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This is Me Right Now

I’ve kept up a pretty good posting pace this year, but right now I’m using my precious spare time to build a new feature for this site. It will annoy some of you, but give me some peace of mind.

So this is me right now if I was a cat.

Animated GIF of a cat typing on a tiny keyboard.

August One-liners

It’s the first of the month, which means there’s time to add some more one-liners to the ever-growing collection.

  • “It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.” — Goethe
  • “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau
  • Nobody ever ruined their eyesight by looking at the bright side of something.
  • Nothing is ever a total loss; it can always serve as a bad example.
  • “Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.” — Michel de Montaigne
  • One meets his destiny often on the road he takes to avoid it.
  • “Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.” — Lily Tomlin
  • Seeing is believing.  You wouldn’t have seen it if you hadn’t believed it.
  • “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” — Seneca
  • “The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be.” — Lao Tsu
  • The questions remain the same.  The answers are eternally variable.
  • “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Who does not trust enough will not be trusted.” — Lao Tsu
  • “Wisdom is knowing what to do with what you know.” — J. Winter Smith
  • You may be marching to the beat of a different drummer, but you’re still in the parade.

Gaming Rig Form Factor – Laptop or Desktop?

My gaming rig is 10 years old, and I’m in dire need of a replacement. But what is the best gaming rig form factor? Laptop or desktop?

Every time I buy a new computer, I have to learn everything about hardware and the state of various operating systems all over again. In a series of posts, I’ll got through some of the important things to consider when buying a gaming rig:

  1. Operating system: Windows or Linux?
  2. CPU: Intel or AMD?
  3. Graphics Card: Nvidia or AMD?
  4. Form factor: Laptop or desktop?
  5. Tinkering factor: Parts or pre-assembled?
  6. Sustainability: New or second-hand?
  7. Conclusion: So what’s the ultimate gaming rig setup, then!?

I’ve decided on this specific order of things because decisions taken on the top of the list might limit the available choices later.

This fourth post is about finding the right gaming rig form factor. Should I get a laptop or a desktop computer?

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Beat Cop

Can you handle life as a beat cop on the streets of ’80s Brooklyn? Here’s my Beat Cop review.

Eastern Europe is the home of an impressive collection of well-known game developers. SCS Software (Euro Truck Simulator, American Truck Simulator) out of the Czech Republic, 11 bit studios (This War of Mine, Frostpunk) and CD Projekt Red (The Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077) – both Polish companies – are just three examples.

But Eastern Europe also has a vivid indie game scene. One of the many rising stars is Warsaw based Pixel Crow. Founded in 2014, the company specializes in pixel art games (just like every other indie developer). Pixel Crow’s only title to date is the 2017 adventure games Beat Cop.

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Gaming Rig Graphics Card – Nvidia or AMD?

My gaming rig is 10 years old, and I’m in dire need of a replacement. But what is the best gaming rig graphics card? Nvidia or AMD?

Every time I buy a new computer, I have to learn everything about hardware and the state of various operating systems all over again. In a series of posts, I’ll got through some of the important things to consider when buying a gaming rig:

  1. Operating system: Windows or Linux?
  2. CPU: Intel or AMD?
  3. Graphics card: Nvidia or AMD?
  4. Form factor: Laptop or desktop?
  5. Tinkering factor: Parts or pre-assembled?
  6. Sustainability: New or second-hand?
  7. Conclusion: So what’s the ultimate gaming rig setup, then!?

I’ve decided on this specific order of things because decisions taken on the top of the list might limit the available choices later.

This third post is about finding the right gaming rig graphics card.

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