… and then, stuff happened.

Yep, obviously I’ve failed my own blogging challenge. Oh, well. Nevertheless, even trying it made me write more entries than i did in the last three years alltogether. So either way, I’m satisfied. So, what happened? Stuff… umm, yea, obviously. Just a few things from the last few days…

I’ve been asked to do an internal training for a new developer team of my current employer, so I’m preparing for that. It’s about JaCoCo, a java code coverage tool that I’ve used some three years ago and apparently almost noone else ever heard of 😀 So now I’m busy doing presentation slides and such. Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to share the slides here because they are being made based on company templates and whatnot, therefore in the end, they are property of my employer 🙁 This doesn’t mean, of course, I can’t share the knowledge itself, in another format at some point 😉

Then… I’ve been invited to the closed beta of… oh well, NDA rules, I can’t say, which game. Let’s just say that it’s the newest iteration of the arena shooter, that is not Unreal Tournament 😉 Aaaand that’s all i can hint. The point is, in the little free time I had, I was busy testing. Yeah, it’s a shitty work, but someone must do it, eh?

Hardware upgrades… after days and days of lamentation, I’ve decided to not upgrade to AMD Ryzen yet, although the temptation is almost unbearable! Turned out, my wife doesn’t really utilize the Intel i5 6600k I bought her last year, so I’ve decided to swap her mobo + cpu + ram combo with my FX-8350 system, just for my selfish reason of experimenting with overclocking the 6600k. Umm, yeah, apparently I’ve been watching way too much of Jayztwocents and Paul’s Hardware, dammit. For the first run, here’s how benchmarks turned out:

0408_results

Fun fact: the FX-8350 already has a slight overclock, but not much, since I’ve used it for long video encoding tasks and didn’t want to risk crashing it, etc. The CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo is a good cooler, but still an air cooler… Another fun fact: both CPUs have the above mentioned cooler, so it’ll be interesting to see, how much overclock the intel can take before it starts to heat up my mancave. Either way, 6600k overclock incoming! 🙂

Finally, last, but not least, finally I’m on vacation, first time this year. And it’s Spring, so I’ll spend a considerable amount of time outside with the children, in the garden. 🙂 They are currently at my wife’s parents for the weekend, along with my wife, so the whole house is mine for… man stuff!! Read: booze, weed and lewd behavior. Nah, just kidding obviusly. I mean some ice cold beer and time to finally fix broken things, finish half-done weird DIY stuff I’ve made, clean up network cable mess and to banish spiders from my garage, which thanks to them currently looks like Azjol-Nerub from World of Warcraft…

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