Saturday, June 09, 2007

Ok, Ok, I give, I surrender

Rather than string out the fix more stuff that wasn't broken in the hope of finally identifying the broken part (which hasn't been done yet) I broke down and have ordered a whole new box. It should be here soon. Shoulda done that first rather than limp along for two weeks spending money in drips and drabs thinking I'm gonna save some chump change here and there. . .

Jeez Louise I can be a stubborn and stupid git.


Blogger Marc said...

Don't feel so bad....95% of computer problems that I encountered when I worked as a tech were software based. The other 5% were hardware-based, and about 25% of that was the scratch-yer-head and throw up your hands repair (for example:" I don't know why moving the sound card cured the modem problems...."). Been a few years since I've fiddled with repair work, but sometimes it is best to start fresh.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

you will be happy with the new machine. get as much ram as possible. PC or Mac?

yo soy Horsedooty!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Good luck, and hope you get a Mac because they are comparatively problem free. I only have problems with the pc, never mac.

2:43 PM  
Blogger BadTux said...

If your computer was more than a few years old, it was time for a new one anyhow thanks to ye olde planned obsolescence (sigh). I would "ditto" the part about a Mac being far less trouble. Unfortunately they're also sort of expensive. But there's a reason why my next laptop computer is going to be a Macbook rather than another HP like this four year old one that I'm typing this on...

Oh, one more thing to think about: given the lack of reliability of these beasties, it's always nice to have a spare handy. This old HP laptop isn't all that fast compared to the new-fangled ones (which are twice as fast and have twice the memory and storage), but it's handy to have when my main computer is sitting in pieces all over my kitchen counters (right now it's chuckling away copying all my data back in from USB drives, and so bogged down as to be pretty nigh useless, so even when it's back together a spare can be handy). You can pick up cheap laptop computers for almost nothing nowdays. I think my mom paid $600 for hers, a perfectly servicable little HP, which she uses when her main computer is AWOL waiting for my brother to come over and repair it.

- BT

12:25 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

glad to hear you'll be back writing soon.

6:42 AM  

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