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Cooldown Period

Between late training all week, and the fun of replacing a motherboard and then dealing with driver issues after that, this week has been pretty busy. Today in particular, I had a headache when I woke up, and that didn't go away until I finally finished fixing the driver problems the changing of the motherboard caused. That was from about 10 AM this morning to somewhere around 4:30 PM.

Humorously enough, as I was finishing the last of the drivers, and all I had to do was make the short phone call to Microsoft to reactivate Vista, "And Then There Was Silence" by Blind Guardian came up in my shuffled playlist. As the final driver finished installing, the line "The nightmare shall be over now, there's nothing more to fear" played. And indeed it was, a nightmare started Thursday morning after I finished installing the motherboard, a nightmare that even invaded my dreams, as it was the topic of a discussion in a dream last night that I was at work talking about the problem with other members of my team.

I had some other things I wanted to get done this week, that I was unable to get to. For starters, I wanted to start writing the new news script for use at AnacondaSoftware, so I can be rid of Coranto. There's just been too much drama surrounding Newspro/Coranto over the years, and I want to be done with it. Heck, the Wikipedia article that once existed for Coranto had a war start over it, and it was permanently deleted and not permitted to be recreated. If that's not a black spot on a product's record, I don't know what is.

But for now, for the next couple days, I'm just going to relax, and enjoy my now stutter-free machine, a problem that has plagued me since I installed the dual core processor in here back in early February. All things considered, looking at it now, I'm under the final opinion that, although the MSI website said the board was tested to work fine with the processor, the board, which was a first-gen board made and released before the Athlon X2 was released, simply wasn't compatible with the Toledo-core processor I purchased.

I'll talk more about that on the AnacondaSoftware Devblog sometime in the future. For now, after a full week of training and all the mess I've dealt with the last few days, I don't want to think about any more computer stuff for now. I want to take this chance to listen to music, watch some anime, and maybe do some writing. I have noticed, as I was using my notebook this morning to browse, that there is something wrong with the layout of this site under IE7, but I'll deal with that next week. So, I'll end this entry with a rather hilarious exchange from this week in my training class, between one of my classmates and the trainer, describing a customer he spoke to once who oddly called the remote control for their TV a "push-push.":

Trainer: Was she from the states?
Coworker: No, she was from Alabama or something...

Date posted: 23 June, 2007
Tags: anecdote computer music website_design
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