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So I'll first tell what happened a month ago and then what happened recently.
My GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) decided to take an early retirement on July 6. The main difference between Battlefield 3 Teaser Trailer and what happened on my screen was that my desktop was divided in two, the upper half of my screen showed bottom half of the desktop and the bottom half of the screen showed upper part of desktop, plus - there was random flashing/moving horizontal lines (sometimes vertical), random red and blue marks appearing on my screen and everything was flashing and moving at 60Hz refresh rate.
In the mean time I was using a one model older laptop of the same production line (now getting ready to host my portfolio), which I used for almost a week, but that 24-bit screen hurt my eyes and creating anything is impossible with it. Then there was two weeks of taking my PC apart, putting back together, testing and doing it again and again, and again!

That "thing" haven't occurred for a week or so, so I just as well may return... and so I am!

More good stuff


Due to installing and re-installing my OS's I've got about 4 months of free Photoshop trial. :D
So I created a lot of good stuff that will soon be up for views.
Oh, and a new Carbon Theme 2 preview is coming soon - it's beautiful!

Happy birthday to me!


I'm not sure if I should bring up my age, so I'll just ask you guys: how old do you think I am?
  • Listening to: <strike>a jet engine</strike> (I mean my PC's fan)
  • Eating: CAKE!!!
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Indigo-Glow Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome back! Miss ya!
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :wave:
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Kris-bR Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome back! :)
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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VClouds Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I knew it wouldn't be too long till you show your computer who's boss and come back to us. :D
Happy birthday man!
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yea I guess no matter how dead that ATI GPU is, it's never "really" dead. :D
Hey look, the after party is still kickin' here on dA, thanks man! :XD:
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Good to have you back man, I really have no idea how old you are in the slightest so I'll just say: somewhere between 10 and 100. Was I close?? haha
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yea, good to be back with my deviant buddies. 10 was the closest to 16, so pretty close. :D
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
haha 16? just as old as I am. :D And is your native language english because you speak it perfectly fluently...
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! My native language is Latvian (sounds similar to German). In the school where I've attended for the last 10 years English lessons starts from second grade, that's as soon as they've learned us the letters, still there's a ton to learn and dA helps significantly.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, nice. Did not know they taught english as such an important language in Europe.. I mean, here in the US since most people already speak English we don't begin to learn another language until the 7th grade (age 12, and it's not even required). And the only secondary language you are taught in at least middle school is Spanish because Mexico is right below the US and about 1/4 of US citizens can already speak Spanish, and many are raised in the US as Spanish being their first language..

Then when you get to high school you can take classes on (at least where I attend) at least French and Russian.. :D

BUT I DIGRESS... just I guess the reason why english is so widely taught now is because basically if you wanna succeed at worldwide business and such you gotta know english as it is today the most important language for modern trade and affairs internationally. :)
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Latvia sucks when it comes to languages (too many), besides English we must choose either Russian or German in 7th grade (I failed at Russian, even 7th-grader knows it better :stare:), in secondary school there's either Spanish or French (I'm not sure anymore, cuz they closed it before I got the chance to attend 10th grade) and in university I believe it was Italian of something (not required).
So we have 3 languages that every new citizen must know.

You know in reality, over here English doesn't mean a sh*t I don't know why... but just a few hundred kilometers away in Estonia they speak English like here we do Russian.
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gifteddeviant Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Random guess: 21?
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Almost, just take off 5 years. :D
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SierraDesign Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Interface Designer
Great to hear! Happy birthday, too! :la:

I'd guess you were 18ish?
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :la:
Close guess, I just turned 16. ;)
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SierraDesign Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Interface Designer
Damnit. I woulda guessed younger, but I didn't want to offend you in case you were older than that. =p
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I see... you're smart. ;)
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night-vegas Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good for you :la:
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:la:
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night-vegas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you got a PC and going to move in to a new house :3
FINALLY I'M GONNA GET A NEW ROOM :la:
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:?
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night-vegas Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
random =w=;
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