Level 99

May 05


It’s Wiiner Time
There. We got it out of our systems. On to other things….
The chat section of the site is up and running, in case you missed Race’s post. God, I can’t wait until I’m doing this in my own room on my own computer. Sigh.
So the special time that occurs from the end of April through the beginning of May is upon us. I call it “January 2.” Yay, e3. Well, it’s true. Business is slow and news is slothful. That means slow.
I suppose that means this is a good time for my computer to go ape shit on me. It started with a new hard drive and each piece thereafter needed to be replaced in subsequent order. New harddrive with SATA meant a new motherboard. New motherboard came with a new processor and also meant I needed new memory. I replaced my dvd-rom with a burner a couple of months ago. As I’m putting all of this together, it was apparent that no matter how hard I pushed, my AGP video cards would not fit in a PCIE slot. So that meant a new video card. I got the video card right quick and tried everything together. Oh, but Windows install gave me a blue screen… with two difference copies (for those of you keeping track, that means this comp has received the honor of a blue screen in normal operation, no operation, in safe mode, and now before the install even starts). A good friend of mine and ex-boss got his hands on it and managed to get Windows installed and running. He even installed all of the drivers I needed, but he suggested I replace the power supply (and the case, while I was at it). For those of you still keeping track, those are the only two parts of the computer that haven’t been replaced now.
I get it home. I power it up. Windows loads. I see a green field and a blue sky. The intro music begins playing. The intro music cuts off. The screen goes black. The power cuts off. The computer refuses to power on again. Looks like I’m replacing the power supply sooner than I expected. Meh. At least then I’ll have a completely brand new computer. And maybe then January 2 will be over. Hopefully.
Anyway….
-Arlo

It’s Wiiner Time

There. We got it out of our systems. On to other things….

The chat section of the site is up and running, in case you missed Race’s post. God, I can’t wait until I’m doing this in my own room on my own computer. Sigh.

So the special time that occurs from the end of April through the beginning of May is upon us. I call it “January 2.” Yay, e3. Well, it’s true. Business is slow and news is slothful. That means slow.

I suppose that means this is a good time for my computer to go ape shit on me. It started with a new hard drive and each piece thereafter needed to be replaced in subsequent order. New harddrive with SATA meant a new motherboard. New motherboard came with a new processor and also meant I needed new memory. I replaced my dvd-rom with a burner a couple of months ago. As I’m putting all of this together, it was apparent that no matter how hard I pushed, my AGP video cards would not fit in a PCIE slot. So that meant a new video card. I got the video card right quick and tried everything together. Oh, but Windows install gave me a blue screen… with two difference copies (for those of you keeping track, that means this comp has received the honor of a blue screen in normal operation, no operation, in safe mode, and now before the install even starts). A good friend of mine and ex-boss got his hands on it and managed to get Windows installed and running. He even installed all of the drivers I needed, but he suggested I replace the power supply (and the case, while I was at it). For those of you still keeping track, those are the only two parts of the computer that haven’t been replaced now.

I get it home. I power it up. Windows loads. I see a green field and a blue sky. The intro music begins playing. The intro music cuts off. The screen goes black. The power cuts off. The computer refuses to power on again. Looks like I’m replacing the power supply sooner than I expected. Meh. At least then I’ll have a completely brand new computer. And maybe then January 2 will be over. Hopefully.

Anyway….

-Arlo