Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Dead computer. No way to watch what I want to watch, listen to what I want to listen to, or do what I want to do. But we have a spare computer in the kitchen. What next? (Please read on, this is serious stuff!:)) (more…)

So, my primary computer (named Storm) died Monday morning at around 5:30AM, while Carolyn & I were asleep downstairs on the couches. This is the most significant non-data-destroying hardware failure of my life, in terms of personal impact.

This machine is how we listen to music (used 24 hours, since Carolyn currently isn’t working), how we watch all our video entertainment (we have dvds and vhs to fall back on, but haven’t used them in several years), and in general the most important piece of hardware in the house.

In hindsight, I never should have upgraded the CPU. Greg Z, you followed in my footsteps: Beware.

My case generally ran at a temperature of 160 degrees, but this was within the defined fault tolerances for my CPU. Anyway, here’s some of the crap I’ve had to deal with since it broke… Geek warning… (more…)

Also: Janeane Garofalo joins 24 cast. Read on for my thoughts.

So, I’ve been an ordained minister of the Church Of The Subgenius for quite some time. Check out their Wikipedia page. Anyway, some people who go to parties at our place have probably seen the SubGenius Arise video on some of my screens. I just wanted to share the 5-minute intro to that video with the world (I own it on VHS and DVD). So, here it is: