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Oct. 7th, 2007 04:33 pm
emony: (Every Step (Amy))
Omg most scary moment evah! :( I was just trying to fit my old hard drive into my new computer, as a secondary drive. When I pressed the "on" button, nothing happened. Bit weird, but I thought I'd just wired it up wrong, as it's different to my old compute. But no - when I opened it up again, I realised that I'd knocked one of the tiny little power connectors things on the motherboard. For a few terrifying seconds I thought I'd broken one of the tiny metal pins. It'd actually just come off, and two of them were a little bent. I think I've fixed it now, but it did just freeze up, which it's not done before. I'm trying to stay calm though, as they all crash from time to time. As long as it doesn't do it as frequently as the old one, we're okay. For now, though, I think I'll stay out of the CPU.

Jesus. I need stiff drink. My hands are shaking. Ahrg!

Also ex-work colleague Beth is supposed to be visiting us today. Flatmate Natalie was due back an hour and a half ago, and Beth was due half an hour ago. Perhaps she cancelled? I don't know. I'm quite glad they didn't arrive mid-disaster though. Although, of course, if they'd been on time I probably wouldn't have done it at all. AHRG!
emony: (Doorway Wilson (W))
Can anyone recommend a good email program?
emony: (Dumb as a box of hair (b))
Well, bloody hell. That was a bit of a performance! Everything was going swimmingly until Windows Update decided it needed to do a restart. I had almost everything downloaded and installed so thought, "ah, what's the harm?" SCHOOLGIRL ERROR!! It then took me about 5 hours to get the Internet working again. AHRG!

Good news, it seems to be okay now. Bad news, it no longers likes working on a WPA encrypted wireless network. But there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about that. I'm just pleased at this point that it's working at all.

And now, to bed. My mother will be here in .. *checks time* .. 8.5 hours, and I need to look like I haven't been up all night installing Open Office and downloading CSI (torrenting at 240k/s - I wish I could do all my torrenting in the middle of the night!!)

Night all! :)

LJ v eBay

Oct. 5th, 2007 08:56 pm
emony: (House (H))
Does anyone need an AGP graphics card? My new computer is, of course, PCI or PCIE only. Doh!

Tomorrow - PC World to pick up, yes, you guessed it, another new graphics card.
emony: (BoyfriendsOMG! (Mc/H))
New computer has arrived - yay! :)

Woe!

Sep. 28th, 2007 04:55 pm
emony: (Playboy)
A big old box was delivered here earlier. A big old CPU-sized box. I got really excited, but .. it contains only paper hand towels for the toilets :(

Why has my new computer not arrived yet! I was all set to spend the weekend tinkering! But no! No :(

I realise it's only been two days since I ordered it, but still. Want want WANT!
emony: (In Space (J/R))
Tonight I managed to achieve something I've been wanting to do for ages - I set up the old hard drive from the computer I had at Uni on my current (soon to be replaced!) computer. My old Uni computer died suddenly in 2003, and I lost a lot of stuff. Which I now have back! Woo! Mostly it's classic old fandom music videos - Buffy vids, SG1 vids (s6 and before! Atlantis didn't event exist! Can you imagine?) It's way awesome. I sat for about an hour tonight going, "omg! omg! That's so old school! This is so cool! omg!" :)

Mostly I'm just quite proud of myself for managing to do something a bit technical :)

Ahrg!

Jul. 16th, 2007 08:45 pm
emony: (Gun (RayK))
Omg! My computer has restarted itself four times in the last hour. AHRG! My rage is complete! I am ready to rise up and slay my master!

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