Hi all. Another little note to say that posts might be a bit haphazard and less detailed than before over the next few days. As some will remember, we built a new PC to replace a dinosaur and make working on the site easier, and it’s been a great boon to productivity. Everything was new except the graphics card (GPU) which, because of the quite insane price gouging and shortages over the last six months, was put on hold until it settled down.
My existing one was okay for a while anyway (a GTX970), but sadly, during a videocall to get a preview of a big producers new range , no less, the PC went’pop’ and promptly died. I’d initially hoped it was the power supply, which would’ve been an easy 24-hour order and install job, but as you guessed, Sod’s Law kicked in and it was the GPU. I have alerts going on at most stores and deal sites looking for one. Fortunately, they’re starting to trickle in at close to MSRP (I absolutely refuse to pay over that), but batches are selling out in literally under 5 minutes. I just need to get lucky for an RTX3060Ti, 3070 or 3080..
In the meantime, I’m using a laptop, which is not the latest by some way, and it’s workable, but slow and missing some of my primary software. I’ll continue to post as best I can. Incredibly frustrating as we have 20 or so coins from CIT, a dozen from Mint XXI and lots of others due to go this week, so it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Sods Law x2…
So just bear with me for the next few days or so while I get something sorted. Scottsdale’s new Alien coin has just posted, so there’s that. We’ll get there on the rest. Thanks.