Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's alive!

The 'puter shop said the mobo had a sketchy capacitor.  No wonder I had such little luck tracking down the problem.  New mobo, new SATA hard drive, fresh install of windoze and things seem to be going pretty well.  Unfortunately I lost my (not quite fully completely thoroughly totally legal) copy of CorelDRAW/PhotoPAINT so that's a bummer.  Downloaded Inkscape and Gimp to make do.  They look pretty cool but I have to learn all the quirks of those programs.

Grand total, about $200.  Unfortunately, that's about $200 more than I could really afford right now.  Until payday that pretty much means I have to live off water and the little spice packets that come in ramen noodles since I'm out of ramen but for some reason have a bunch of the little spice packs in the back of the junk drawer.

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a "cheap" solution to a potentially horrible situation. Not congratulations on having to eat Ramen spice. kak Only thing worse is having to eat those noodles, too.

    I am in the same boat as you right now, just in a different body of water, namely the Gulf of Mexico...

    I just saw on PBS where in Thailand, they make tea out of silkworm poop; at least you're not that desperate, yet.

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  2. Silkworm poop made into tea? Tea is kakworthy enough when it is made from leaves. The idea of wormpoop tea is such an appetite buster that not even ramen spice sounds good right now.

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  3. Wow, I did mention "faulty power supply". I was at least close.

    Don't forget to switch to Avast, though.

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  4. Look on the brite side, if you need to loose weight, it's your week!

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