May 31st, 2012

Alex Spaz

Techno-Lust

For some reason, late last week I started wanting to completely overhaul my computer setup-- in short, I'm in the throes of raging techno-lust. I want to get a big, fancy Mac, and a top-of-the-line Cintiq to use on it, all for the purpose of drawing furries, ponies, and Ghostbusters. Go fig.

I did buy myself a terrific little color printer, and I have no regrets. But the rest? $3,000+ dollars of hardware and software when I've already got a system that works? Why, lizard brain? What's your motivation? Why now? And why that setup? You do know that we're looking at the real possibility of an income drop soon, right?

Will I indulge? No. I splurged on that scale last year with the proton pack, I can't justify doing it again. I'd be better off investing a bit of money into sexing up my current (working) system. A new tablet that doesn't keep forgetting how to be pressure-sensitive? I might be able to cover that with commissions. I don't need an enormous iMac just for that.

Stop pouting, lizard brain. Don't think I don't see what you're doing there.

-The Gneech
I.T. Crowd FAIL!

Techno-Lust Update

New driver for Wacom tablet has apparently taught it and/or Photoshop to recognize pressure sensitivity again. ^.^

A night spent uninstalling a bunch of junk software, performing disk cleanup, running Ad-Aware, and performing a one-time free AVG System Tuneup... followed by several reboots and a re-install of Google Chrome, which apparently broke somewhere along the way, does seem to have improved performance.

It's not as sexy as a whole new machine, I admit. But it's a lot cheaper. ¬.¬

So, no art happened. But Airplane! and the first episode of Sgt. Frog were watched, so hopefully it wasn't an evening completely wasted.

All that said, I've got two weeks 'til AC. If I'm going to get anything printed, now's the time.

Sleep would be a good idea, too. Mood wonkiness is an issue again tonight. :P I'm normally a lot stronger than this.

-TG