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So, for the past little while I've been having trouble with my computer. It will power-off at odd periods, and the screen will just die/fizz out at random. It's also been getting very, very hot to the touch; I think the overheating has something to do with the problems.

However, it has also been running so incredibly slowly for everything. I've done deep system sweeps almost weekly, and make sure to never run more than two (sometimes three) programs at once. I've also stripped the machine down to the basic functions, and even started using Google Chrome because FireFox (my browser of choice) was using 120 MB of memory while Chrome only uses 20. (The functionality of Chrome is insane--it runs so well, and, for the most part, is wonderfully stable. However, it is terribly unattractive. A shallow complaint, to be sure, but ...)

I just don't know. I don't have the money to replace the computer, at all. At the same time, I realize I may not be able to save it: it's an old computer, second hand when bought, and now at least five years old. It may actually have just run its lifespan. That makes me incredibly sad; I love my little blue laptop. It's the perfect size, and it does (or did, at this rate) everything I needed it to do, which wasn't terribly much in the first place.

I have no idea what I'm going to do. Nicholas is going to poke around in it and see if he can't fix it (or at the very least make it die more slowly). I have a feeling, though, that Yoshima (yes, I named my computer after a Flaming Lips album) won't last out the year. Possibly not even the first month of school.

The recording of the Compugeddon will continue as it happens.
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