It's been almost 5 years since I made any major changes to my main rig. I'm still rocking that Ryzen 1800x, and that surround sound system. I upgraded from 32 GB to 64 GB RAM soon after building it, so it's ready for serious server things, and playing with RAM drives is fun sometimes. I recently got a breathtaking MSI RX 6800 Gaming X Trio 16GB. My old Acer monitors were still going fine, but 4K is the hot new stuff. I have the mindset that if I'm computing but not looking at a monitor, I'm computing wrong, so monitors are important. (That's why I despise RGB LEDs on literally anything, why I use black monolithic computer cases, and why I use unlabeled, unlit keyboards.) So should I go 4K, or go high refresh rate? Why not both?
The Onkyo S9400THX is a 7.1 surround system. Properly set up, it means that there are 7 regular speakers and a subwoofer. The three front speakers are about 50% bigger than the other four due to an extra driver, and sound nice on their own. The subwoofer has a twelve inch driver, and is bigger than many microwaves. This system is rated for 1000 watts.
Remember that one potato salad Kickstarter from a while back? It all culminated last Saturday in Columbus in a huge outdoor party. This was Potato Stock 2014.
You want a blog post, Ryan? DO YOU? Well, I've got some News Breaking News.
If you haven't heard my podcast, hear it. It's what I do in some of my other spare time. When editing it, I always create a mono (or one channel) file. Since it is only two people talking back and forth, it kind of helps save on file size, and ups efficiency.
I need to tell yinz something very important. Something that affected me on a very personal level. Today, I was dumped by a woman.
Many people who support Net Neutrality do so because of public advocacy. I mean, who can be against having an internet that treats everyone equally? You're reading this right now, so
something everything must have worked.