Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ray’s Corner Soapbox – I’m Still Here

Some of you wonder what ever happened to ol’ Ray.  Well, the soapbox needed a fresh coat of paint and it took a while to dry.  And if you don’t believe that one then I’ll have to think of another.  I am a good fisherman and can come up with some really good whoppers.

The real problem is the BIOS on my motherboard died.  Funeral arrangements are pending as I used the paddles on it (plus put in a fresh BIOS battery) and have resuscitated BIOS a couple of times.  I don’t know if it was the old hard drive failure that caused the BIOS problem or BIOS caused the old drive to fail.  BIOS fails to recognize that it has two hard drives (lists NONE) and two CD/DVD RWs installed (only one recognized).  Electronics is not considered a technical field but rather a magic one with guys dressed up like Marlin.  My board must have some negative magical energy running loose causing havoc on my zero’s and one’s.  Sometimes the threat of doing something is enough to make the electronic unit work correctly.

I believe I will have to reinvent the wheel sometime in the very near future to include a new motherboard and, most likely, a new case.  I built Jean’s and my computer around the same time using micro-ATX board and case.  Nice if you have to move it but then it is a desktop computer so how often do you really need to move it?  Everything is too crammed in the micro box and heat is not good for electronics.

On the other news front, I called my younger brother in Maine recently to complain of the cold weather we are having.  I told him temperatures were in the high 60’s during the day and complained that 70’s would be better.  His reply is not printable without major corrections in the spelling and I’m not sure those words are contained in any dictionary.  Sometimes I just have to remind him he does live in Maine.

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.


  1. Well, I'm still stuck back at the word BIOS. Let me see.....what could it mean. Hmmmmmm

    1 Big Idiot Operating System
    2 Brain Idea On Steroids
    3 Bustin In On Somebody
    4 Burgers In Onion Sauce
    5 By Internet Or Snail
    6 Billy's In Other Store
    7 Bottomless In Oprah's Show
    8 Butt Intellegence Indicates Same
    9 Bustin Intel Or Shockwave
    10 Brother Is Otherwise Snowed!!

    If ya read the first words top to bottom it might give ya an idea of where my heads at most days....:))

  2. Al's taken the cake with his comment. Nuthin' more to say!