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Rift/VR Day 2: I still haven't opened the box yet.

... I may be doing something wrong here.
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Finally, my long, difficult.. three-day wait is over. The Rift is here.

No, seriously, I ordered this three days ago. Thanks, Oculus, for screwing over your pre-orders with your retail agreements! (And, thanks, Best Buy for letting me cancel the bundled PC.)

Did I mention that I actually want a Vive? Oh, well.
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Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200. Do not click on any Steam URLs or visit the Steam store. Any pages you visit will get cached and it looks like a backend issue is letting other people accidentally access other user's account information this way.

Also, pray for the Valve sysadmins. Or, for those of us not religious, consider sending over booze.
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I think, if anything, we've all learned a valuable lesson today on the presentation and tidiness of DIY electronics projects.
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I WILL SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE BECAUSE IT MUST BE SEEN.
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I'm OnePlus Done with these guys.
OnePlus is easily the world's most controversial smartphone company, and that's for good reason: they actively bring that controversy upon themselves. And... by David Ruddock in Editorials, News
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Okay, so the Nexus 5X. Great phone, no lag so far.

But. USB-C is way, way too rare. I now have two more USB-A to USB-C cables on order and they can't get here fast enough. Also, the micro-USB to USB-C adapters I've bought so far are pretty flimsy (just bought another set). ‪#firstworldproblems

And finally, it's been two days and my tempered glass protector is already cracked. It fell off a couch once. :/ I think I'll stick to film screen protectors. And I'm getting a better case.
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Ugh, one of my USB3 ports on my XPS 15 (L502x) fell into the case. Upon further inspection, it looks like it actually pulled off the circuit board. (I was hoping it was just a USB port on a cable that had fallen in.)

Ordered a replacement board, luckily it wasn't on the motherboard, but I"m really wondering how much longer I'm going to continue repairing this machine before I replace it. It'll be five years old in May, and laptops have come a long way since then.
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I've now used two mechanical keyboards, the G710 and the G710+. While I miss the clickiness of the 710 and its Cherry MX Blue switches, the benefit of being able to type at my computer at night without waking up the Kat is well worth the loss. (Although, the spacebar seems to be extremely loud on the 710+. Probably just how I type on it; I mash on it with my index finger instead of my thumb.)

So, I keep the 710+ and Kat gets to squee at the clicky sounds her new keyboard makes. Either one is worlds better than any previous, mushy keyboard I've ever used. I wish I could take one to work with me.
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So, I now own a 24" 1440p monitor. I'm.. not entirely sure why. One thing I can say is that, wow, I can fit a lot of things on my screen now. But, I'm thinking that I'd rather have an ultrawide.
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Every time I listen to When It Falls (the RWBY Volume 3 opening), the song grows on me a bit more.
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Yeah, CNN, because there's no way that your headline could possibly be misconstrued and incite panic. That is absolutely disgraceful.

For the record, the DPRK is blasting propaganda messages using loudspeakers across the DMZ into South Korea. Not, as the headline may imply, any real military response.
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  • Olney Central College
    Computer Science, 2007 - 2010
  • East Richland High School
    2004 - 2007
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    Social Media Coordinator, 2013 - present
  • East Richland CUSD#1
    Computer Technician, 2006 - present
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