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Panic!

Posted by briandh on November 26, 2006

You are lucky I am able to post this – everything went pear-shaped yesterday afternoon.

I had almost completed transferring everything from my old machine to my new machine, installed most of the software [read: games] I was likely to “need”. Tidied up the start menu, moved the swap file over to the second drive and defragged the hard drive.

Everything was working perfectly – I had even resolved most of the remaining issues.

  • the ViewSonic monitor not detecting the signal was simply a matter of selecting the preferred source from its on-screen menus.
  • it had a nasty habit of restarting itself after a shutdown – tracked that down to a combination of the OneClick main protector and a BIOS setting for restarting after a power failure. Just set the BIOS to go to the last mode it was in rather than ON.
  • I’m getting used to the new keyboard and mouse – a new mouse pad helped the mouse which was sticking on my desk.

I was getting ridiculous frame rates from my favourite games and I was happy.

Then all hell broke loose. Read the rest of this entry »

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I am knackered

Posted by briandh on August 26, 2006

Hell Hole

I’m just in from the garden, if you can call it that.

I like gardening, I just don’t get the time – which means that every time I do get out there it is like one of those jungle trek adventure films. I keep expecting to find dinosaurs in some forgotten corner.

This mornings pleasure was a little corner at the side of my front garden. In this place the builders / utility companies placed a couple of man hole covers. As householder I must keep these clear and accessible.

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