Sheesh… I really need to post more often. Actually, what I really need is more time to write. I’ve been in crisis mode for so long now, I’m sort of forgetting what it’s like to have time to relax. Not a good thing.
So… this next part of my blog entry is for the geeks — and even they might find it a tad boring, but I gotta talk about this.
Several years ago, I bought a DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra motherboard. Quite overcloclockable — not that I intended to do that. However, the northbridge fan was a piece of shit, and in less than a month, I had to replace it. Which meant ripping out the entire MB. Tech support said they could send me another fan, but admitted it was shit, and told me which after market fan to buy. That alone will keep me from ever buying another one of their products, despite the mostly adequate tech support (which, now that I think if it, came mainly from their forums).
Anywho, it’s about 2 years later and the fucking fan went again. We were not amused.
However, since I’d bought more than one replacement fan, I discovered that I didn’t actually have to remove the entire MB and pull the heatsink part of the fan off the chipset — just unscrew the dying fan and replace it with a new one. Niiiice.
Then there’s the Seagate Barracuda issue. What a fucking piece of shit. No matter how good a price you get on a 1.5 TB drive, if the fucking thing bricks on boot up, it’s NOT a good deal. I’ve always hated Seagate drives — I had to put one in my TiVo and it sounds like a fucking chainsaw in my livingroom — and I’ve always thought they were pieces of shit. Since the company hasn’t even bothered to put out a working update to the firmware to fix their problem (oh, they tried, but that firmware bricked the 500GB drives….), I think that’ll be the last one of their drives I ever get. So Seagate, fuck you.
Now, on to the reason ( I assume) most people read this blog: Avatar.
I did warn you all about this chapter. I did tell you I didn’t want to post it until I had finished the next chapter. But you guys made me feel really guilty, so I finally gave up and posted it, even though the next chapter’s not finished. So um… sorry. If it helps any, the next chapter’s almost finished.
I know that many of you think that this chapter means that the conflict is going to start heating up. Consider this just… oh… a few random bullets coming across the field. Remember, this book is called Establishment for a reason! The next one is Conflict.
I won’t give up on writing Avatar, as some have worried. I just wish that my life would stop sucking long enough to get back to writing once a day instead of like, maybe a few times a month.
Oh, and the reason for the lateness of the chapter has nothing to do with my long-suffering editor. It’s because I’m lame.
Anyway, thank you folks for sticking with me. I really appreciate it.