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Some Wisdom

October 12th, 2005

My Dad sometimes would tell me about something my Great-Grandfather used to say. “A lazy man runs twice, and a cheap man spends twice”. It basically means to do stuff right the first time. Well, I should have known better.

For the second time in a week, I had a powersupply meltdown in my PC. The first was understandable. It wasn’t the best PSU to begin with, and I had been using it for well over a year. It finally gave up the ghost. But rather than do the right thing and get a high-quality, name-brand replacements, I decided to be cheap. I just went out to my local hole-in-the-wall computer store and bought the best PSU they had. Which cost all of $30.

So a week later, I install my brand new copy of Black & White 2. It’s a gorgeous game to look at, but that means it’s very taxing on a system. I crank the detail settings and get to play for all of about 5 minutes. Then I smell that stench of electronic death and the whole thing cuts out, never to stir again.

It’s my own damn fault.


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