My Hateful Computer

My home PC regularly blue screens.  I’m learning to live with it, but it’s not something I’m used to.  I have had stable computers for years running overclocked, discarded, broken, and modified hardware, with patched, modified, and out-dated software.

But my current PC hates me and hates windows.  I’m running a Core2 E6300 at stock 1.86, 2 sticks of 2GB Mushkin 6400 in dual channel, Two 36GB WD Raptors in RAID, and a gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R motherboard with the latest bios.  And the problem is with one of those things.

I borrowed an EVGA 8800GTS video card when I built it.  It never ran very stable, and the video drivers would reset under Windows 7.  I had five hard drives in my case and a 480W Antec TruePower power supply, so I figured it was a power issue.  Took out three of my hard drives, put them in my NAS box, and ran it for a while.  More problems, more issues, so I installed Ubuntu.

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PHP

I haven’t had a chance to upload the status pics for my amp yet, but I have been playing with PHP in the meantime, using GD to draw things.  So here – look at some hexagons.

It works right in IE but fails in Chrome.  Need to install more browsers at home to test it…

Also dosn’t work in Firefox…

Got it worked out. Forgot to define the units when I told it to move the marker object. Now click on the field, marker shows up, click on the marker, it disappears. Why? WTF am I a scientist? Continue reading “PHP”

And so it begins

FIRST!

If you want to know why you’re here, check the about page. it kinda sums me up.

Anyway, I’m a bit late to the game as far as personal blogs go, but now that the internet is awash with them, I figgure I can pretty much go completely unnoticed. Which is good. I’ve tried having single-purpose blogs (like my van blog) in the past, but since I never finish anything I start, a more general, personal, “what am I doing right now” kind of thing will work better.