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Also bought an "awesome" gaming chair to complement my lame gaming PC.

@kai Got it for just ¥9500. It was probably mispriced on amazon.co.jp 'cause a few days later the price jumped to ¥13500.
amazon.co.jp/gp/aw/d/B07H98NBS

@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.

@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 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.

@mmarif @hyde_stevenson It's the BenQ EX3501R. Even though it's made nearby in Taiwan, it was cheaper to order it in the US, including air shipping and import taxes 😕

@codewiz
I have BenQ ew2770qz and its one of the best monitor in terms of colours. BenQ always have top notch displays.
@hyde_stevenson

@mmarif @codewiz i'm looking to get rid off my iMac 27 that I'm using mainly for lightroom but since #darktable is way faster now I want to use only my Linux box and was looking for a big display good for photography

@hyde_stevenson @mmarif @codewiz stay on Mac for darktable. Linux color management is a mess. Mac is the only properly color-managed OS.

@aurelienpierre @mmarif @codewiz on Linux I know it's not ideal but I'll test before selling it

@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.

@aurelienpierre @hyde_stevenson @mmarif btw, anyone knows what's the state of HDR10 support in kernel / mesa / wayland / xorg / desktops?

@codewiz @hyde_stevenson @mmarif it depends on your GPU driver. GTK/Cairo does have an experimental support but nobody is using it in prod as far as I know. So it's pretty much idle/aborted.

@codewiz your keyboard seems to be a old commodore 64 keyboard ;-)

@pinkilla The one on top is the Happy Hacker Keyboard, my all time favorite. The one below is a Model01 from shop.keyboard.io
I got it cheaper with the Kickstarter, but it took 2 years and ~50 blogposts about various production issues before I saw it.

@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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