Why, on a small bare-bones system that doesn't have room for a floppy in the case, or even a connector for a floppy on the motherboard, does the manual insist on making a bootable floppy to upgrade the BIOS?
I suspect blind copy/paste behavior on the part of the manual's authors.
The project to make my study livable has been growing ever more complex, with simplification just over the horizon. The floor is still stacked with stuff that needs organizing, though it's now in plastic tubs. Shelves have been acquired, and will get bolted to the wall as soon as I can pull the desk back. (And the desk will go on 1" risers when it gets pushed back forward.) This provides the opportunity to rewires the rat's nest behind the desk, or at least use cable ties to contain the mess.
Getting momentum on this project has been hard. It's been easier to just learn to live with the mess. One driver has been getting rid of old tower computers and big monitors, replacing them with a cute little mini-itx and mATX systems that share a flat panel monitor. That freed up space, creating a much-needed small win in the fight, and clearing a path for the next round.
DBD::Pg 1.31 leaks memory when you rebind values (e.g., when you execute a second query with values). When you're re-executing a prepared query a small number of times on a slow, periodic basis, this can be tricky to track down.
Fedora Core 3 ships with 1.32, which fixes that problem.
Running FC3? Had trouble getting Alias working with Apache when pointing outside of
There's a warehouse in Sunnyvale where old computers go to retire. It's an impressive place, with stack and stacks of old equipment, some of which gets resold, some fixed up and donated to worthy causes, and the rest recycled. I went today to donate two old (but working!) 15" monitors, after failing entirely to give them away. From the size of today's pile of monitors, a dozen other people had the same idea.
I'll make another trip there next week after scrubbing an old P-II of any possible blackmail material. I was considering salvaging the case and a few parts and rebuilding, but after pricing out the replacement motherboards et al., it's less expensive to buy new, not that I need more hardware.
There are two coughs and a sneeze that have been playing slow-motion ping-pong around our office for the past several months, occassionally knocking a coworker out for a few days. Nature and the weather have contributed recently by dumping a visible amount pollen into the air.
Current favorites are Ricola Elderberry cough drops and "Emer'gen-C" fizzy drink mix. I'm considering buying stock.
Picking up the story again last night at 1 AM:
The punchline, found at 2 AM after much flailing, was in
Years back I bought a solar powered calculator that does hex and octal. (Actually, I bought six, since they were on closeout sale for a couple of bucks each. I gave four to coworkers, and took one of the remaining two home.) Whenever I run into one of those bit pattern problems (like funky subnet masks), I reach for the calculator.
This week, while working on some problem that required radix conversion, the teamate I was pairing with reached for... the Windows calculator. The words "but
Makes me wonder what else is hiding in plain sight.
Time is nature's way to keep everything from happening all at once.
No, Time is nature's way to keep everything wrong from happening all at once. And right now, nature needs some debugging. While waiting to hear from the Volkswagen dealer about whether they could get the part they needed to start fixing the car (toxic fumes out of the heater vents--it's what's for breakfast!), my cell phone took a dive into a puddle. After missing the train. While recovering from a mild flu.
They didn't have the part.
The VW dealer got the part and fixed the car under warranty, costing me a grand total of $5.21 to put gas in the rental car they sprang for. And the cellphone survived the dunking.
Sometimes time just gets things bunched up.