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I miss my computer :(

Being stuck on a laptop is a right pain.

Computer still hasn’t arrived, graphics card is still out of stock. I sent them a shirty email and will see how it all is on Monday, if it’s still not in stock I might phone and complain.

Walked the dogs… Eight miles in two days, probably double that for Emmy because she does so much running in circles. Picked two sandwich bags of blackberries and one of elderberries, so I might be able to make something of those later. Either jam or a crumble.

Not having a computer is so boring.

Watched Shutter Island on BoxOffice the other day, good film, bit of a mindfuck but still well worth watching. Twice. Watched half of Pulp Fiction with Chinese subs, good film, couldn’t get the second half to stream properly but I’ve seen it before. Gonna watch Avatar later, or maybe Up, Watchmen is lying around somewhere too.

I’ve read so many books in the last week, at least 10. I should update my libarything profile with them now that I think about it. The only thing is, most of them are the first in sets, and most of them are aimed at children aged around ten, so I can’t convince myself that buying the next in the sets is a good idea. Faerie Wars was ok, I liked the idea that demons and aliens were the same thing. Midnight for Charlie Bone was was obviously working off Harry Potter vibe and I’d buy the next book if there weren’t eight of them. I read The Windsinger this morning and am now halfway through The Slaves of the Mastery, which is alright I suppose, but the first book only lasted me a couple of hours. Then once I’ve read all those 3 I’ve got THE DIVIDE, whatever that is, and then the next Dwarves book which I never finished, and then the rest of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I also read some books about a family of rag dolls who are living people and I found a copy of Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh in a box set of “classic kids books”, so maybe I’ll go through that again. There’s a few Diana Wynne Jones lying around but I really can’t be bothered with them.

Hmm, I have the book after The Dragonbone Chair somewhere, should find that.

By the time I’m done with that lot, the three books I ordered off Amazon should have arrived! (Neil Gaimen – Stardust, Paul Gallico – Some book about cats and Robert Stroud – Digest on the Diseases of Birds) The bird one is coming all the way from the US though so that might take longer. Tempted to pick up The Painted Tent and a book about mushrooms. Maybe one about bees and one about gardening too. And maybe the rest of the Artemis Fowl series, in hardcover so they look nice on the shelves. (I have.. Four, but I’ve lost the first in the set so I can’t read them!)

Sigh. This is driving me nuts. Send help. :(

Getting there

Doesn’t look like I can get a replacement motherboard all that easily and there’s gotta be a reason it failed in the first place.

So for now, this is the plan.

Probably with a slightly more meaty power supply and Windows 7 from Software4Students (hopefully). It’s still about ohh… £500 more than we can afford, but whatever. Hopefully it’ll last me another five years+

Might reuse the case from my old computer. It’s an Antec Sonata II with the duct removed and the LEDS that can light up the entire room switched off. There’s another Antec case, possibly a Sonata I, lying around somewhere too. Might be under my bed.

Anyone else got any suggestions?


My computer is dead.

Fans all spin up but it doesn’t beep and nothing ever appears on the screen.

It’s not the HDs, it’s not the ram, it didn’t make a difference when I changed the CPU back to the single-core and I can’t check with a different graphics card because I do not own one.


I guess that means I’ve gotta replace the motherboard, I want a new computer already…