December 10th 2014 Wednesday 12.34
Christmas time is getting nearer and nearer and after struggling with this half-dismounted oldish laptop from uh... I think I got this when I attended my last year of high school? When was it again?
I don't remember, but I've already told twice how this thing is so old and falling to pieces and I can't even do my basic chores anymore. I've talked about it with my dad months ago and we both came to the conclusion that, now that I have my working desk (and a freelance career), I can afford having a desktop computer as long as it doesn't take much room. Yes, because really the problem in this working corner of mine is physical space! Everything has to be resized to the minimum possible in order to be able to at least put a single sheet of paper on the last, remaining empty desk available. Of course, with both the laptop and the TV set this has become a bit hectic, and it has been kinda a pain writing on the laptop keyboard and at the same time, looking at the screen which is not directly above the keys (and I mean literally a pain, I've been suffering with shoulder and neck ache for months).
So yeah, Christmas has come and so its gifts. Yesterday we went to our local PC store and bought my new machine which will arrive on Monday probably, or this Friday if I'm lucky. I got an Asus VivoPC, because that's the smallest desktop computer I've ever seen and it'd save so much room on my desk! Here's my exact model: www.asustore.it/vivopc__vc60b0…
It's so cute and small and black and stylish (though with this being a pretty nerdy site, I'm sure I'm going to have "you could've had better" comments from people the moment I post this, haha xD)! Can't wait to have the joy of installing my first programs once more xP
And it has Win 8. I did want to revert it back to 7, but that would've meant more money that we could afford so I'm going to try and learn how to use this one. My only concern is that I don't know if my faithful PSP9 will still be compatible, but for this purpose I've installed Corel Painter X6 and I'm slowly learning how to use it (my last commissions are done entirely in that program!). Fortunately, being the same series of my old program, the basics are still there and it's not exactly a whole new program but just a new version; though in my opinion it still seems less intuitive than PSP 9. I don't know, it might just be that I still have to get used to it. Also I already told my parents I wanted to contribute to the expense by paying half of it, so in total we didn't end up spending a lot.
Speaking of drawings, of course I don't think I'll be able to draw this weekend as I'll be busy tranfering all of my data and programs, but I'm sure I can finish my last three commishes in these days before I get the new compy. Also apparently I befriended with the computer guy at the store by saying I draw comics? He said he's interested in my "graphic works", how he calls them, whatever.
I'm sure with the new computer I'll be able to play on Steam again even though I really don't care about PC games anymore... Well at least I know I can still do a couple of matches at Poker Night 2 but that's really it, I've lost my habit except for Game Boy games and/or emulators, which really don't require a supercomputer to run.
But the most important thing is that I'll have a new machine to work with that will hopefully not crash with idiotic errors
I DO HOPE SO
Hope you guys'll have a nice end of the year btw! Lock is going to visit here of the end of the month so we're going to pass New Years together. x3 Shikky has developed a real passion for board games, so I asked if he can bring some of his games here to play all together. Leally looking forward to these last days of 2014 then.