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This is why you should not leave things on the floor!

Posted March 2nd, 2014 at 06:24 AM by Tsutarja (Snivy's Corner)

A part of my childhood is gone this morning. So today I was doing things with Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, by trading between my LeafGreen Version and XD, so I used the connector cable with my Gamecube. After I'm done with that, I leave it on the floor turned off, but still connected. Wanna know what's so special about this? Well, here goes nothing...

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Yep, I broke my Gameboy Advance SP...
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Aaaaaaaand just as I post the last blog post...

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 01:59 AM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)

Whatever magic I did on the CSS for the OP of the Starter Pokémon Club broke compatibility for IE 7. The brokenness shows up in the IE 7 testbox that I have here - some bugs you cannot catch with Compat View!

On the other hand, though, if you're running IE 7, it means that you got rid of IE 6, and you should be safe to upgrade to IE 8 or 9, right? (9 for Vista users)

Or if you're tired of IE, you could always switch to Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, anything, really....
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The work PC is rather wonky

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 04:18 AM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)

I guess the images say it all. Good thing it happened during lunch break, or, well, it'd be horrible. It took the system along with it, and I had to reset the whole PC. Besides, the scanner loves to jam when using the automatic document feeder. Guess this is what happens when the scanner is already end-of-life and the operating system pretty soon after...


HelpCtr.exe spam! There's a whole lotta of them....
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So in an effort to save the CPU from certain doom...

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 06:36 AM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)

I opened the PC case again. And then... I removed the entire CPU and graphics card along.

Then I removed the heatsink on the CPU. And put it under strong light.

The one thing I can say is... "Oh my. Oh my." Never before I have seen so much dust caked in - seems like blowing air on it just plain didn't work in the last few times.

So what's a plushie to do? Why, I decided to just physically remove the dust. With a toothpick. Same thing for the...
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Let's see here...

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 09:53 AM by Twiggy (Diaries of a Quadruped)

  • The computer slows down when having more than 50% CPU load for more than half a minute
  • The computer randomly freezes while at stock settings for everything
  • I check temperatures and discover that the CPU is at 70 degrees C
  • I dust PC
  • Temperatures still high
  • I set fans to maximum speed, and temperatures are still high
  • I downclock the CPU to 60% of its original speed, and it still hovers around 60 degrees C at full load
Do you think I need to replace this CPU? I think it might be breaking...
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