Neil (nt) wrote,

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I got several packages at the post office today. Books, CDs, and extra memory for my PC.

The memory, which I bought on eBay, was in a box about the size of a toaster. Within the box was a padded mailer that I had to cut open with scissors. Within that was another padded mailer, then the SDRAM module in an anti-static bag. I took the cover off my PC, pulled out a few cables to get at the motherboard, and seated the SDRAM. I plugged the cables back in, turned the PC on and got the message Primary master hard disk fail. After regaining my composure, I checked the cables and found I had somehow knocked the hard drive cable loose. I fixed that, and rebooted successfully. So now I have 192 Mb, upgraded from 64 Mb. Next up: a bigger, faster hard drive.

The room is covered in packing materials, tools and computer parts. I had better grab the vacuum cleaner and tidy up.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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