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Where you been, Ldy? - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
Where you been, Ldy?
Remember this?

Ah, famous last words. I followed my own self-inflicted advice, and my computer was BJORKED. At least I got to flex my atrophied DOS muscles when I had ot use the recovery console :P I finally got it working, but I'd had enough.

So I did a full install of OS and proggies on another partition. This time I set it up so that I could do IRQ management. And this achieved two things:
I now get the message "it is now safe to turn off your computer" and have to manually turn it off instead of having it turn off itself.
I have zero control over IRQ management, despite all my efforts. *facepalm*

Oh, and I still I have weird problems. But I'm pretty sure it's the ram. It'd better be, because I've run out of things to replace/screw up. Heh.

So, that's where I've been! Christmas was good-- boy got me World of Warcraft. Sneaky devil. I'm loving it, though I can't actually, you know, PLAY it on this machine yet without it locking up. Despite this, and despite only getting to play two or three times, my rogue, Silvansong, is already level 9. Paul got me (among other things) a very cool copy of the first folios of Shakespeare's plays-- photostats of the actual first folios. Maxine made me a beautiful leather scarf. And I made an standing rib roast that kicked ASS. We had a good day :)

Spent New Years Eve with the 'rents down in Sarasota. Actually, we visited them, then checked out the Main Street festivities for a couple of hours. We got the best parking spot EVER. They were supposed to drop "the big orange" at midnight, but truth be told, it looked more like "the medium-sized orange radish." Still, we had a good time.

Now I'm playing catch-up at work; later, I'll have rehearsal (it's off-book day!). Oh, and I have a dentist's appointment this afternoon (one of my teeth puts me in excruciating pain when I bite down on it-- for the last week, I've been chewing on the other side).

Oh, and as if I didn't have enough hardware problems, my mouse wheel up and died, and the buttons started acting up. I took it apart, and a teensy tiny piece of metal took one look at me and absolutely disappeared off the face of the earth. So I'm using a spare for now.

And that's the state of me. How YOU doin'? x o x o x o

What I hear: Mr. Bungle - Tetris (Ska Version)

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duinlas From: duinlas Date: January 3rd, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Which server will you play on? I have a level 60 NE Hunter on Hyjal, and a level 28 Troll Mage on Doomhammer.

Those would be GOOD to join because it means if you need help (assuming you're on the same side as me) I can log on and give you free stuff! Especially Hyjal.
duinlas From: duinlas Date: January 3rd, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Nevermind. I somehow couldn't read your post. :P Still not too late. Level 9 is like... 2 hours of play.
ldy From: ldy Date: January 3rd, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Silvansong's on Uther. That's where Zack's two NE characters are. The idea was to get on WoW so we could play together... but he spends most of his time raiding with his level 60 (he's still on break from school).

I may start a Tauren Shaman at some unspecified point in the future... if I do, I'll consider Doomhammer and let you know :)
echo_off From: echo_off Date: January 3rd, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Huh, I thought that the auto-shutdown was an ACPI setting in the BIOS allowing the OS to call the shot. Then again, I think ACPI is what also allows the OS to predetermine IRQs.

You might also look under the Advanced Power Management (Control Panel - Power Options - APM tab) to see if there's something there worth clicking.

The new WoW expansion starts in 2 weeks... you could play a Draenai shaman at that point, and still be able to group with the Night Elves. Blood Elves (on the Horde side) are definitely the new "hotness" race.
ldy From: ldy Date: January 3rd, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Yes, and I've changed my HAL in the OS from APCI to Standard PC in order to adjust IRQs... thus, no auto power off :( (and IRQs are still greyed out-- still haven't figured that one out!)

I <3 Blood Elves. I think there may be one in my future!
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