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#282 - Monitor & Videogames

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Motto: Writing Wrongs

That monitor situation I talked about in my previous post got resolved. I successfully returned the 4K monitor, lessons learned. Earlier this week I procured this new 27 inch, 1440p monitor. It's a high-end version of the middle-tier of hardware. That's the same philosophy I built my computer with, and that has served me well thus far. Rather than getting a low-end high-tier piece of hardware (like I had), where there were corners cut and expenses spared - this new monitor has a great stand, wonderfully saturated colors, and it came with basically every cable that one could possibly use to connect it to stuff. I'm very happy with the new screen and the new dual-screen setup.

I've been playing a lot of videogames lately. I partially blame Fallout 4 for being such a great game. I partially blame my work for actually being mentally taxing (causing me to have less excess mental energy). Mostly, though, I blame myself for not being ambitious enough. I d…

#281 - New Monitor's Resolutions

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Motto: Rambling for Rambling's Sake

Yesterday I bought a brand new 28" 4K Samsung computer monitor.

Today I am writing this Column on it.

Tomorrow I'll be returning it to the store. 

I'm disappointed to have to do so... but it's necessary. If I were doing a single-monitor setup & the panel I bought was better quality & my graphics card were better, it would be make for a GREAT experience... however none of those things are true. For more information, check out the Top 5. For less information... uh... I don't know. I don't think I can do that for you. You've already read it. That's sorta on you.

Note: this Column was written over several days' time. The "day" references are all jacked up.

Speaking of "jacked" - I was confronted the other day with a person who did not understand my usage of the word to convey excitement. "I'm jacked!" was met with "what do your muscles have to do with Deadpool?". Upon…

#280 - Good Routine ⇾ Good Life

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Motto: Set Achievable Daily Goals and Achieve Them Daily

I've struggled not to start every Column I've written over the past few months with "everything is really good". I didn't write it because it isn't all that interesting to read, but today's post is mostly about how and why I think things are so good for me lately.

Routine, the thing that i had heard about as the chief complaint of relationships in televised sitcoms, has turned out to be not something I'm afraid of, but instead something I am actively interested in cultivating. It is the primary subject I am going to write about today; so strap in or bail out now.

Routine has several definitions:
"Commonplace tasks, chores, or duties as must be done regularly or at specified intervals""A set of customary or unchanging and often mechanically performed activities or procedures""A regular way of doing things in a particular order""A boring state or situation in which…