Thursday, September 29, 2011

no focus? No problem!

So here's something you don't think of with computer cases and kitties:
Power/reset buttons on the top are pushable by the dumb beasts.

And now my google chrome preferences file is corrupter.
Gah.

Bright side: the BIOS takes longer to boot than the machine.

Now I just have to figure out Wake-On-LAN and my wife will be happy.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

.... Hello World

... Hello Michael.
Would you like to play a game?




I'm bathing in the glow of three monitors.
The bg spreads across three, in a way I've only dreamed of since I purchased a lifetime membership to Digital Blasphemy.

So: computer died.
Purchased all parts myself to build myself because:
Last Time someone built it, they built it wrong and it was never Quite Right; this was further reinforced by the fly-by-night fold of the company 2 years into my 3 year warranty.

So, fuck it, I can build my own. Or more accurately, Jeff Atwood can.
Stole his build. It's scary.

Solid state drives are incredibly fast and quiet. But so, so fast.
Bought a camera that will turn into a baby monitor and eventually a babysitter monitor. Tee to the hee hee.
Big brother ain't watching ya, Big Daddy is.

More importantly, any offspring of mine should be able to sneak past moderate security. . .I expect them to keep me sharp through terrible hindsight.

Hilarious tidbits for now that belong on tech.gointharn.com:
Current Firefox download on mozilla is corrupt.
Whee.
In chrome. Like it, but need to find and install ScriptBlock.
Facebook is not allowed to execute code on my browser. Period.
They own my pictures? Fine. They're dead to me.

I'm back, for a short period of time before it gets weird.
The suspense is killing me.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

down and out

comp crashed fairly hard last week. I'm rebuilding it from a Coding Horror article - a quiet, efficient pc is really needed. The power hogging gaming rig I've got right now is absurd. . . loud, hot, and probably heat dead.

Everything's here but the heat sink. I don't know how I did it, but I ordered it standard ground, while everything else was 2 day,

I just remembered I had a netbook upstairs, and that's what I'm writing this on. Keyboard's terrible , , , my old hands can't handle it for very long.
I also turned it into linux because it's faster and more sensible for a development/diagnostic machine.

This should be on tech.
TOO BAD!

I'll be back when the comp's up and running, probably next week.
I'll have stories, and not all about python or computer building!
Or baby stuff - but maybe one dumb navel gazing thing that ends up sitting in drafts and never gets published

Finally: The playstation 3 is a piece of shit media center that I must figure out a way to replace. More on this at a later time, but let's just say the upgrade process (and captive terms of service) are onerous and obnoxious.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Debates -wtf

During the debate, there was applause at the execution count.
Why?

234 executions.
He's a fucking slacker. There are SHITLOADS of people in Texas that deserve to die, and he hasn't even taken out 10% of a Dallas high school.

Too many regulations, America.

Though to be honest, Perry might not be a very good judge of who deserves to die in Texas.
After all, he's killed an innocent man.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

happy happy

It is my wife's birthday and anniversary (third) today.

There's nothing much more to say - I love her and it's been a fun ride so far, but we're about to enter some chop.