14 September 2010


Ok, so as I said previously (2 months ago at this point. Ugh.), the power supply went on my computer. It only got replaced when my boyfriend ordered a hard drive for the sweet ass file server he was building. 
Side note: The server is now complete, and holds 2 TB!!! WOO!! 
So anyway, my computer got some new power and soon after, what must have been a pack of lolcats descended on it and were all like: "O hai, I upgraded ur RAM." 4 gigs of ram, in fact. :) So with the extra ram we decide to install Windows XP 64 because we had a copy lying around. 
Biggest. Mistake. Ever. 
Once the OS is ready, I learn that absolutely nothing I own is compatible with 64 bit XP. So things like CS4, my tablet, and printer just won't work. Luckily Microsoft was, and maybe still is, offering Windows 7 for $23 (32 or 64 bit), plus another $13 if you want the disc. We opted for the disc and waited for 3 weeks until it finally shows up. We get the OS installed, and then comes the true test... will CS4 install?? OHMYGAWD yes it did. And the rest of my stuff works now as well. 
There's only one problem... now Photoshop and Illustrator are really sluggish. Flash works well enough, but I don't have the patience to sit there and watch all the lines I just drew in PS finish piece by piece. Now here's the weird bit. It's an intermittent problem. Today Photoshop seemed fine while I was scanning and adjusting sketches. It's pretty bizarre, eh? :3
Our thoughts are currently that the power supply failure damaged the motherboard and/or processor. I've been meaning to replace them for awhile, but I don't have really any extra money. We're going to try installing Windows 7 32 bit and see if there is any change, but who knows at this point if that will work. : /

So that is my current situation. I have kind of been sketching, so I thought I would dump some stuff here...

SONIIIIIIIIIIIIC! And... Fat Tails. I was sort of playing around with the idea of a washed up Sonic the Hedgehog and friends (most of which is not shown because it was TURRIBLE) ...IDK.

I got my boyfriend to watch all of Avatar: The Last Airbender in like... 4 days. Awesome. 

There are plans for a huge stuffed Appa in the works. Maybe for Christmas? :3