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Source: (consider it) Thread: HEAVEN: Ancient Geek - the computer thread
jedijudy

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An update. I upgraded to Firefox 3.5.6, and some of the things I really liked about IE7 were in this version! Well, in a way. Things have to be a little different, don't they. [Biased]

Anyhow, thanks for helpful hints to two out of your three Heaven Hosts! (There should be a star button somewhere for Shipmate Attaboys and Attagirls!)

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Firenze

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:
System Restore to a known good point before all this started may do so.

How do you do a system restore?

While access to most sites is reasonably snappy, the Ship particularly is running like wet cement. Generally, the sites I go to most are worse than ones where I am a first-time or infrequent visitor.

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Leetle Masha

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Firenze, on a PC: put your mouse-cursor over "Start" and click once. Then hold cursor over "All Programmes" and move cursor up to "Accessories" and another menu will pop up, usually on the right. Move your cursor to "System Tools"; when another menu pops up on your right, slide cursor onto it and move down to "System Restore" and click on that.

Hope that helps!

Mary However, the Ship has been loading slowly for me too this evening as I was sending pms and posting. It may just be net congestion....

[ 29. December 2009, 00:17: Message edited by: Leetle Masha ]

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RooK

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If Firenze's machine is a zombie, system restore might be compromised.

(Hisses and backs away. UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!)

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Firenze

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Well, that was interesting... And possibly successful (I'm cautious, because I've had temporary improvements before, and then it's gone back to aimless whirring).

But thank you, Mary and Ariel. This is the best result so far and hopefully it will stay good.

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Leetle Masha

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You're most welcome, Firenze. I do hope it helps your machine run better.

Making regular backups, especially of your most valuable data, is a good idea. I have a utility that bugs me when I have waited too long to do a backup, and it flashes at me until I get the backup done. I also keep a record of my favourite applications/programmes, passwords and usernames, so that if I should lose stuff, I can still get back onto the internet and get most of it back again.

Best wishes,

Mary

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Firenze

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Another false dawn, 'm'fraid.

I've also tried downloading (and that took for ever) a registry cleaner and running that, but to no apparent avail.

I'm currently thinking a brick through the monitor.

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Ariel
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The Ship is slow these days, but it's still one of the few things I seem to be able to load when all else is slowed to a crawl. My other "test site" is the BBC news low graphics version. If that's slow to load or doesn't load at all, I know there's a problem.

Has your firewall/AV package kicked in with some kind of adaptive behaviour? Would it be worth trying a different (trial) version of something, briefly, to see if that speeds things up?

If you can access first-time or infrequent things more easily than regular I wonder if it might be something to do with the cache - if it's looking for previous versions then trying to update them, rather than going straight to the new version. Are you going through a proxy where these things are stored out of your reach?

A brick through the monitor won't help. Tell it firmly and convincingly that if it doesn't get its act together it'll go onto the scrap heap. If nothing else, it'll relieve your feelings a bit.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:
If nothing else, it'll relieve your feelings a bit.

I'll have what she's having.

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Firenze

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quote:
Originally posted by Ariel:
The Ship is slow these days, but it's still one of the few things I seem to be able to load when all else is slowed to a crawl.

Au contraire. Other sites load reasonably fast. Week before Christmas, I could skip about the boards like young rams on mount Gilead (or wherever), but now 10 cwt weights pushed uphill by snails would be brisk in comparison.

We're a simple wireless network, no proxy. Firewall seems to be doing firewally things pretty much as it always has - there's been no increase in what it blocks.

I know you shouldn't anthropromorphise computers (they don't like it), but it reminds me of a Unix box I was sysadmin for back in the days, which started throwing elaborate tantrums in the months before it was replaced.

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Uncle Pete

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Have you tried to delete all your ship cookies? That might work - even though it is a pain. Note where you stopped reading with a pencil and paper.

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Firenze

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Deleted cookies, cleared caches, killed harmless little apps that have been burbling along for years. I have 124 Gb of free disk space, and the half Gb of memory is not showing in Task Manager as more than 50% in use.
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Uncle Pete

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Cleaned up disk? Defragmented?

Prayed? [Biased]

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RooK

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Has it tried to eat your brains yet?

Damn zombies.

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Firenze

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Pete:

Cleaned.
Defragged.
No, but I might start sacrificing something soon.

Rook:

Been running CA Security Suite for several years. Plus Ship much worse than other sites - so perhaps specially Satanic zombie?

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ToujoursDan

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My question is more of a WiFi issue.

I live in a densely populated neighbourhood where I can "see" 12 different WiFi networks on my list. Between these 12 networks and God knows how many cordless phones and other electronic devices, our WiFi connection is dodgy. It often drops, sometimes requiring a hard reset. It's slow. And sometimes I have to give up on Wifi radio because of the rebuffering. It's a constant source of headaches.

I have tried 3 different routers and am convinced that this isn't the problem. I have tried putting the router on different channels, which initially seems to work but then the same problems resurface.

Other than hard-wiring our house does anyone have any other ideas?

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Mr. Spouse

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quote:
Originally posted by ToujoursDan:
Other than hard-wiring our house does anyone have any other ideas?

You could look at using your electrical wiring to connect some or all of your equipment, using Powerline or Homeplug adapters.

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monkeylizard

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If you like voiding warranties, you can try to boost your signal by doing an antenna mod. Instructables has several WiFi related projects. That one just seemed to be one of the simplest and most appropriate.

If you don't want to get that involved, some routers can be upgraded to a more powerful antenna with an off-the-shelf add on. But the DIY method is more satisfying to some.

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ToujoursDan

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Thanks guys!

I bought a new N Router that broadcasts on both 2.4 and 5 GHz. It seems to cut through the interference pretty well. I ended up buying a USB adapter for my laptop and a game adapter for my internet radio.

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Firenze

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Update on my connectivity problem: by dint of scouring back numbers of PC Format, we came across a piece on optimising browser performance by guddling around in the config files.

While not perfect, it has improved matters to the point where I no longer get to play several rounds of Bookworm while waiting for a page to load.

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Qoheleth.

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Symptom - system fails to boot up

Tower PC, 5-6 years old
Power on, lights on, fan running
No video output
Replaced mboard battery - no change
Can hear a HDD access, but not the usual lengthy chuntering

I'm thinking a mboard failure?

Is it terminal, doctor?

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monkeylizard

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You didn't mention any beep codes. Many BIOSes still follow these original IBM standards. YMMV, but no beep code usually means time for a new PC. Before chucking it out the window, pop the case open and be sure all the cables are plugged in tight. Then try again. Good luck. [Frown]

You can also try re-seating the CPU. Just take it off, then put it back in again.

{ETA: The power should be off and unplugged for any of that. If you have a ground strap, use it. I've never bothered, but I know some who swear by them.}

[ 06. January 2010, 19:07: Message edited by: monkeylizard ]

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Qoheleth.

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...and a sound as of sheer silence.

No POST bleeps. Cables & CPU waggled.

Just as I feared
[Waterworks]

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Snags
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Qoheleth, absolute most likely is PSU. I know you're going to say "But lights, fans ...", however, it's incredibly common for modern PSUs to only partially lunch themselves, such that there's enough oomph to power the mobo tell-tale, and even spin up fans, but not enough to actually juice the system properly.

If you have a multimeter, check the 5v and 12v outputs (on an ATX PSU you'll need to short Pin 14 to earth (any of the black ones) with a paperclip - obviously only do this if you know what you're doing).

Even better, if you have a known-good PSU spare, swap it in.

9 times out of 10 when I see a lights+fan but no POST system, it's the PSU not the mobo. Of course, 1 out of 10 it is the mobo, but ...

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Latchkey Kid
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Always check the PSU (generalisation). A spare is cheap unless you want fancy and worth keeping in reserve. You don't have to take out the old one to test. Just change over the cables.

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Could also be memory gone bad. I had a very similar problem - fans spinning, LEDs on motherboard lit up, but otherwise dead as a dodo and no beeps at all.

Dismantled the whole thing and re-assembled twice to no avail. Replaced motherboard, processor, still nothing. Out of desperation, removed one of the two sticks of RAM - bingo, booted up. Put the first stick back in, on it's own - dead again. Two new sticks of RAM, all was well.

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Snags
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Quick test for dodgy RAM, as long as you have at least a beeper connected, is to pull the whole lot and try to boot. System should bitch about there not being any [Smile]

The other diagnostic gotcha is that some boards have "speech reporting" where, instead of using the old beeper, they use the onboard sound to give spoken error information. If you've been ripping it apart to test, you probably won't bother to reconnect the main speakers just to check for boot ... (although I doubt that's pertinent for Q's problem).

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monkeylizard

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+1 to everything that Snags said.

But at 5-6 years old, you should be looking for an excuse for a new one. [Smile]

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ken
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All what they said - but check that the video output isn't broken as well [Biased]

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Jengie jon

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I am in the process of designing a website. This is fun not work, honest. We have a picture and for the website we want to work with colours that harmonise with the picture. I can get the colours off the picture. What I want to know is firstly which safe colours are closest to the actual colours and then want to work with with playing with colours that compliment that once I have it. Anyone know of such a gadget on the web.

Jengie

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Qoheleth.

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Thanks for the advice so far.

I've taken the hint and bought a new base unit from The Purple Temple - probably the only sale he made on a desolate snow-bound evening. I'll try swapping out the old PSU this weekend to at least recover stuff off the HDD. Or I guess I could put the old HD into an external USB case? caddy?

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monkeylizard

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First, congrats on the new rig.

quote:
Originally posted by Qoheleth.:
Or I guess I could put the old HD into an external USB case? caddy?

Or plug it into the new PC as a second drive, if you can. I'm guessing that your old HDD is an EIDE drive (uses one of those wide ribbon cables to connect to the motherboard). Your new PC may or may not have an EIDE port. If it does, (or if the old drive and the new PC both use SATA) you're in luck. Plug it in. You may have some jumpers on the rear of the HDD to set it to be either "Cable Select" or "Slave". Either should be fine. You'll be fine to disconnect the CD/DVD if it's using the EIDE. You won't need it to copy from the old HDD to the new one.

If your new PC has no EIDE port, then a USB case isn't a bad option.

Short of that, find a friend with a PC that has EIDE ports and slave your old drive in his/her PC. Then copy your data to CD/DVD or to USB thumb drive(s). It's cheaper than a USB caddy.

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lilBuddha
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Jengie,
Web safe colour chart

Colour chart with colour schemes.

Another colour chart.

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Qoheleth.

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Thanks for all the ideas. No IDE port available, so been playing with an ICYBOX tonight. [Smile]

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Jengie jon

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Thanks.

Eventually found this website and tonight Adobe's Kuler which actually does what I want to do very easily.

Jengie

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rufiki

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Right, so my laptop battery is no longer holding its charge because I didn't let it drain often enough when it did. Two questions:

  • If I don't replace the battery, will my laptop still work indefinitely when plugged into the mains?
  • If I do have to replace the battery, is there a better place to get one than the Dell website (where it seems to cost half the price of a new laptop [Eek!] )?

Thanks muchly.

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Latchkey Kid
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I am replying on a laptop with no battery. They can. No battery does not reduce its life.

A new battery is $200 locally, or $88 on eBay from Hong Kong. It is not worth it for a 6yo laptop. For yours it may be a possibility.

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rufiki

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Thanks Latchkey Kid.

My laptop is a little over two years old, but I've never yet needed to use it away from a socket.

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Be careful with batteries on ebay... We've had a few that were sold as 'new' and turned out not to be... They just didn't hold their charge properly.
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Anyone use an external laptop fan cooler? What's your experience?

I've come across this Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 thingy, which has a fan and external speakers and is USB-powered.

Any thoughts? Thanks. [Smile]

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I appear to have the same malware problem as gryphin (this found via a google on another machine).

Is Superantispyware.com a reputable program? (I shan't link in case it isn't.)

Thurible

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I've been using SuperAntiSpyware for a year or two with no problems.

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Otter
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Anybody else follow along with Apple's iPad announcement event on-line? I have to admit that I did, although I'm not normally a big Apple fangirl. [Hot and Hormonal]

I'd be quite squealingly happy if I were to find one under my pillow, but not sure I'm willing to put down actual, y'know money on one.

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I did follow the news on a live-blogging site. Seems like just an over-grown iPod touch. The contract-less 3G is good and if the prices* in the screenshot of iBookstore are accurate then that'll be good too. I'm as susceptible as the next geek to a shiny new bit of tech but I can't quite see the niche for this.

($4.99 for some titles apparently)

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quote:
Originally posted by Otter:
I'd be quite squealingly happy if I were to find one under my pillow, but not sure I'm willing to put down actual, y'know money on one.

My feelings precisely!

I'm not sure how it can work as an eReader, since it has a backlit screen, and a lot of the point of eReaders is that they have paper-type screens that don't give you eyestrain.

I can't figure out how you can comfortably use that onscreen keyboard, since however you place it, it's going to be in the same plane as the screen - and I gather it doesn't have a stylus, so you can't handwrite onto it, or use it as a graphics tablet.

It's too big to go in a pocket or handbag, so it isn't going to replace your phone.

But is is pretty.

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monkeylizard

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I know that the tablets have been around for a while, but I can honestly say that I have never seen anybody use one outside of a doctor's office. For the life of me, I can't figure out what Apple was thinking with this. Too big for everyday travel. Too small for heavy work. Too bright for long reading. Is it meant to be their take on not just tablets, but netbooks too?

In the end, software will make or break it. The iPad will likely have a vast library of custom apps available. Same reason some really good phones just can't compete with the iPhone.

I think the marketing geniuses there could have come up with a better name for this new product. Will I be able to get an iPad with wings?

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No iBooks for UK

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I used my backlit PDAs for years for reading e-books, I'm still trying to adjust to the front-lighting on my Sony Reader, so the backlit LCD screen isn't an issue for me, personally. OTOH, I really like the power-thriftiness of e-paper screens.

I didn't realize at first that the iPad's battery is non-replacable. That I'm not enthused about, although the oldest iPod in the family died in other ways, and our second-oldest is still healthy at 4? 5? years old.

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Jengie jon

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Expertise required as I am drowning in information. Firstly some information about me, I can write both Html and CSS fairly well. My own website (see sig) is almost entirely written using those except the menus which are Java Script and I cheated with. I claim no skill with JavaScript.

I am presently starting to create a website with a friend. She also has basic html and css skills but as a rule I do the visual stuff including layout and she writes the content which is playing to our strengths.

I have written a layout for the pages, using html and a css page where you just need to copy and past text into a couple of parts and link to a photo or map in the third, plus a title. There is a header across the top a footer with copyright information in it and a navigation bar down the side.

The problem I see is in keeping the navigation bar up to date. I really would like to automate this plus I think faced with my html she has lost confidence to put her text into the template at the right points.

Page wise, pages have normally two categorical groupings that cross. There is area: one of five and type: which is one of three. So fifteen categories in all and there is a sixteenth which is a general page.

I therefore thought we are looking at a content management system.

Now the questions:

1)Am I right in this supposition?

2)If I am which free one do you recommend.

Jengie

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quote:

I therefore thought we are looking at a content management system.

Now the questions:

1)Am I right in this supposition?

2)If I am which free one do you recommend.

Jengie

What you want to do suggests you do want a content management system, but your (current) scale is such that most of the obvious choices - Drupal, Jommla!, Mambo etc. - will be major overkill. Seems to me you want something small and simple, even basic, meaning in particular you don't really need a backend database or every feature under the sun.

Unfortunately, I have no direct experience of any such system, so can't make personal recommendations. But you might want to consider something like
CMSimple.

Alternatively, making use of a blog engine may suit you better How to set up Wordpress as a CMS

HTH.

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[ 03. February 2010, 00:35: Message edited by: jedijudy ]

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