June 16th, 2014 Monday 12.25
Aaaagh! It's the electronic apocalypse happening! D:
Actually it's just my laptop finally falling apart, but apart from that, I still have so much to tell in this update (that is if I remember everything correctly). Last time I wrote before my birthday: I went to spend it at Lock's place and I got so many gits! Starting with two books by Crichton and horror survival tabletop game named "Zombies!!!" which is really really fun and perfect to kill time, then a bracelet and a rrriiinnnggg (it's actually not a serious ring at all, but it' still pretty and shiny <3). So overall, good times and nice presents! Let's move on.
Later on, after coming back home, I realized the screen of my laptop was acting weirdly, having a strange reddish tone on the bottomleft corner. This is actually an issue that was lasting for a while, and at the beginning I though it was only my eyes fucking up, but only recently I realized it was the actual screen (mostly because other people pointed out "why is your screen reddish?" so I could know I wasn't the only one seeing it).
It was starting to become bigger and so red it interfered with the colours on my drawing program, so I had to find a quick solution. Luckily my new workdesk was big enough to put both my TV screen and laptop on, and considering this laptop has both an HDMI and a VGA plug, I decided to get the HDMI cable for the TV screen.
After linking the laptop to the TV, instead of having the TV screen acting as a "mirror" for the laptop, I used them as two screen so I could work like a professional :V and it was pretty cool! I had my drawing program in HD on the big scren and the laptp was used for browser navigation and other programs. Dual screen power!
But just a few days later the illumination of the laptop screen started flickering like an old lightbulb and finally one fateful day, it completely shut off. ._. At first I thought there was nothing on it, but if I squinted my eyes I could see the edges of the windows, though still barely. So yeah, the screen was there, it's just that there wasn't nothing illuminating it.
So I got a VGA cable instead: this way, the laptop screen is completely substituted by my TV, and the rest (audio, keyboard input, USB hub and power) is still provided by this sorry carcass of a computer. My days of dual screen power were over fast. ._.
And this is the technical situation I still am in today. Not to mention even the drawing tablet started acting weird lately, but hey it hasn't stopped me from drawing and goofing on the net, is it?
The harsh truth is that I'm in need of a new EVERYTHING: laptop, tablet and even cellphone, but these things do cost money and I'm still not making enough to sustain such an expense. :/ I do like to use and overuse technology until it's completely dead, but it's mostly because these things are surely expensive and I do want to make the best out of them and the money spent. SO many times I've seen people basically getting a new model of IPhone each time it came out, even if their previous smartphone was still brand new, and that's one of the first things that get me angry.
But then there's also the issue that I unfortunately grow attached to old/used electronics and I never want to let them go finding a billion of excuses not to throw them away: so what, my cellphone is still a flipphone from my first high school years? It sends texts and calls people, do I need antything more? What's this fucking WhatsApp young'uns are talking about? :V
I do realize it's a bad habit of mine and even my mom says I should let go of obsolete technology and start using new electronics unless I might end up being alienated from it! And considering I'm just barely a young adult now, it would be a big problem in the future. But dang, if something still has the power to complete its original task, what's the matter if it's old and broken? I can still make use out of it, can't I? x.x
Bah, let's talk about other subjects: I've gotten again into Pokèmon Cards (I swear those cards are like a drug and I keep falling into their claws!) but this time I'm playing and collecting them virtually since the game has officially gone online. It's a good thing actually, and even if the game has some bugs here and there (hey it's still in the making!) it works fine when it's about collecting virtua cards for free and playing with other people. I'm a bit disappointed the old sets aren't present, but I'm mostly guessing it's because the game rules have changed so much that now the fist sets are obsolete. That or maybe later on they'll add these other sets to collect and play older rules
But overall, it's fine and nice! And if you play it too I'd like to add some peeps to my friend list to duel a bit together! :3 So yeah let me know x3
I got no other news for now: this summer I've finally planned a long long vacation over Italy and Switzerland with Lock, and I most probably won't have internet access for a long time BUT I'l haveso much to tell here once I'm back!
Until then, see ya!