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Jul 16th, 2015 at 2:27 PM · videogames, wtf an update, crossposted: msree.livejournal.com
I think my 3DS is trolling me.

First, it tried to pop out of its protective case. I didn't think much about it until it kept happening. Eventually I realized that my 3DS internal battery was bulging, preventing the case from fitting correctly. This also explained its incredible shrinking battery life. Simple enough to fix: sent away to Nintendo, got a new battery, and voila! Good as new.

Well, except for the shoulder buttons. The right trigger had been intermittently non-compliant for some time; its companion on the left worked almost all of the time.

And then it didn't, and nothing would get the left trigger to fire. This made certain games nigh-unplayable. I was mournful. If I was going to replace my 3DS, I would have preferred to have done so before sinking more money into it. Besides, my 3DS is a limited edition (the Ocarina of Time one), so I would rather not replace it with a blander model; I want my pretty to work.

Earlier this week, I fumbled my 3DS in such a way that it bumped the left shoulder button, This inexplicably produced changes on screen!

I don't understand it. The button still wobbles, a detail which helped convince me that it was broken permanently. The right trigger is still a bit fritzy (it will generally fire, but if I try to hold the button down, it acts as though I were rapidly tapping it instead).

My 3DS is weird, and working (mostly), and I am keeping it. :)

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under the weather

May 7th, 2015 at 12:56 PM · health, crossposted: msree.livejournal.com, wtf an update
Still fighting off a cold that caught up with me last week, a nasty sore throat/stuffed sinuses combo. I can't tell if the pressure on my eardrums has to do with the drippy skies or my drippy nose. Yech.

And that's about all the words I can today.

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