Wednesday, August 02, 2006
It's too hot, baby
It's currently 83 degrees in this room. It was 85 last night, and nothing I did could bring the temperature any lower. My computer malfunctions above 80 degrees. Above 85 it basically locks up.
After consulting with a friend this weekend, I'm wondering if the problem is with my 1999 vintage AMD-K6 3D processor. Unfortunately, my computer is too unstable for me to do any serious research on whether this is a known issue..
A new problem: blog posts sent by e-mail are not consistently getting through. I tried to submit one twice yesterday, and was only able to post it the old-fashioned way during a temporary reprieve from Firefox crashes. We'll see if this gets through.
I'm probably not going to buy a computer from Best Buy, for the stupidest of reasons: every single printed-out descriptive tag for the computers in their store is smeared, blurred, and streaky. It is virtually impossible to read the description for any of the computers' features. This should be obvious to every clerk, associate, or manager walking past the PC's. The fact that they haven't bothered to do anything about this tells me something about their level of concern for the customer. We'll see what Circuit City has to offer.