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This is a song about a whale. No! This is an entry about fans being happy! - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
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This is a song about a whale. No! This is an entry about fans being happy!
There is a semisolid ball of dust roughly the size of a well-fed mouse on my computer desk right now.

Let me explain my computer setup to you. The main computer, anyway (I've actually been working off the laptop more and more in recent days, and we won't even talk about the old monster).

I have a bigass corner desk, the corner of which has a recessed shelf to hold the cpu, with a top over that, a little higher than the desk itself, to support the monitor.

Getting into the CPU is a pain in the freaking arse. You see, it requires that one gets behind the desk (no easy task for anyone over the age of, say, four), move the monitor (no easy task for anyone who can't bench, say, 50-60 pounds), remove the top of the monitor deskpiece (OK, that part's easy), and then move the CPU itself (balancing it precariously on the edge of the desk, if one is a packrat of mythic proportion who cannot keep a flat surface uncluttered for more than, say, an hour or so).

So, unless you're an anal-retentive freakish four year old Popeye impersonator, it's a real pain.

OK, so it's a pain, but it's doable. And since my computer made some truly HORRENDOUS noises last time I attemped to start it, I do it. And I stand at the ready to attack my computer with a vengeance (and a can of compressed air).

I muster all my courage. I hold my breath. I look inside the unit.

And I find myself greeted by an interior that is surprisingly clean and shiny. It's almost... happy-looking, really. In fact, the only fans that have a real dust problem at all are the two intake fans on the front of the unit.

The same intake fans that are easily accessible by popping off the front cover, and removing the filter (which, of course, exists for exactly this purpose).

An act which requires almost no effort, and certainly no desk-dismantling space-clearing monitor-hefting cpu-balancing spinach-eatsing acrobatics.

I remember how happy I was when I bought this case, and how I partially rationalized the cost of the darned thing by thinking, "Hey! That easy-access filter sure will come in handy someday!"

And someday it will.

I'm so smrt it hurts sometimes.

I'm feeling all kinds of: SMRT
What I hear: fans humming in six part harmony now, thank you very much

14 tall tales or Tell me a story
Comments
inspectorjury From: inspectorjury Date: December 2nd, 2003 06:54 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Into each life....But then again why yours?
ldy From: ldy Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:31 am (UTC) (permalink)
Because I'm so smrt!
inspectorjury From: inspectorjury Date: December 3rd, 2003 09:06 am (UTC) (permalink)
I used to be a smrtss.
ldy From: ldy Date: December 3rd, 2003 10:45 am (UTC) (permalink)
Better than a dmbss!
keethrax From: keethrax Date: December 2nd, 2003 07:29 pm (UTC) (permalink)
We got a dead bat out of a computer where a friend worked one time. How it fit through the vents I have no idea.

From that point on that laboratory (metalurgical research lab) became the Bat-Lab, with the Bat-Puter and the Bat-etc...
ldy From: ldy Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:32 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hee :)

Poor batty. Probably liked the warmth!
From: theres_that Date: December 2nd, 2003 11:29 pm (UTC) (permalink)
you say monkeys are a good sign.. is it a good thing that that is my chinese sign thing?
ldy From: ldy Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:50 am (UTC) (permalink)
It's my chinese thing, too!

You're an iron monkey... I'm an earth monkey. At least we're not sea-monkeys, right? ;)

(Note to self: make a monkey icon!)
From: theres_that Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:52 am (UTC) (permalink)
i used to have a paul frank monkey icon..
ldy From: ldy Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:59 am (UTC) (permalink)
Hee. Those are cool!
ldy From: ldy Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:50 am (UTC) (permalink)
Oops, wrong icon!
lipid From: lipid Date: December 3rd, 2003 05:51 am (UTC) (permalink)

HOW WELL-FED A MOUSE?

ldy From: ldy Date: December 3rd, 2003 08:51 am (UTC) (permalink)

Re: HOW WELL-FED A MOUSE?

All my base are belong to fatmouse!
lipid From: lipid Date: December 3rd, 2003 03:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: HOW WELL-FED A MOUSE?

as in... been there done that?

I guess I should pay more attention to your journal and the passage of time!
14 tall tales or Tell me a story