I think this is the longest time I've been between posts on this blog so far, for a number of reasons: since my last post, I have a) moved houses, and b) gone on vacation for a week with nearly zero Internet access. I also finally got the Internet hooked up in my new place just yesterday.
I also, just yesterday, finally had enough free time (and all the parts) to construct the new computer for which I've been collecting parts for two months (I got the final part - the processor - in on Thursday). It was a lengthy process - the build alone took almost three hours, and I then spent three and a half more trying and failing to get Linux installed on it. I was finally able to accomplish that with assistance from a more knowledgeable friend and another five hours of work this afternoon, so yes, I'm writing this post on my new computer. Yay!
I had the presence of mind to take some pictures during the build, so when I have some time I'd like to write a post going over the process in detail. But for now it's getting late, so a hui hou!