Tag Archives: computers

Back to Incoherent Screaming

Yep, the computer is back to its old tricks again. Thank you Windows 10 S for over-taxing the ancient CPU on this old Dell.  

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I Can Compute But Can I Comprehend?

Something happened to my desktop computer and I’m not really sure what it was. As I have documented here (perhaps documented here too often), my old Dell desktop is staggering to the finish line. Windows 10 about did it in, … Continue reading

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I Can’t Be Satisfied

A bit of a rant today. I’m working on a massive spreadsheet. I started working on it with my laptop but it was kind of…wonky. Pasting items into cells was a little clumsy for some reason. Old man hands on … Continue reading

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Hard Drives and Data Fairy Tales

As I noted a couple of posts ago I had a catastrophic failure of two external hard drives. One was OK once it was formatted but that wiped all the data. The other was definitely worn out, with corrupt sectors … Continue reading

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Tires and Tech finale

So the desktop PC has been sent back to AAA (the basement). The desktop’s problems are insurmountable and it’s not just the audio. The USB ports are shot, the RAM spikes quite often, and the whole unit just freezes up … Continue reading

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My Inner Phil Dunphy

Yesterday was another round of moving my aunt into assisted living. We moved a lot of small stuff, hung pictures, moved more small stuff, and fussed with electronics. Minot, where my aunt lives, spreads across the Souris River valley. My … Continue reading

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Dude, You Got a Dell!

I’ve been off the blog for over a week. Let’s blame the Dell Dude. In my man cave I’ve got a discount Dell Inspirion. It does a decent job, it has decent specs. But the RAM is getting a bit … Continue reading

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I’m a PC

Remember those “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads? You, the viewer, were supposed to identify with Justin Long, the young and affable Mac. The trouble is the ads made him come across as an insufferable hipster twit. PC was … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Careful Out There

I just sent this to a few friends but it bears repeating to whatever audience I have here on the Interwebs. A while back I got a message forwarded from my brother from his IT guy. There are some new … Continue reading

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Hacking, Family Style

I have one older relative left on my dad’s side, my Aunt PHD. She’s eighty-five and still pretty chipper. Considering that her mother died at 103, she’s just hitting her stride. PHD lives by herself in Minot and in all … Continue reading

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