The Bain of my Existence - Just rambling

By Michael Marneros, in , posted: 22-Dec-2007 11:06

Yes, computers.  Well mine in particular.  Just wants to cause me no end of trouble, replaced the Motherboard, HDD & CPU and i'm still experiencing problems.

Seems to just freeze (when ever it wants to).  Currently testing the RAM and Memory, but perhaps its the PSU or GPU thats the problem.

Just wish there was something more consistent I could test it with.  It is totally random lock ups however and took me 5 days to get it to fall over with the replacement mobo.

Vista Business seems to run the most stable on the Raid-0 hdd's.  But that was crashing last night.  After replacing the CPU it ran all night, had movies, games, music and internet browsing going simulataneously and I still couldn't get it to fault after changing the CPU.  Then today it crashed again!

Linux acts very odd, loses its network connections (without touching the settings) and then eventually the system falls over and locks up.

Just about ready to drop kick it out the window & get an old fashioned type writter.  Post letters to all my online friends telling them I am moving to New England and becomming Armish.

Can you post letters to email addresses?

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Author's note by kinsten, on 22-Dec-2007 12:02

Love that last link Tony.  Simply brill.  Cannot fathom a more ingenious (or insane) way to send mail.  =)

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Michael Marneros
New Zealand

What do I do?
I work for a Software Development company teaching people how to use our amazingly simple & yet complex software.  I also test the software for bugs, and help come up with ideas for improving our software for our customers.

What do I do when i'm not working?
Usually at home enjoying my wife's company or enjoying time with friends, & playing games or watching tv/movies. I love most kinds of movies.

I love computer games and music. I have taught myself Piano, and created my own style and sorta tinker from there. Compose my own music & currently working on some Electronica projects. You can download and listen to some of my works for free from here.  Or check out my soundcloud here.

Yes, they are terrible inventions, sent to make peoples lives supposedly easier. So far I get enjoyment out of the ease of communication (I hate hand writing letters) & how close it has made the world. Constantly called upon by friends to help with somewhat simple tasks (removing viruses, installing applications, hiding the material they want hidden from their partners).

Web design & Hosting:
I dabble in web design, getting the occasional contract via friends or through word of mouth.  Here are some of my projects. 

Trott's Garden - Internationally recognised garden design, Alan & Catherine Trott are my first customers

Container Waste - Recent project presented to me by their graphic designer

The Cheshire Cats Grin - My wife was diagnosed with cancer & she REALLY needed an outlet.  So I setup this wordpress blog to express herself.  We also decided to trial those Penguin Cold Caps to help prevent her from losing hair during the Chemo.

Darjon Vineyard - A venue for weddings or events.