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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chapter 16

I have felt better today so I managed to salvage Chapter 16 of "End Game" to some degree. Here it is.

Enjoy (I hope)

Kellan, the old warhorse

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Writer's Block

Well, it's official; I have writer's block.

I have put forth maybe two paragraphs tops in the last two weeks.

I attribute this to my current health status. I have been suffering with asthma for the last three weeks and it's not getting any better. I have been in contact with my doctor but he seems to think I need to undergo another Cardio-Cath procedure to rule out heart problems. As you can tell, I'm not wild about that. It's a life threatening procedure that i would rather not deal with. Besides still being sore where the last one was done almost three years ago.

Oh Well . . .

Kellan

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday Morning

Well, I'm taking a moment to blog this morning.

Worked on that HP Pavilion a847c computer last evening, first putting a new plastic piece on the damaged SATA connector, then reloading Win XP Pro again to get rid of the hhd being recognized as the I:\ drive.

All is better now and it actually works as advertised (somewhat). Still need to get the sound working (driver issues) and install a suite of some sort for productivity. Maybe Saturday's project.

One interesting thing; I am having to set up one account as a regular user for the owner and a second account for a roomie that has no safe surfing clues at all. Well, to the point that I installed WOT add on for Firefox and put it in "Parental Guidance" mode. The 'puter owner and I were talking about how unsafe a certain site was and the roomie was stating how he wanted to go there! Yikes!

Anyway, I have to get ready to go to work.

Slainte M'hath!

Kellan, the old warhorse

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday's Musings

Chapter 16 of "End Game" has been sent to my proofers so hopefully they will send back enough to be posted. Chapters 16 and 17 will tie "End Game" and "Defiance" together solidly, leaving no doubt as to where the two stories began and ended.

"End Game" will not stop there, however. There is still one more romp before it's over. I.E., the tigress has not sung yet.

On another note, I've been working on a HP pavilion a847c desktop computer that was given to a friend. It had the drive wiped on it so it was bare (no OS) when he received it.

I started to load Win XP pro on it and I started to run into problems. First was the problem that the installer couldn't write to the hdd. Took the drive (Maxtor 160Gb SATA), diagnosed it as bad and replaced it with a WD 320Gb SATA.

Another attempt at installation found a stick of RAM bad. Funny layout, too. 256 meg stick in Dimm 0, 1 gb in Dimm 1, 256 meg in Dimm 3. That 1 gb stick was bad, so we used the remaining two sticks to get it up and running.

Initial install went smoothly, then we attempted to install drivers. Now the fun began. It seems the hdd was set as I:\ not C:\. The HP drivers would try to unpack to a non-existant C drive, then fail and abort. Numerous attempts to correct the drive letter issue failed so I dug into the system further. I subsequently found where some joker, not knowing to press the clip in to unplug a SATA drive, had pulled the plastic guide away from the pins on the MOBO for the SATA 1 position! FARK!!

Now I'm researching just how to fix this, since the friend in question is on disability and he has no money for buy a new computer. Maybe I can scavenge the connector from somewhere and cobble it onto the board. Oh Well . . .

Anyway, look for Chapter 16 of "End Game" soon.

Take care,

Kellan, the old warhorse

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

End Game Chapter 15

Hey All ~

Chapter 15 of "End Game" has been posted for your reading pleasure.

Kellan

Posted by Kellan Meig'h at 10:51 AM
Edited on: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 11:40 AM
Categories: Friends, General Blogging, Writings