2018: My Year of the Tech Teardown

Opening up a hard disk drive for the first time.

It’s been a while since I posted on this blog. Mostly out of confusion for what I wanted to write here since I’ve been trying to get my personal brand up and running on various other platforms. Was it an existential crisis of sorts? Yeah, I guess you could say that.

Truthfully though, I think I was trying to do things I thought I should be doing, rather than things I actually wanted to do. It was terrible for my motivation as a content creator and it dragged a lot of my ideas down. Sorry, past self. I promise we’ll do better this time around.

It took me a while to realize this and well, here we are now. So recently, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. About things I’m genuinely I’m genuinely interested in, and have decided to take a side project this 2018:

Opening up broken tech and learning about their insides.

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Achievement Unlocked: My New Graphics Card!

GTX970 Box
Readers, meet graphics card. Graphics card, meet readers.

A few weeks ago, during a spontaneous bout of impulse buying, I got myself a GTX 970. Specifically, the MSi GTX 970 Tiger Edition. I say spontaneous but really, this purchase was mostly spurred by the fact that my GTX 660 Ti probably won’t run Star Wars Battlefront as well as I want it to. After testing and playing around with it, I’m happy to say that it’s working perfectly fine. Had a few driver hiccups but it was nothing a clean re-installation didn’t solve.

But I’m not here to give you the latest and greatest review of the graphics card though. With my limited experience in graphics cards, my opinion would lack credibility. No, today I am making this post because this graphics card marks not only the growth of my gaming system, but also my own growth as a gamer.

Because I honestly reached a couple of milestones with this purchase.

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“Where have you been!?”

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted here. And by a while, I actually mean ages. My last entry was in September. Nine months ago. And It wasn’t even an actual blog post. I can’t believe it’s been that long already.

But I’m back now and after some revamping, Kooky’s Save Point (as this blog was previously known) has now become PanickedPixel. We now have a new domain name, a brand new logo, a more personal About page, and the revelation of my real name (some of you may remember that I went under the name “Kooky” when I first started). This, however, is only just the beginning.

Still, I feel like I owe you guys a bit of an explanation for my long absence. Here it goes.

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