Nala turns 14 years old today! Happy birthday to my little puppy girl!
The Xeon W3690 transplant was a success!
Time to give the computer a brain transplant pic.twitter.com/rPINPIDEq9— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
First, the dust bunnies get evicted pic.twitter.com/3zTbsXTTHF— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
Time to begin. Off with the cooler. pic.twitter.com/6kpCGdIGbQ— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
Out comes the i7-930 and in goes the Xeon W3690 pic.twitter.com/hK6FrMrCRM— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
A dab of thermal paste spread over the CPU (a little bit goes a long way) and the cooler goes back on pic.twitter.com/Y0CmnwO5ui— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
Now to close up and plug everything back in to see if the surgery was successful pic.twitter.com/mPYu1LwHf5— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
Moment of truth… *drumroll* pic.twitter.com/HplaUoHqhk— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
Seems like a good sign pic.twitter.com/fgX6RZacNq— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
BIOS seems to have accepted the new CPU pic.twitter.com/STh2Iz2f4d— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
Woohoo! 6 cores and 12 threads! pic.twitter.com/xz3E1nPVsm— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
Cutting edge of 2011, here I come! pic.twitter.com/YXjeQIxGO5— imabug (@imabug) December 22, 2018
If you’ve subscribed to my blogs via email (all three of you), you might have noticed that ads suddenly appeared in the email notifications. The email notifications are handled by WordPress’ Jetpack plugin, and the ad injection is apparently a recent addition.
Despite the note that say “This post is ad-supported”, these ads weren’t inserted by me. I’m not a fan of the ads just suddenly appearing like they did and I really don’t like that it says “This post is ad-supported”, implying that I’m the one doing the ad injection and that my posts and blog are ad supported.
Except for the occasional referral link that might appear in a post here and there, none of my posts or blogs will ever be ad supported.
If the ads in the email notifications bother you, feel free to unsubscribe. You won’t hurt my feelings. In the meantime, I’ll see what happens and investigate other options for email subscriptions.
Update: Looks like while I was leaving a comment on the Github issue, the Jetpack devs undid the ad injection.
I picked up a used Xeon W3690 CPU from eBay to upgrade the Core i7-930 currently powering my computer. Browsing around eBay, I found several for under $80. For two extra cores and a few hundred more MHz, it seemed like a pretty good deal to me so I picked one of them and bought it.
The existing CPU still works fine, but after seeing a few friends talking about computer upgrades, I did a bit of research to see what I could put into mine to give it a bit of a boost without having to do a complete computer replacement.
Doing my quasi-semi-annual computer cleaning and replacing the CPU will be a good weekend project. With luck, this computer will be up and running with a “new” and faster brain.