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DIY suspended 5.25″ hard drive rack

August 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Personal

I was flying around in Flight Simulator X this morning when my screen turned into vertical bars as my graphics card completely seized up due to heat. It’s a problem I’ve encountered before on hot summer days after a few hours of playing games, but never in such a short time – less than 2 […]

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Desktop goes KABLOOIE!!

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Personal

If the title of this post looks familiar, that’s because back at the start of the month I posted about my old laptop going belly-up. Well now it seems to have happened to my desktop. No idea what could have caused it, other than perhaps a surge or something related to the outage we had […]

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Laptop goes KABLOOIE!!

March 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Personal

So, the Windows 7 Release Candidate that I’ve had installed on my old laptop for the past few months to try out W7 to see if I liked it (I did – have it on my desktop now) expired at the start of this week, which means that the computer will shut down every 2 […]

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Xmas haul 2009

December 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Personal

The Morning Loot Christmas morning is presents with my immediate family: my parents and two younger sisters. Here’s the rundown: Soft mints. Yum Crayola coin bank. We’ve had a pink one since we were kids that I took over for use as my own personal bank back when I had my first girlfriend – she […]

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Waiting on hexacore

December 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Personal

So I was considering upgrading my PC from a Core 2 Duo to a Core 2 Quad (among other things) this holiday season to blow some of my leftover cash from the year. I knew the more recent i7/i5 CPUs would not work on my socket LGA775 motherboard and I didn’t want to buy a […]

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The TV is complete!!

November 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Personal

Forgive me, but I’m still totally geeking out over my new HDTV, especially since it’s now finally completely setup the way I always imagined it. Details follow! The only real problem that arose was the fact that the TV only has optical out for audio, which isn’t something I considered when purchasing the set. I […]

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The contingency plans

February 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments · Personal

So I’ve weathered through a couple of hard drive failures so far. My laptop hard drive failed and more recently my desktop hard drive bit the dust. In both instances I was able to recover pretty much all of my data and continue on without much hassle. However I know this isn’t the happy ending […]

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Another HDD bites the dust

January 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Personal

Well,  it seems my WD Raptor 150GB drive has up and died on me. I took a 2 hour nap today and when I woke up I found my computer had restarted itself for some reason and the boot screen greeted me with the message “Primary H.D.D. Not Found!”. Well crap. I had to run […]

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Upgrades and Additions Galore

January 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Personal

I made an oder off NewEgg a few days ago as part of my Xmas expenditure to myself. At the end of every year if I have enough money left over I spend as much of it as possible. Yes, I am not the saving type. I like to start each year in defecit and […]

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An interesting error

October 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Blade Edge, Personal

This just needed to be shared, although I think I’ve seen this before somewhere else on the internets. This popped up when I told FireFox to open up the folder a downloaded file was in – Windows Explorer pops up and then the error box. Everything seems to be working fine still On a general […]

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