It's cold in the office (in Public Record)

bartjan January 20 2007 10:57 AM EST

Well, here I am. On a Saturday afternoon, at work in an unheated office.
Not because I have to work late, but because my computer at home has died.
As Mr. Praline would have said it:
'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This computer is no more! He has ceased to be!
'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace!
If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket,
'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-COMPUTER!!

Preliminary post-mortem suggests it's the motherboard (I've already attempted 2 power supply transplants, but that didn't help). I haven't decided yet how to replace it.
I could try the Frankenstein approach, but I'm afraid too many parts needs to be replaced to make that work. I have no idea how soon I get it back working.
For now this means that I'm a bit limited in the amount of time I can spend on CB and I'll also be without chat.

Last sign of life was around 11am yesterday:
Jan 19 16:56:52 1322: Jan 19 16:56:51.298 CET: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0/3, changed state to down

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 20 2007 11:15 AM EST

*plays a mournful derge*

it's too bad shipping is as ugly as my debt sheet history Bart...I'd donate some parts for a frankenstein monster!

ResistanZ2 [The Knighthood] January 20 2007 11:18 AM EST

Why is this is public record? :o

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 20 2007 11:21 AM EST

So we know why bart isn't going to be around...

ResistanZ2 [The Knighthood] January 20 2007 11:36 AM EST

Bart will always be around in my heart........

AdminShade January 20 2007 11:41 AM EST

So long and thank you for the phish ;)

I'm feeling sorry for you bartjan...

bartjan January 20 2007 11:48 AM EST

It's not that I'm completely gone -- I can still play CB while at work.

Hyrule Castle [Defy] January 20 2007 12:36 PM EST

u gotta fix it, your sniff out all the multies :'(

Xiaz on Hiatus January 20 2007 6:32 PM EST

'tis a dark, dark, dark, very dark day. ;)

Sir Woot January 20 2007 6:37 PM EST

May your computer rest in pieces.

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 20 2007 10:01 PM EST

So how long did it last ya before breaking down?

bartjan January 21 2007 2:07 PM EST

Leon, dunno. It's a mix of various components of different ages. The CPU is an Duron 750MHz and I could dig up the invoice for motherboard and/or CPU if you really want to know their age ;)

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] January 21 2007 2:18 PM EST

No need to do that. lol
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