Hello everyone. So I have been having some computer trouble, random lockups, memory is running at advertised speed, but CPU and GPU are both overclocked, everything ran fine for 2 months so I don't know what is going on but I dropped the overclocking down a bit to see if that makes any difference.
I did the Initial test for hundredpushups.com, managed 27 which I was kind of surprised by, page suggests that I skip ahead to week 3. I am kind of worried about driving with sore arms, I know sometimes after a long hike, using the clutch can be a bit of a struggle.
Finally for something more useful, building a desk. As I have mentioned before, I live in a pretty small apartment. When I moved in, I bought a 3 foot wide by 8 foot long banquet table from a Buddhist temple for 10 bucks. As a writing desk it worked okay, but there was no way to mount keyboard drawers, so there were keyboards all over the top, and it just took up too much room. I decided to build my own desk, this would let me custom make it to fit in a previously unused corner. A previous project left me with a 4x4 foot section of melamine coated 3/4 inch MDF, I used a circular saw to cut it to 24x40 inches. I cut a 2x4 to fit around the bottom edges to make it a bit more rigid. Then I turned to the internet for table legs, and a keyboard drawer. My search for table legs took me to Ikea, their Vika Curry legs are $3.50 each and come with all the hardware, as well as having a handy screw in base which makes it easy to transport the table if you have to move. I first looked for premade keyboard drawers, but they were all either to expensive or the wrong size. I looked on Amazon and found some Keyboard slides, you have to provide your own shelf, but otherwise it can be as wide as you want, and once again they come with all the hardware to mount them. So far everything has worked out pretty well, it is a little wobbly, I think because there isn't much weight on it, I have seen that some people make braces to hold the legs together but I haven’t felt the need. For 50 bucks in materials and less than an hour of work I can't complain.