| killingtime wrote:|
Okay...bbl...back to work!
"Hi" to Lynnie, DM, Neo, Josephus, Josephus' "new" alias, Alien, tall, jqubed, ilovereality and whomever else should wander in.
funny, but NOT guilty. I drove to work this morning, and turned on my computer, and got this sort of burning smell, and unplugged it. I then investigated for 90 minutes, plugging in and unplugging various parts. Some times I get a screen that instructs me to hit the delete key to enter the setup, but mostly I get loooooong beeps, and a constant indicator for the hard drive without the hard drive making any sound, so it isn't on.
I think my motherboard is hosed, I hope the hard drive is still OK.
I came home, hard drive in hand, and will attempt to install it here to see if it is still funcitonal. If it is, then I wll do some scrambling to build a new computer at work on the cheap, since my budget specifically prohibits me from buying computer stuff or software.
I do wonder who that is moanin' on the contest page, as they seem to be channeling my complaints with those 2 winners and a lot of people's unhappiness with the judging in general. There also seems to be a bias in the judging for giving the wins now to new people who have not entered before. I'm afraid to post anything now, as I complain too much, even if it is a bit more subtle. or maybe not subtle, but less direct.
i.e., 2 weeks ago:
>" Congratulations to you guys/ gals (or both?) who were able to translate
>"Nobody likes a know-it-all. Everyone hates a hotshot. Tell those go-getters to go
>get lost this week, in the only language they understand: superficial, trite
>bromides disguised as worldly wisdom. Only this time, we'll reprazent the values of
>those of us who claim Lazy-American heritage. Arise, ye shiftless and slovenly! It's
>time to claim our place at the table - and spill Mountain Dew all over it!"
>into your winning entries.
>I can bask in the knowledge that I stay in the demographic, the losers, the >slackers, the shiftless and slovenly!"
Oh well, we'll see what happens.