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Finally, my new computer is ready

Hello, dears!

As many of you know, my computer crashed a couple of weeks ago. Often, and for no reason at all, my computer was shutting down without giving any error message. One good day, it shut down and never started again. I took it to a friend’s store to find a solution. The next day my friend called with the bad news: “It´s the motherboard”. This fired all the alarms and red lights because I replaced the motherboard 8-9 months ago, due to the very same problem.

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This poor motherboard died too young. Two motherboards burned in less than one year? Weird. I think it´s not the motherboard that is causing problems but suffering them.

I discussed my concerns with my friend, but he found no problems in other components. So, I got a new motherboard.

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A new brand, just in case. My friend assembled all the stuff at the store, and it worked fine. Great! Shit happens but this was a quick and easy fix.

I got home and turned the computer on. Just like that, the hard drive burned in flames! A disgusting smell and a lot of white smoke filled the room in a blink.

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Immediately, I texted my friend with the disturbing news and took back the computer to the store. Two days later, my friend called me back to tell me that he couldn´t find anything wrong. I wanted to yell at him. But I’ve yelled too many times in my life to know that it solves nothing. Instead of yelling, I decided to buy a new computer. New components, actually because I like to customize my computers. This time, I´m sorry but I didn´t buy at my friend´s store. I´m not rewarding him for not finding why the hard drive burned.

I cleared my loved case Aerocool Strike-X Air preventing the temptation of turning on the computer and burn something else.

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I´ve been using AMD processors for years with very good results and this AM4, 12 core, 3.8 Ghz promises a lot.

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Motherboard MSI B350 Tomahawk Artic. It has so many features that I think I need to read the user manual.

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This motherboard also admits a hard drive SSD M.2. I never had one before so, I had to give it a try 🙂

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I also bought other SSD and 16 Gb of RAM memory. Kingston products have a lifetime warranty and, in my opinion, beating that offer is impossible.

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I had to read a lot of reviews to choose the graphic card. The winner was: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

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And, closing the shopping list, a new power supply, because I ended paranoic and the old power supply may have burned the other components. The new one is a Mars Gaming 500W.

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Yesterday was a Lego-day, assembling all the stuff. I also did formatting and installing work, but there is no funny word game for such tedious tasks. Good news is I could bring my new Frankenstein to life!

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Now, I breathe a sigh of relief as I find the best settings for my new buddy. So glad to be back 🙂

 

Guest post at Go Allied Athletes

Hello, dears!

I´m thrilled to tell you that I´ve been invited to a Q&A post at Go Allied Athletes. Margaret and Evan are two amazing bloggers and athletes that I strongly recommend you to follow. Go Allied Athletes is a forum where athletes share their experiences, and I feel honored with this opportunity to contribute to the community.

Do you want to know how´s my typical client and how do I motivate clients? Read it at Go Allied Athletes!

A remarkable spam

I´m sure you get a good dose of daily spam comments. This morning I found a very interesting-scary comment in my spam folder. I took a screenshot because I would not believe it if someone just told me the story.

Do you need fake passports, ID cards, driver´s licenses…

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Becoming an international criminal has never been so easy!! The world has gone crazy!!

Maybe you´ve got one or more like this? Let me know in the comments 😀

Meet and greet

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Here´s our meet and greet 😀

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Meet and Greet

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Meaningful quotes with Pooja

Today I´m very excited about this collaboration post with one of my favorite bloggers, Pooja. Pooja is behind Lifes Fine Whine. Among many other things, she uses to post famous quotes. I read quotes on other blogs and I usually wonder which is the blogger´s fav, the most useful, the first one he or she remembers… When she let me suggest topics, so I suggested a post about the most meaningful quotes for us. She liked the idea and here we are.
I didn´t pay attention to quotes, sayings or proverbs until I was in high school. I failed my first philosophy exam. I couldn´t believe it. The exam consisted of three questions, about pre-Socratic authors. I didn´t know the answer to one of them, but I answered it anyway, mixing Anaxímenes with Anaxágoras. I got a miserable 4 (of 10). When the teacher told me my grade, also added: “It´s important to know what you know, but also it´s important to know what you don´t know”. My first thought was “this guy is insane!”. I calmed down days later, but the freaking quote still resonated in my head.
I can´t say it really made sense until next exam: Plato. He asked Plato´s concept of friendship… and I didn´t know a word about it. Here I go again, another 4 – I thought. Reading the other questions I realized that there was no question about Plato´s cave. Five questions, none of them about Plato´s cave. Definitely, this teacher is on meds or something!
I answered the friendship question the last: “I don´t know what Plato said about friendship, but I do know about Plato´s cave which is an important part to understand Plato´s thinking”. The day the teacher came with our grades, I was expecting a good rant. He gave me the exam and said: “I liked your Plato´s cave explanation, I gave you 1 point for it. You got a 9”.
I was astonished! Against all odds, that nonsense quote made sense and it worked in my favor. That was the first time I realized this kind of strange sentences is meant to help. The original quote belongs to Confucius, and it says: “To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge”.
This is, without a doubt, the first quote that I remember made an impact on me. Since then, I faced the exams more calmly, understanding that not knowing a question was not the end of the world. Outside of a classroom, this quote helps me to admit that I don´t know a word about a lot of things so, I listen. Most of the times I learn something new.
Now you know one of my most meaningful quotes and the story behind it. What we don´t know yet is Pooja´s quote. Are you as curious as me? Click here to Pooja´s post.

Meet and greet

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