Archive for January, 2012

Revive a dead laptop; IT in the kitchen

January 12, 2012 6 comments

Over the last few weeks the HP/Compaq F700 laptop in the kitchen has been having some failures.  It got a lot of use during Sunday football season keeping track of games while I was making football party food.  I just attributed it to overheating because the fan was at full speed.  Well last Saturday it died completely.  When attempting to power up the laptop it wouldn’t even get to the bios screen before shutting down and trying to power itself up again.  The only way to stop it was to pull power and the battery.  I tried removing the hard drive and memory to see if I could get it to the bios screen but it didn’t work.  But I did find a solution!

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2011 in review

January 1, 2012 Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,400 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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