To borrow a phrase from an old Elvis song I'm All Shook Up yesterday evening I was when I was attacked by a very large spider. I'd taken the hose from the water tank so I could fill up a water jug when the spider rushed out the end of the hose and wound up on my thumb. Fortunately I acted in a flash and flung it off of my hand. Needless to say I didn't have time to think about fetching the camera to take a picture of it I just stomped it instead. By doing that I couldn't search online to find out what type spider it was. :( Anyway it didn't have time to bite me, but I just went out trying to find the remains and they were gone. I guess the ants or something else had already carted off the remains .
I got the drive changed out in the external case, fired up the laptop and proceeded to install XP on that hard drive. The install went well through the whole process of nuking the partitions on the drive, reformatting the drive (About an hour's wasted time) and going all the way through the install, but then reporting that there had been a problem with the install and said it couldn't be used. ARG!!! I says to myself "Self, just put the drive with Linux already installed back in the hard drive case and start using that again." Which I did. Everything worked fine, BUT for some reason my external USB DVD player wouldn't play movies anymore. Major BUMMER because I like to watch movies since there isn't much else to do here at night besides listen to the Zune.
Now I guess I'll wait until the hard drive my nephew is sending me gets here, install it in the laptop and see how the windows install goes on it so I can go ahead and add Linux along with it for the dual boot. Now I remember why I quit building and repairing computers!
May 2018 trip to Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila - México - Tuesday I finally made my way to Ciudad Acuña to get my labs done. I got a late start so the wait for the results was four hours versus the three it usual...
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