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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


Jun. 2nd, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
...however the pile of dead drives in my bottom drawer would indicate they are likely to fail somewhat sooner than that.

*Snrk!* You, m'friend, have a distinctly wicked deadpan delivery!

To be fair, the lifespan of these things does depend somewhat on the uses they're put to, but for the most part, your evaluation is accurate. Most people simply don't do the sort of high-intensity work which would cause a noticeable failure rate in the length of time they're likely to keep using the system.
Jun. 2nd, 2012 06:50 am (UTC)
Deadpan is as deadpan does my pappy used to say ;-P

While I'm not using my SSD equipped laptop as a high volume DB or build server, I do run the snot out it compared to most normal users.

The Samsung I have now will be going into a desktop box just for the shear speed boost. Plan is to migrate the OS and Apps to the SSD and keep the 1TB WD Black drive for Stuff like music, backups of the SSD and what not.


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