….indeed, it was so gusty last night that it kept me awake. The windows and doors were rattling and it sounded like soggy sheep were being randomly tossed against our walls. It was almost totally dark as well, with only the muted light from the hallway leaking into the bedroom. That, together with the noise … Continue reading We’re Having a Little Spot of Weather…
Oh dear. Sometimes, you wonder why people don’t see the obvious… Apparently this is a genuine lightswitch sold to devoted Catholics, and not photoshopped. From Pharyngula:
I got the PC started up this morning – then, when I went looking for a file on the 2nd hard drive, which I keep for backup – couldn’t find it. The drive, that is. It wasn’t showing up in the BIOS setup either, even after I’d checked all the cabling. But I can feel … Continue reading More ‘puter Woes…
…computer woes… I was going to write a post to say how pleased I’d been today by a couple of things. First, I installed Xampplite and, after a couple of hours sorting out various bugs, got it fully installed as a server that I could test out various versions of WordPress on, including configuring
….the laptop. Yes, I’m blogging from my laptop! Not actually from choice, though. My monitor finally died last week; I hooked the desktop PC into B’s gigantic 21″ monster (since he didn’t have any immediate work to do), and everything worked fine for a day… The, I started getting reboots, frazzled screens and an error … Continue reading Hot From….
Courtesy of the Pagan Prattle, a list of Christian fundamentalist idiocy, collected from forums and chatgroups. Here’s a sample: Gravity: Doesn’t exist. If items of mass had any impact of others, then mountains should have people orbiting them. Or the space shuttle in space should have the astronauts orbiting it. Of course, that’s just the … Continue reading Top 100 Fundie Quotes
We’re reorganising things around the house this week. The main change is that B is moving his computer and the big printer into the office upstairs, while I’m moving down to the table in the hall. It makes sense – B needs space for his printing, while I do nearly all of my work on … Continue reading All Change…..
Teh shiny! My council-dump find, all spiffed up with a new OS and updated drivers. Runs fine (if a little slow). Can’t figure out why anyone would have wanted to toss it.
… and got the laptop working. Getting around the password was a doddle once I had the right bit of equipment. The contents were singularly unexciting – it seems to have been used as some sort of work computer, but there weren’t any interesting files on it. It had last been accessed over 18 months … Continue reading All wired up….
…we went yesterday, to virtuously dispose of our accumulated plastic, cardboard and bottles. While we were slinging bottles into the banks, I noticed a laptop bag sitting on top of the adjacent (overflowing) electronics bin. I took a peek inside – yes, there was a laptop! I grabbed it and slung it into the car … Continue reading Down the Dump….