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We went to the bike races yesterday. I have some crummy photos here. The women racers were pretty fun to watch. I thought there were going to be multiple circuit races but there was only one, with all ages of women, it seemed. The guys go by so fast you could hardly see them, but it was fun to be out there and cheer them on. We DVRed the local race coverage and caught the last half hour or so of the VS coverage. It's so awesome to see Phil Ligget talking about Santa Rosa. Big time baby!

I was uploading my pictures and a couple movies last night so I left my computer to watch TV. When I came back the screens were blank. I tried waking it up with the mouse and keyboard, nothing. I rebooted, nothing. No post, no beep. I tried checking all the cables and switching out monitors and video cards but nothing worked. It was late so I gave it up for the evening. I'm thinking it's probably a bad RAM stick. This'll be the second one eaten by this mobo if it is that. Luckily I have 3 GB in there, so I'll only be down to two. But not for long, CompUSA is having a sale 1GB crucial sticks for 12$!.

Oh yeah, I started taking Chantix today. I'm quitting smoking next Tuesday.


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Feb. 19th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it could be a bad mobo. Everything seems to be powering on fine and all the fans and drives are spinning up and everything, so I'm hoping it's RAM. I have an almost identical mobo in my linux machine sitting right next to this one, so if I can't figure it out I'll swap everything over and see what happens.
Feb. 19th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Bah, turned out to be a bad mobo after all. Well, either that or the PSU, but I doubt it's the PSU. I swapped everything over at lunch and it all works fine on the other system. I'll try the PSU on that system before I dump the mobo though, just to be sure.
Feb. 19th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Get it from CompUSA while you can. They won't be in business much longer.. hell, you can go by the store in Santa Rosa and buy the furniture and shelving if you really want! ;)
Feb. 19th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah I've seen someone with the sign at an intersection near our house. I have been TRYING to stay out of the store, but I guess this gives me a good reason to go there. :)
Feb. 19th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Good on ya for quitting smoking.

It is a hard habit to break. Your body will thank you.
Feb. 19th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Please be sure to blog about any hallucinations. :)

Thank god I don't need that stuff -- my dreams are already crazy enough. I'd end up in the psych ward.
Feb. 19th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oh man, last time I took it my dreams were insane. I don't plan on sleeping well for a couple months.
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