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      Tuesday, August 29, 2006

10:44 AM - 08/29/2006

The topic: Late start on cams today


The Gateway did not want to boot up.  It would start, then shut down.  I think it’s something with the video card or video adaptor.  I tried rebooting four or five times, then quit at that point because it was time for our walk.

When we got home, before pulling everything apart, I turned it on and the monitor was showing the boot process, which it hadn’t done previously this morning.  I’m thinking maybe the video card is going out. 

More computer annoyances, a friend of my emailed yesterday saying her work number had changed.  I figured I’d use the computer to change the information on my cell.  First I couldn’t find the cable (it was right by my head, if it was a snake, it could have easily bit me), then I realize the new computer doesn’t have a serial port.  Aha!  Remember when I first got the new computer and it didn’t have the advertised parallel port and I purchased an adapter?  I did the same thing for the serial port.  I found it quickly in the mess that my office storage closet has become and got everything up and working.

That was much easier than just changing the number on the cell, using the cell.


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