Month: May 2008

April was a busy month

All I can say about last month is that I’m glad I got through it… some of my highlights included: 1. My laptop computer has been on it’s last legs for a while… it’s an HP pavilion workhorse (nx9000 series) -17 inch monitor, big hard drive, fast cpu, lots of memory, and about 4 years old with a fan that was in hyper drive and enough heat generated to warm a small room to a comfortable temp. A year ago lines started to show up in the display. Every month a few more vertical lines would appear. The nvidia video driver kept freezing the operating system about 6 months ago, so I had to use the generic windows video card driver – which meant no cool video games for me. Finally, it looks like the video card has given up the ghost. No video on the LCD, no video on the external monitor. So this week I finally did the research and bought a new laptop computer and have spend the week restoring backups and reloading all my applications on the Windows Vista64 operating system. 2. Chickens are evil to gardens. I wasn’t thinking about it and planted my new seedlings that I have been growing indoors. I went to work for a day, came back with the chickens having made a tasty meal of my little plants. I...

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