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Posts Delayed Due to Desktop Crash

Posts Delayed Due to Desktop Crash

My main computer workstation at home was been getting progressively erratic in the two weeks. I tried to diagnose the problem in the usual ways: making sure the hard disk was okay, running memory tests, checking for viruses or other malware, upgrading drivers and firmware, flash the BIOS, and run the built-in Windows OS utilities, […]

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How to Fix a Jumpy Rosewill 8500 Wireless Mouse Scroll Wheel

How to Fix a Jumpy Rosewill 8500 Wireless Mouse Scroll Wheel

I love my Rosewill 8500 wireless mouse from NewEgg.com. I like it so much I bought an extra for work, and one for my desktop machine. I’ve used the mouse quite a bit over the last three months. Two things have happened since then: 1) I killed the battery that came with the mouse. 2) […]

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What’s this switch do?

What’s this switch do?

About a month and a half ago I left for Georgia on vacation. My friend Grizzly Adams stayed here at the house to watch the dogs and keep an eye on the premises. When I came back, the upstairs was 78°F. The downstairs was 72°F and the air conditioning was running full-speed. Normally I keep […]

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My BMW motorcycle Raider is a gas
By September 30, 20082 Comments Read More →

My BMW motorcycle Raider is a gas

A faulty plastic gas tank quick disconnect strands me and my 2004 BMW R1150R on the way to work and showered me with gasoline.

Posted in: motorcycling
1980 Honda CB400T: And baby makes three.
By September 22, 200810 Comments Read More →

1980 Honda CB400T: And baby makes three.

I started out wanting a streetfighter and bought this 1980 Honda CB400T instead. Cafe racer project, anyone?

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Microsoft sent me a new Xbox 360 Elite

Microsoft sent me a new Xbox 360 Elite

Microsoft replaces my busted Xbox 360 Elite in a week, including time wasted on a shipping snafu.

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My Xbox 360 Elite died after 358 days

My Xbox 360 Elite died after 358 days

My Xbox 360 Elite takes a dump on me with just eight days left on the Microsoft warranty. Whew.

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