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TwigZone's moved to a better place, and so does this blog.

The blog's going to be left as is, as an archive, but no more.
Misc Rants, weird stuff, anything that goes here doesn't belong in the other categories.

Just did the 3DS system update

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 8:58 PM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)

  • I noticed that a Nintendo Zone app was installed along with the update. Too bad I can't really use it because there are no Nintendo Zone hotspots around here.
  • Nintendo 3DS camera now records videos. It records and stores video in widescreen, and I think you should be able to view it on anything that supports 3D video playback, and also anything as long as you remove the second video stream or something.
  • StreetPass Mii Plaza should be renamed to Mii Plaza now. Why? It's now SpotPass
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So in an effort to save the CPU from certain doom...

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 6:36 AM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)

I opened the PC case again. And then... I removed the entire CPU and graphics card along.

Then I removed the heatsink on the CPU. And put it under strong light.

The one thing I can say is... "Oh my. Oh my." Never before I have seen so much dust caked in - seems like blowing air on it just plain didn't work in the last few times.

So what's a plushie to do? Why, I decided to just physically remove the dust. With a toothpick. Same thing for the...
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Let's see here...

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 9:53 AM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)

  • The computer slows down when having more than 50% CPU load for more than half a minute
  • The computer randomly freezes while at stock settings for everything
  • I check temperatures and discover that the CPU is at 70 degrees C
  • I dust PC
  • Temperatures still high
  • I set fans to maximum speed, and temperatures are still high
  • I downclock the CPU to 60% of its original speed, and it still hovers around 60 degrees C at full load
Do you think I need to replace this CPU? I think it might be breaking...
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Should I chuck in some eShop credit now?

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 1:13 AM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)

Title says it all. I'm getting interested in eShop goodies, and I think I'll have to buy them when they come... and actually...

Wait, is Freakyforms good? Anything else to watch for?
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Posted November 9th, 2011 at 5:50 AM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)
Updated November 9th, 2011 at 7:30 AM by Twiggy

Well, I seem to have a knack in hitting more and more error messages on PC. This time? Yes, it's CloudFlare again.


I'm wondering what's up with the servers these days.
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