I run my main computer slightly on the edge. I don’t overclock it, but I do have some of the latest hardware inside, and the latest drivers. I build (assemble the bits, install and configure the OS) it myself not because I consider myself particularly brilliant, but because it sort of makes me feel good.
I am pretty technically proficient. However, I build one (1) completely unique computer per year more or less: you don’t learn all the ins and outs of a build when you only create one of them. And as a result of the “one of a kind” nature of my configuration, I am periodically caught by a problem. That’s what this post is about.
Nimbus has been with us for over a month now, and has been doing a great job doing what kittens do. It seemed like a good time about four or five days ago to take a batch of photos of him, and I’ve just finished putting them into the gallery.
It’s December 25th…I’m still wearing my PJs and robe and it’s fast approaching noon- it must be a good day 🙂
Christmas has been good to Irene and I this year. We have each other, and our cats are all healthy and happy at the moment. We are going over to my Sister and Brother-in-law’s place in a couple of hours, where we’ll have a happy day of time with the family. Surrounded by loved ones, enjoying food and company- that’s what Christmas is about for me.
I’m struggling at the moment to avoid catching a cold. I’m taking an extended break from work for the Christmas season this year, and what happens as my first day begins? I start to feel a sore throat. My head starts to feel “thick”, like I’m seeing/thinking/hearing through a layer of cotton.
I’m not exactly known for my patience. You could probably find my picture next to the Wikipedia entry for “instant gratification”. If I decide I want a gadget, I’ll usually mull it over for some months, but when I make the final decision…there is no hesitation. Don’t stand in my way in Best Buy…several Sales Associates have tried that, and they are still recovering.