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My desktop computer has been burping and farting for weeks. My laptop OS died a month ago and the rescue disks are packed away in some box somewhere. I’m hanging on by an electron here. My best guess is, this machine’s got a RAM problem, so I ordered some new memory (y’all use Crucial.Com? They’re great…they scan your system and tell you what kind of memory you need and how much your motherboard can take and everything). It’s just arrived and I’m going to install it now.

In other words, you might not hear from me again.

If my machine survives this operation — what the hell? — I might just
upgrade to the latest WordPress and try breaking the blog. Because
what I haven’t got enough of at the moment is stress.


Comment from Lemur King
Time: October 14, 2008, 5:07 pm

(Sounds of Bobby McFerrin’s ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ slowly grows more audible in the background…)


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 14, 2008, 5:30 pm

w00t! I did it! I am so smart! SMRT!

I had a tight sphincter moment when I first tried to boot — I forgot you had to push the chips down until the clips snap into place. After that, ne pas de problem. And BOY does this machine feel better.

I typically have Opera open with at least 15 active tabs, *plus* IE (because stupid WordPress won’t let me admin with Opera any more), two mail clients (one that checks mail while it’s still on the server, one when I want to download and respond), Skype, Notepad, Photoshop(!)…plus whatever other applications I need as I go. Who knows how I’ve been limping along on 1 gig all this time (particularly as it looks like it was a gig of faulty memory).

I just got two brand-new memory chips for $59. Worth it, oh yes.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 14, 2008, 7:02 pm

I was rootin’ for ya, Weaz!

So you shoved – what? – 2 gig of memory in? Doubled it? That’ll do some good, usually.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 14, 2008, 7:35 pm

Yup. Sorry. Thought I’d said, but I see that I didn’t. I doubled my memory to the 2G max. And it’s slick as snot.

Comment from TattooedIntellectual
Time: October 14, 2008, 8:12 pm

I lurve the multi-tab multi-tasking. The more windows open the better.

Comment from Jill
Time: October 14, 2008, 8:35 pm

As my dear old dad used to say, ‘slicker’n owl shit on linoleum.’

Pretty slick, Wease! TWO gold starz!

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: October 14, 2008, 9:03 pm

Crucial.com said my computer was too old! (sniff) But the tech was nice about it.

Oh, and if anyone wants to see the actual Bottle O’ Pure Evil (actually only 25% DDT) click me name to see my blog. I did a post just for you guys!

Comment from Anonymous
Time: October 14, 2008, 9:59 pm

Slicker’n snot on a doorknob!

And OT (but my all time favorite, so sue me):
Well, I’ll be dipped in shit and rolled in cornflakes!

Comment from Stacy
Time: October 14, 2008, 10:55 pm

Be careful with the WP upgrades…if you’re on a 2.2 install, don’t jump straight to 2.6 or Bad Things Will Happen.

Comment from Jill
Time: October 15, 2008, 12:08 am

Anonymous, I’m *SO* stealing the cornflakes ‘n shit line.


Comment from LemurKing
Time: October 15, 2008, 1:30 am

Jill, my mom used to say “tougher than hammered owl shit”… whatever that meant… 🙂

Which puts me in mind of an Oregon saying: “Raining like a big man’s ass.”

PLEASE don’t ask me to explain that. I’m just sayin’.

Comment from Nortius Maximus
Time: October 15, 2008, 2:48 am


Here’s aomething for you to meditate on and perhaps de-stress.

Cleansing breaths. Navigate to the lolcats page associated with this tinyurl. http://tinyurl.com/5yglag

Repeat as needed ad lib.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: October 15, 2008, 3:51 am

Didn’t Apotheosis post that weasel/heart thing yesterday?

I’d always heard it “Dipped in shit and rolled in flour”. Probably a regional thing. Depends on what you’re used to breading things with, I guess. Cornmeal would work, too.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 15, 2008, 6:50 am

You can’t ever have too many weaselhearts, McGoo.

You know, the company canteen has a bad habit of rolling stuff in cornflakes and tacking “Alabama” onto the name. Like “chicken Alabama.”

Definitely unclear on the concept of “Southern fried.”

Comment from Buffoon
Time: October 15, 2008, 7:47 pm

Just an FYI, there was a Zombie Reagan sighting with Cobra Commanders platform for 08


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