Also bought an "awesome" gaming chair to complement my lame gaming PC.
@codewiz nice. I returned a Mac mini and a NUC. I'm building my own system around my favorite sound card, but I'm going to take my sweet time selecting components after all this craziness.
@kai Besides all the cheesy gamer stuff, the ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E is reasonably priced and works well on Linux. Unless you're waiting to see what the next AMD processors look like...
@codewiz I'm probably going to get another ASRock. It's true I could just keep waiting for the next generation but I feel like at some point you have to jump. This is the last year on Windows 7 so I feel like it's as good a time as any.
@kai Still using Windows 7, really?
@codewiz I try to be slow to change so that I can focus on my work and not on the machine 😋 and it turned out to be for good reason, since Windows 10 doesn't seem perfectly compatible with my mainboard; the only symptoms being that neither my PCI nor PCI Express sound cards work properly, and I'm the only person with this problem.
@kai Are you a musician, Kaito?
@codewiz yes 😊
@kai ohhh! I never thought of asking... what genre(s)? Do you play an instrument? compose music? both?
@codewiz I'm a composer 😊 but um no one pays me to do it and I don't do it very much. I just feel like what little I do is the only thing worth doing.
@codewiz what is that screen ?
@hyde_stevenson @mmarif @codewiz it's less than not ideal, nobody knows what's going on with the color pipe on Linux. You could end up with double ups (color profiles applied twice, app-side and OS-side) without even knowing it because there is no diagnostic tool and pixel buffers have no tags to flag color-corrected pixels buffers.
@codewiz your keyboard seems to be a old commodore 64 keyboard ;-)
@pinkilla @kai @tromino Guess what? All those weird production issues in Shenzhen had a common root cause: fraud!
@codewiz Saw this chair @ Fry's Electronics and thought it was one of the most uncomfortable chairs I have ever sat in. Maybe I am to big for this chair @ 6' 4 ".
Do you really find it comfortable without a tall footrest?
@namida12 Indeed, you can see the footrest under my desk. I'm quite short (160cm). The chair would be fine if my desk could be lowered further, so I could lower the chair to extend my legs like in an actual car seat.
@codewiz But the seat looks like it is already moving. Sweet color combos but it was not my size...
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