Okay, things are going strangely right now. After coming back from the trip, my classes keep disappearing on me. I don’t know why — I show up and nobody’s there. And, television seems different somehow, though I can’t put my finger on it. Am I going crazy?
Worse, on Friday, my desktop machine went completely nuts. Drives were spinning down, CPUs on the SMP board were stopping, and CD-ROMs were generating errors. After working all weekend and replacing things left and right, here’s what I learned: first, my old 250 watt power supply was dying; second, my SCSI cabling was aging; third, my SCSI controller had some firmware problems talking to my new SCSI drive. In the process of trying to figure out what was wrong, I ended up with a new Athlon board with a 700MHz CPU, a new case and 300 watt power supply, a new SCSI controller, and some new debt.
It was a rough weekend emotionally, though I don’t know why. I just had a tendency to be a little depressive. Maybe it’s all that money going away. Maybe it’s remembering J— a little bit for the first time in a while.
There’s going to be a fire sale soon — all the tech stuff I own that I don’t need and that is sitting here depreciating. Also, I’ll be changing the home page around a little bit sometime soon. There are some things I want to add.