My hubby was sat watching a video the other day on my super duper HP TouchSmart pc I won a few years ago (thank you osnn.net) when suddenly it froze for no reason whatsoever, he had to hold in the button to force it to turn off. Well we tried and tried to use the diagnostic check and other utilities but they just refused to open. All day we tried to find the problem and fix it but in the end we gave up trying, I wasn’t sure if it was a problem with the hard drive so I opened up the back and took it out. It was absolutely boiling so I left it on the windowsill overnight to cool down.
The next morning I put it back in, turned it on and left it alone while I went to make a cuppa and low and behold it came up asking if we wanted to do a restore back to the original settings so I quickly clicked YES before it went belly up again.
That was yesterday and touch wood it’s still going strong. No idea what went wrong with it, it refused to load and when it did it wouldn’t do what we asked it to. Pressing F11, F8 etc wouldn’t work so we just couldn’t to anything at all.
Lets hope that’s the end of it, if it does it again I’m guessing we’ll need to buy a new hard drive which is a hell of a lot better than a whole new pc.
Thankfully I managed to salvage all my precious photos but I lost everything else including my music which I stupidly hadn’t backed up for a while, oh well at least I can get it off my iPod
We seem to have this obsession with the weather, every time you read a newspaper there’s yet another story contradicting the previous one. According to the Daily Mail (yes I do read it but only when I’m bored)
It seems we really are due for a barbecue summer this year, beginning on Wednesday and lasting all the way until mid-September.
Summer 2010 will be a month longer than usual and will arrive early with 25C (77F) sunshine on Wednesday, forecasters said last night.
Weather experts predicted a two-week hot snap ahead from midweek until the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
What do you think, do we believe them or what? Murphy the cat will be in his element if the sun shines as he likes nothing better than sprawling about in the garden, he’ll have a little bit of sun then move into shade before moving back into sun. He’ll do this all day. You never know I may get some use out of my sun lounger yet
According to a newspaper we’re in for a “wet and lousy” washout summer.
Forecaster Piers Corbyn says temperatures in June, July and August will range from average to “pretty lousy”.
Heavy bouts of rain and overcast conditions will dominate, wrecking British hopes of enjoying barbecues and beer gardens.
Expert Piers, who has been banned by bookies after cleaning up on previous predictions, said: “I’m afraid it’s not going to be a hot summer.
And I’ve just gone and bought a sun lounger for the garden, may be I should ask for a refund It’s only a few weeks since the papers were telling us we’re in for a very hot one come July/ August. Let’s see how long before the change their minds again
If this volcanic ash gets any worse we won’t even be able to leave the country in search of a bit of sun, I’m glad we haven’t planned on going away this summer. Nature works in mysterious ways that’s for sure.
Saw my Doctor today, the results of a biopsy done when I had my op in February showed I have chronic endometriosis and had an extremely rare and serious abscess in a tube which thankfully stopped it getting in to the rest of my body. The surgeon had only ever seen 3 other cases in his career and the last one 15 year ago. It would be me who got one wouldn’t it
Apparently I was seriously ill and I didn’t know it, no wonder I felt as ill as I did and still do. He gave me another 4 week sick note and if I don’t feel better by the time it runs out then I don’t think I ever will I’ve just realised that it’ll be June by then and I’ll have been off for 17 weeks, that’s not including the 2 weeks holiday I took in the weeks running up to my op date
Our entire street’s having the paths dug up and relaid which means parking is an absolute nightmare, it was bad enough before but now there’s no parking outside of your own home. It’s a fight to get in one of the few parking bays and when you do get one you daren’t go out in case you can’t get back in. God knows how long it’ll take them to finish it, they seem to work for about 2 hours a day then they disappear
And the boobquake experiment has begun… and as far as I know there’s been no earthquakes as of yet, who’d have thought eh?
I bought a new lawnmower the other day and I was so excited to cut the grass, it took me half the time it did before and I only had to empty the grass box 3 times instead of 33. It’s one job I used to dread at this time every year when the grass started to grow. I’ve ordered a bird table and am looking for a bird bath for the little birdies to wash their feathers, we have a plastic bottom of a hamster cage we fill with water but the crows come and dunk bread and bits of food in it so it get filthy and the smaller birds don’t go near it.
We get all kinds of wildlife coming in from foxes to squirrels to Sparrow hawks to Woodpeckers….. I love of garden
“This little bit of supernatural thinking has been floating around the blogosphere today:
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader.
I have a modest proposal.
Sedighi claims that not dressing modestly causes earthquakes. If so, we should be able to test this claim scientifically. You all remember the homeopathy overdose?
Time for a Boobquake.
On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that’s your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. If not, I’m sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn’t rumble. And if we really get through to him, maybe it’ll be one involving plate tectonics.
So, who’s with me? I may be a D cup, but that will probably only produce a slight tremor on its own. If you’ll be joining me on twitter, use the tag #boobquake! Or join the facebook event!”
Can you believe I didn’t wake up till 11.40 this morning? I had a banging headache and felt like crap. It wasn’t as if I’d gone to bed late either, 10.30 it was I think then I read my book for about an hour. I hope I can still sleep tonight.
I feel sorry for those poor people who’s flights have been grounded due to ash from the volcano, a couple of friends of ours were in the local newspaper after their flight to Spain was cancelled. I’m so glad it didn’t happen this time last year, we flew out to Spain on April 21st for a weeks holiday
My video camera came last week but I haven’t been feeling too good and couldn’t even be bothered to do anything with it. I can’t remember what its like to wake up and feel well.
I sold my Flip Ultra II camcorder a while ago then a few days ago I started to wish I hadn’t. I looked around to see how much they go for these days and noticed that Amazon are selling the Flip Ultra HD for £129.99 which what I paid by the non HD one last year. The only thing I didn’t like about the Flip though was the measly 2x digital zoom which is quite useless if the subject you’re videoing is off in the distance, other than that it was really easy to use. Transferring video to the pc with it’s pre-installed software was a cinch.
I was browsing around to see what else there was and came across a Sanyo Xacti HD camcorder on play.com for only £99 with a 5x Optical zoom plus 60x digital zoom. I looked up sample videos on YouTube and read a few reviews and it looks like an excellent cam for that price, it also does still photos which is another thing the flip doesn’t do.
After looking for the best price I found one on ebuyer.com in pink and it’s coming tomorrow \o/. I’ll post more after I’ve had a play with it