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— 9:46 AM on April 20, 2015

Morning, folks. I'm off to London this week for a press event, but I'll try to post when I can from the road. I hate to get away because I have a bunch of different projects in the works right now, and they're all interesting.

At the top of the stack is the building of my new desktop PC, Damagebox 2015. I'm attempting to shoot a quick video and write an article about this build, all of which is actually more complicated than the process of putting the system together. In fact, I was able to assemble the entire PC from scratch yesterday in about 90 minutes or so—maybe longer, but I kinda lost track of time. I took my time with connecting everything and routing cables properly, and then a miracle occurred: the system started up without issue on first boot, and all of the storage devices showed up in the BIOS. I'd like to chalk that up to skill, after years spent building systems, but I know better than that. This was luck or some sort of divine intervention.

Here are my two younger boys inspecting the build. The older one of the two is fascinated by the prospect of building a computer. I showed him the SSDs, and he asked if I had more of them. When I said yes, he instructed me to put more SSDs into the box in order to make the computer more powerful. These are the moments that make a father proud.

I'd like to say more about the new Damagebox, since it turned out really well, but I'll have to save it for the article.

   
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