There’s a lot of fanaticism in tech. “That operating system sucks” “That editor sucks” “That programming language sucks”. There is a lot of suckage! It doesn’t help that software developers are trained to follow rules. So every time there is a decision to be made and no clear rule, they just go wild.
Many years ago, a teacher of mine asked a question and said the answer was the thing software developers are more afraid to hear:
At the time I didn’t get it, but now it’s quite clear. Almost everything is a trade-off.
It’s a bit like people complaining that a truck sucks and you should buy a fast car.
Have you ever worked with a TV next to you and it’s relaxing? That’s why I put videos running on the background (or third screen) while I work. I rarely look at them and when I do, I don’t get distracted.
I especially like music from games and rain. Just rain or people walking in the rain and I live in Luxembourg. Go figure.
Sometimes I stream some races or some gamer playing without sound, but not at work because this can distract.
It’s been a while… The last post was about 7 years ago. Next year I’ll be living in Luxembourg for 10 years. Since then I got married, had a son and bought a house.
This blog was a sort of point of contact with my culture. But now I don’t miss Portuguese culture anymore. I still miss my friends and family in Portugal and many many things there, but I like it more here.
I don’t feel in no man’s land though, when someone is an expat (fancy name for immigrant), he or she gets another perspective. It’s like watching the world through 2 different cultures.
And there were some things I did because of my friends, like watching and playing soccer. I completely cut off of that. I also stopped riding motor bikes or go-kart, but I miss those. On the other hand, I sort of got more intense about other stuff like technology (yeah, more) and cars.
I basically got the itch again because I have private blog where I write posts to my son and it came to this blog by mistake. I started reading the posts and it was nice.
So I thought of starting blogging again if not to preserve memories and thoughts.
A semana passada troquei 2 gráficas que tinha por uma nova. A nova (MSI GTX 770 Lightning) parece mãe das outras 2.
Até aqui nada de especial, andava todo contente a jogar. Mas ontem começou a acontecer algo muito… iritante. BSODs, ecrãs azuis e eu a ter de reiniciar o pc! O mais estranho é que já tinha a gráfica há uma semana.
Verifiquei os erros no event viewer, tentei resolver algumas coisas, tirar e meter grafica e discos, mas nada resultava. Gráfica avariada?? O pc funcionava algum tempo e estourava. Então comecei a tirar nota de quando parava:
Estourava praticamente a cada hora! Uma pesquisa no google e encontrei isto: