Well the rent is late again. It was late yesterday too, but today I'm going to pay it, so I can now think about it.

Let's talk about bad power supplies. When your power supply goes on your computer, it's immediately obvious. Things get black on the monitor, and nothing happens when you push the power button. When the fan on your power supply goes, the problem is not so obvious. Here's a hint though, if the computer boots and runs for 15 minutes and then dies. You've got a heat issue. Since we've verified that the power supply is in fact producing power (you saw something didn't ya?) perhaps the fan on the power supply has stopped. I only mention that because it just happened to me. Took me a half hour (two overheats) to figure out the problem, and five minutes to fix it. Bogus.

Work Log
  • 8:30 - 11:00 Hardware errata: Setup sound under NT on CHARLIE, fix TWIGGY's power supply, image JENNY's new ME partition
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Nessus Scan of the network
  • 1:30 - 5:00 Image three more machines