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Overheating CPU

My desktop system has been running hotter and hotter the last few months, and I couldn't see a reason why (it's not like I've been working harder or anything like that). I decided to clean out the case and fans, which was pretty badly loaded with dust and dog hair and what not. After I cleaned everything out, the temperature on my CPU cores dropped by over 10 degrees Celsius. Apparently keeping the case clean is important, who would have known ...

My new Spot device

I just went on a dirk biking trip to Moab, and just in time for the trip, my new [http://www.findmespot.com/en/ Spot] device arrived. I'm not gonna write a full review here, but so far, I've been incredibly impressed with it. I used it for 3 days straight, in the "tracker" mode where it sends a location message every 10 minutes. I don't think it missed more than one message the whole trip. The cost is not horrible ($150 for basic + unlimited tracking service). Here's an example of what the tracking would look like, this is from our last ride on the Poison Spider trail:

[[Image:http://www.ogre.com/files/ogre.com/screenshots/spotme.jpg|center|Spotme map from Poison Spider]]

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