Broken computer

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

My desktop machine suffered from a failure, most likely the video card overheating. I take the machine in to the local authorised service centre and leave it to be diagnosed and fixed. When I call to get a report I am told that the problem was reproduced on ...

Melted video card

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

If only a melted video card were an EVE Online salvaged component, I would be happy to find one and sell it on the market for half-a-million ISK. Sadly, the melted video card is sitting in my computer. I experienced a game freeze in World of Warcraft when running Gnomesblight ...

A month with my new notebook

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

When I bought my new notebook last month I was fairly certain that Apple were going to update the product line soon afterwards. Nevertheless, I also knew that the notebook had much more capability than I needed, and so was suitable for any task I had planned for it, ...

A new notebook

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

I've been thinking about buying a new notebook computer for a while, even toying with the idea of getting an Eee a few months back. The main impetus for getting a notebook is to let me write more comfortably by sitting on the sofa rather than at the computer ...

Bonus choice

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I made the choice on what to spend my small bonus. I decided that even though I would be able to use the Eee PC easily enough I didn't really want to make a move away from Mac OS because it is precisely the OS that makes me enjoy ...

City of Heroes/City of Villains on a Mac!

Monday, April 21st, 2008

It looks like City of Heroes/City of Villains has a good chance of running on my Mac under Crossover Games. It may well be worth giving it a try myself soon, particularly as solo World of Warcraft is boring me silly.


Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I heard a rumour that because Weyland-Yutani has been profitable in the last year we employees are due to receive a bonus this month. The bonus is nothing particularly extravagant but it's something, and after so many years of no bonuses at all this new culture, and I hope ...

RSS feed activate!

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

My Google Reader subscription has now picked up the feed for this blog. It didn't before today, and that may have been because I was using a release candidate of Wordpress, whereas now I am using the full release, although I would have thought that the RSS link would ...

DNS troubles

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

This is mildly interesting: if I include the OpenDNS servers in my internet configuration I can connect to my MSN Messenger account in Adium, but then I get DNS problems connecting to this subdomain, which means I can't view my own blog some of the time. If I remove ...

The Orange Box in Crossover Games

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

I tried to get Portal up and running in Crossover Games last night, after failing to do so the other day. It was peculiar because I managed to get it working in Crossover Mac before, so I saw no reason why it would stop working in the newer version ...