We finally got power back at Ike plus 9 days, 18 hours. Sheesh.
Well, my area still has no power.
Only a little one-lung generator is keeping my chair up, and this laptop by
extension. Really fun. And, times like this are when EVDO earns its keep.
Unfortunately, Roddy is starting
to vibrate very slightly. Yep, it’s the HD bearings, but we’re
still not to the point of replacing it. The problems are still too minor to
effect anything. They are just something to keep an eye on—or rather, a
Lionel’s blog is
interesting, but he should’ve said that most users won’t notice the
issue. It’s not that they don’t have the overheating GPU, they simply
won’t notice it because the whole laptop runs warm. The BIOS update helps
some, but I still see 220F spikes while in Ghost Recon or Grid. Yes, that’s
220 degrees Fahrenheit! The funny part is that the temperature immediately
dives back to around 180. Bizarre!
Poor Roddy can’t catch a break; her new HD is starting
to sound like a tiny washing machine. Yep, the bearings are going north (I’m
a Southerner). It’s intermittent, but I can hear the upcoming train
Jesus! The Mini-note
is the only good idea HP has had this century! Why can’t they stick to printers
and scanners? J
beloved HP wouldn’t dain to grant me credit on bended knee!
Why has the A09 BIOS in Roddy (my M1530) suddenly
opted to hide the HD’s temperature sensor again? Just one of those Dell
mysteries that make me go “hmm,” sorta like Dell’s plan to
sell its factories. Excuse me Michael, but remember the lessons taught by the
fiasco of outsourcing service. That’s why you now have people like
Richard, to mop up the PR puddles. Contractors never fully share your goals!