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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Lenovo X1 Extreme / Finals

I had skipped a whole week of blogging because I didn't feel like it and not because I didn't have time. Although last week wasn't the most productive week ever, it isn't that boring either. Because the week is the week before the finals, and the second last week till the winter holidays, everyone was happy yet serious. Till this day, I didn't know there's such a thing. Although because of the nature of an international school and people aren't really that chocked up by finals, people still cared more they used to. Classmates that normally don't message me for help now does.

On another topic, my new computer just came and it is awesome. My constant 77wpm on a mechanical keyboard became an 85wpm constant. On top of that, I finally have a gpu to work with. While I had been doing video editing and compositing for the last 3 years, I had been working with integrated graphics all those times. If you are going to ask me how I managed, the answer is that I don't know. I was used to programs crashing every 5 minutes when under load (and on an integrated graphics gpu, it is always under load), freezing every time I apply an effect, devices detaching because they wanted to. But all those will change now, I now own a GTX 1050 Ti. Although this is nothing near to the fastest, the increase in speed is so much that I don't even know if I could complain. What struck me the most is that the increase in speed both in gpu and cpu didn't really make that much of a difference in the everyday task. Most of the tasks that I do on a computer only get decreased 1 to 20 second. To have such an expensive system to work with is kind of a luxury that nobody needs. But I am going to use this computer for graphics and computing as well, so I guess I am not so much wasting money anyways. A lot of money had been put into the computer's look and I don't think that is a waste. To have a computer that people doesn't associate with being playful is useful and shouldn't be looked down upon (my bad english is returning again).

Because I ran out of things to talk about my new computer, I am going to resume on what I said in the introduction. My classmates came from everywhere to ask me about stuff. You need to know, I am no longer that kid that does nothing except reviewing. On top of the programming and drawing that I sort of do regularly now, I also resumed gaming as well. Although I don't get as much satisfaction anymore from gaming, it is the best way to kill time in my opinion. You get to just stare at a screen and immediately get entertained (the side effects comes after). While work always decreases the entertainment level of games, nothing ever hinders your desire for it. Games are just a miracle in its own unique way. Back to what I was saying, people are starting to ask me for help, and I could only answer them while thinking of how bad I really am. Although I am still able to answer all the questions that my classmates throw at me, I remember the things that I still didn't review whenever someone ask me things. But anyways, I am going to try to improve on that and balance out personal projects and my grades.

Overall, I am running out of time again and I need to go back to reviewing and securing my grade. Cause if I don't, I don't think I could live with myself throughout my winter break.

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