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Look at these hard drives just dying in these streets.

One of the external hard drives supporting Bub’s gaming computer, and one of the things that makes him happiest in the world, seems to have… for lack of a better way to put it, “died of old age”. I’m currently having someone I know look at it to see if anything can be done to repair the mechanism by which it consumes power — I do science, not technology. It’s an old 1TB HDD from like… 2011 or 2012, I want to say, so it can’t just be dropped into new, functional hard drive casing. Best case, with the games that (are? were?) being shuffled onto our newest and largest hard drive, I’ve made room for some more games for Bub… and anything else that I might want — or need — to put somewhere! Everyone wins, but especially my wallet.

Being wired has its advantages, because re=downloading these games is not taking that long!

Steam continues to throttle itself. No surprise.

It continues to perplex me why Steam game downloads take longer than EA (Origin) and Epic Games, even when they’re being downloaded on the wired computer… you know, the one that’s supposed to go faster for a reason? I would get more games from EA (Origin) and Epic Games if I could, but a lot of the best ones are only available for download on Steam, so I just have to suck it up and let Steam continue to throttle itself until Hell freezes over and the games and updates are finally done downloading. It is what it is, I guess…

Now we’re actually making substantial progress!

Bub’s games have been loaded onto the gaming laptop! All I have left to do is defragment the HDDs that are in it or hooked up to it, both of which being low on space due to his games… that will free up some more space, and then consider looking for a folding table or laptop desk that can be kept in one of our bedrooms to facilitate easier use of the laptop — as it stands right now, making room on the desktop computer’s desk to use the laptop is onerous, requires some effort, and is almost like playing a real-life version of Tetris

Yeah, we’ll have to improve the layout of at least my room to make gaming on everything in here feasible.

I also pre-ordered a few video games for Bub that will release on or around Christmas, and at that they’re ones that he is really, really going to like. And I pre-ordered him an Atelier remake that’s supposed to come out in a… week… or two? And to finish off his birthday, I am considering getting him a copy of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin on Steam so he can play it whenever he wants on the Steam Deck. He currently has a copy of it on Epic Games right now — that was the first gaming app it was released on.

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