Season 14, Episode 30

Today, I build. For the first time in about 8 years I’m doing a brand new build of a PC. All the parts finally arrived and I’m good to go. So, that’s what I’ll be doing right after this gets posted. Actually, I’ll be taking stock to make sure I have all I need and won’t get to a point where something is missing and I have to wait for an order or make a quick trip for something like thermal paste or whatever. Still, today I build.

Announcing that is a little scary. Like, I actually have superstitions for building a PC. Don’t get cocky. Build as though everything is delicate and special and don’t skip steps. Take those precautions you think are silly because one of those silly things overlooked can cause big problems. Give yourself time. The build may go fine, but getting the damn thing to operate may take considerable more time if you run into problems. Prepare to unhook/rewire/unscrew multiple things multiple times. Maybe you won’t, and that’s great, but be prepared for it to possibly happen. Now, all of that may seem over the top, but again, it’s my first full build in 8 years. And maybe my last full build for another 8 or more.

Or…I could just get a fancy new console in a few months and call it a wrap while spending even less.

But where’s the fun in that.

In the meantime, Ubisoft, it’s been 2,602 days since the last Splinter Cell release (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise or VR exclusive).

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