It’s been a few days since I was able to put anything meaningful on the net. I often have opportunity at work to write quick entries here or there, keep content flowing smoothly, respond to readers comments etc. During a good week, I even have a chance to read other blogs. ;) Mostly, I blog at home though.
On Sunday afternoon, during the hurricane that wasn’t, I was calmly sitting at my desk creating an entry for That Damn PC. At the time, there was no storm a’dumping, but it was dark and ominous – as it has been for 3 days now. Then it happened.
The lights flickered and my computer screen went dark. Muttering ugly words under my breath. I swapped around some cables in my power supply until I was able to get the system to boot. Knowing that some time would pass before the system would load completely, I walked away and came back 5 minutes later to see my system hung on the boot screen before Windows loaded.
Cursing some more, I fiddled awhile, rebooted several more times until the system loaded. About 20 minutes later, the system froze again, this time in Windows. I believe I may have damaged the a) power supply, b) the motherboard or c) the memory. Or a combination of any of these. Like a bad tech, I have no spare parts and not a lot of disposable income to go buy parts.
All this to say, the system seems to be running okay now. It takes 20 minutes to POST but once it does, I seem to be okay. As I’ve been drowning at work, and don’t have reliable computing at home, my blogging everywhere has been light.
So the first step to blogging successfully is to have a working computer.
Secondly, because Blog Herald readers deserve entries that are related to blogging (sic), Dave Krug emailed me a link to TicTap contextual ads and was raving about them like a lunatic. Dave is a lunatic so that sort of fits. I can’t vouch for the program but would welcome feedback from users who do user it.