Ah, Technology… Part 2

19 08 2016

So, in Part 1 I told you about my dealings with a couple funky Nokia phones. And it got worse from there.

For his birthday, I got my partner a new video card and power supply for his desktop. After they arrived, I then shut down his computer and opened it up. I took out the old video and old power supply. As I tried to install the new power supply, I discovered that there was no way in hell this thing was going to fit into his computer case. It was just too cramped in there.

Fortunately, we discovered that the power supply he had was perfectly capable of powering the new video card, so I installed the old power supply and new video card. I then booted up the computer to find nothing worked.

Odd… It should have booted just fine. Read the rest of this entry »

Ah, technology…. Part 1

1 05 2016

Technology and I have been having a bit of a battle in recent weeks.
It started about 8 weeks ago when my phone (a Nokia Lumia 1020 running Windows 8.1) decided to get screwy. The screen started flashing like a strobe light, and the phone played through my entire collection of ringtones before turning off. Turning it back on, I discovered that the battery life, which had been fully charged, was now at a measly 5%.
I shut it down, booted it back up, and discovered the battery life was now at 2%. So I turned off the screen, plugged it into my work computer and just left it, praying that no one would call me and possibly get a dropped connection. By the end of the day, it had charged back up to just under 80%. Read the rest of this entry »

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