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Started reading The Stormlight Archive

After reading most of the Sanderson books, I had this saga in the pending list. I hate reading in english and it is far from finished, which means there will be long wait periods between the publishing date of the books and its availability in spanish.

Not gonna make a full review here, there are many out there and Sanderson doesn't needs it. If he would publish a book and tell no one, probably he would sell millions anyway. I just have to say that I sense something different here, it is more like reading Malazan Book of the Fallen stories: in the beginning you have no idea about what's going on.

What the book doesn't lacks is the exuberant Sanderson's fantasy. The world is unique and very different, with all sorts of creatures and even some human tribes or races have bizarre features. Yet, it is not totally alien to the reader and you can easily assimilate the weird stuff. Definitely, China MiƩville could learn a thing or two from these books. And so do I.

New cardL Radeon RX 560

This week at last I received the new video card: an XFX Radeon RX 560. I actually wanted an MSI, the OC model, but my friend decided to buy elsewhere. I have to say that the card really scared me, it's auto load sensing system halts the fan when the load/temperature is low. Son, when I installed the official driver, the fan stopped. Had to ask a lot and try in other PC to notice that it was the intended behavior.

The perfomance is not exceptional, of course, I was aware of that before testing it. The 560 is not a high end card, and it's 4Gb memory is a bit more than it really needs. All I can do now I couldn't with my old R7 250 is that I can play at full HD resolution with quality settings at medium or high, depending on the game, and reach 40 FPS.

The good news is that also I will upgrade CPU, motherboard and RAM, but still, will keep some money for a future card. My plans are to replace the 560 in a year or so with something much better.

Also,  a friend of mine fixed a…