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post Jun 20 2007, 10:52 PM
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Did you notice I've barely been here for the last week?

There's a simple reason for this strange turn of events, which readers of Trouble Down Pit will already know. My PC went belly-up on me last week and I've been tearing my hair out, ripping my hands to shreds on stubborn cables, and doing other such fun things in all my spare time since then to get it working again.



That's how the machine looked earlier today when I finally got it reliably working again, and it's now snuggled happily back in its box.

Well... I say happily, but Windows takes several minutes to boot, which is very weird for a fresh install on a new hard-drive. Meh. It seems to be working once it gets there.

So, in essence: I hate computer maintenance.


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post Jun 20 2007, 11:58 PM
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*puts on best So-not-a-fan-gurl act*

of course I missed you, O Dr. Mata. As for Winwoes stuff- heh, you know my view tongue.gif

Glad to here it workin(ish) again wink.gif


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post Jun 21 2007, 09:43 AM
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But Mata, you're always here. In my heart at least.

*sidles away to vomit*

That's a fine mess you got yourself into there. Nice tweezers.


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post Jun 21 2007, 12:51 PM
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QUOTE (Industrial Kybosh @ Jun 21 2007, 10:43 AM) *
That's a fine mess you got yourself into there. Nice tweezers.

Don't try to change hard-drive jacks without 'em!


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post Jun 21 2007, 02:03 PM
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I'm sure I never will...

*technophear*


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post Jun 21 2007, 04:32 PM
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post Jun 21 2007, 05:22 PM
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Go team Mata!

There's just no winning with computers is there!

Small case: Pretty and compact. Maintenance is painful and usually involves bloodloss.
Large case: Huge and imposing - who has the space these days? But fixing it is a doddle when you can fit your whole head inside and look around.


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post Jun 21 2007, 06:25 PM
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I blame Mr Fuzzy for the blood loss. When I bought this machine he was in charge of picking everything, including the box. It's really nice on my desk, but it loves to overheat and getting to anything inside it involves aforementioned blood sacrifices.


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post Jun 21 2007, 06:49 PM
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But ofcourse you were missed!! My matazonian world could not spin without you!
Btw, kudos on repairing the computer! I could never imagine taking my computer apart and fixing it - I have enough issues finding the on switch laugh.gif


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post Jun 21 2007, 09:35 PM
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At some point in the last few years I seem to have developed an immunity to fear of my computer. Five years ago I wouldn't have had a clue, but now it doesn't seem so scary. I still don't have much of a clue what I'm doing, but I can think in the sort of ways that seem to work.

For example, despite all the plugs on a cable looking the same, apparently they only work when plugged into the devices in a certain order. Somehow the cable knows what order this is. Why does that work? I have no idea, but I've learnt enough to not need to understand, only to accept and work with it.


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post Jun 21 2007, 11:10 PM
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Who are you again?!? tongue.gif

Of course we missed ya'! It's not Matazone without the Mata biggrin.gif

If you'd had a Mac this would never have happened tongue.gif

*wanders off muttering about how Macs are INFINITELY better than PCs*


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post Jun 22 2007, 08:57 AM
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QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Jun 22 2007, 12:10 AM) *
*wanders off muttering about how Macs are INFINITELY better than PCs*


I wouldn't say that, my PC doesn't randomly turn itself on or off, replacing a hard drive in a PC is a doddle and there are no flimsey or poorly designed plug things on PC motherboards which can break the bastard thing in one fell swoop. Bitter dear? Who dear? Me dear? No dear.

I share you pain though, I managed to shread my finger in the northbridge heatsink when I was closing the lever on the CPU socket, why does it need to be so sharp? WHY?!

The title of this thread made me giggle, reminded me of the old days. In fact there was some sort of mortal fear as I clicked the link, not knowing who had started it... damn attention whores of yore!


...obviously you're not one....you never made a poll asking whether people liked you or not... ph34r.gif


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post Jun 22 2007, 10:53 AM
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QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jun 22 2007, 09:57 AM) *
QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Jun 22 2007, 12:10 AM) *

*wanders off muttering about how Macs are INFINITELY better than PCs*


I wouldn't say that, my PC doesn't randomly turn itself on or off, replacing a hard drive in a PC is a doddle and there are no flimsey or poorly designed plug things on PC motherboards which can break the bastard thing in one fell swoop. Bitter dear? Who dear? Me dear? No dear.

The title of this thread made me giggle, reminded me of the old days. In fact there was some sort of mortal fear as I clicked the link, not knowing who had started it... damn attention whores of yore!


Don't know WHAT you're talking about tongue.gif NO Macs I've ever had have caused me the sort of problems that PCs cause....blue screen anyone?!? dry.gif

QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Jun 22 2007, 09:57 AM) *
...obviously you're not one....you never made a poll asking whether people liked you or not... ph34r.gif


Yeah I remember those polls "does anyone like me, my life needs to be verified" kind of stuff rolleyes.gif


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post Jun 22 2007, 11:04 AM
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Oo, I really should make one of those for old times' sake! biggrin.gif


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post Jun 22 2007, 12:21 PM
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And I haven't made a body part poll in a while. Nothing beats the inner workings of the ear, though...

My Mac tanked on me, and getting it repaired turned out to be variously either impossible or prohibitively expensive. If I'd had a PC, I could've rung any of approximately ten people who lived near me, who'd then have been able to fix my woes for a pint and the promise of a kiss (or the monetary equivalent thereof).

I don't like Macs anymore, and oddly enough, that dislike has now made me intolerant of Mitchell & Webb.

PCs ain't perfect, but they never pretend to be.


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post Jun 22 2007, 12:40 PM
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a mac vs pc debate here aswell *cry*...

I like macs.. and in work, uni, restaurants.. everywhere does it come up... I feel like life is turning into a broken record....

But I'll say this.. I like macs because the interface and osx seem more ergonomically designed for me. End....

Also.. yay mata's back


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post Jun 22 2007, 01:32 PM
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and it's now snuggled happily back in its box.


Computer cases are over-rated. Why not let everything lie on the floor?

Anyway. Welcome back.


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post Jun 23 2007, 01:44 AM
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QUOTE (michael1384 @ Jun 22 2007, 02:32 PM) *
Computer cases are over-rated. Why not let everything lie on the floor?


Curiosity may have killed the cat, but not before it made it go and rub its head against everything in the house.

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