed.

EDIT: Got the old Mobo to work with the new GTX 650. On the first few benchmarks, it's performing roughly 2.5 times faster than my old card, and new features allows some software to run that previously wouldn't start at all. Yay for small victories!