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17 July 2012 @ 10:15 pm
Computer problems part 2 + icon notes  
Sooo it looks like my registry cleaning kinda helped with the whole freezing issue, but I'm still getting random Blue Screens of Death and reboots. The BSOD I usually get mentions memory and from reading stuff from others having experienced these things I'm leaning towards a faulty RAM stick now. Which is bad because I really don't know how to deal with hardware, I'm a software guy k? ;_; I'll still try this myself though cause what IT student would just give up and take the thing to a repair shop? NOT ME, YOU HEAR THAT! :P Nope, I'm going to open my computer and remove one ram stick at a time to see which is the faulty one and then I guess I'll replace it. I'm actually a bit excited too cause hey an opportunity to learn more about this side of computers that has been the most unfamiliar area to me this far. Well good for me for focusing on the bright side, no? :D

Anyway if this doesn't work I'll probably just buy a new one cause really there's no point in taking this rusty old machine to an overpriced rep shop anymore and I've wanted a laptop anyway so this would be a perfect excuse. That might take some time though and I can't work that well on a computer that reboots randomly all the freaking time so if I'll be less online now and possibly have to skip some of my icon challenges, this is the reason. Too bad cause what I've made for the current round at farscape_20in20 this far is pretty neat imho!

Oh and when I get this fixed, I plan on posting all my turbo_rumble round 7 icons + farscapelims icons and new versions of them (modified according to the concrit they got!). I'm really proud for getting bronze at the LIMS though, of course I would have liked to win but I actually got a lot further than I expected (there were many more specific competitors I was sure I'd lose to). Excited about the next round though, it's sooo close, I'm definitely signing up :)

Oh, and about turbo_rumble - why don't you all participate? New round is here and there's plenty of time to still sign up :) FOUR THEMES MADE UP BY YOURS TRULY TOO, so make me feel good by giving them a try? :DDD



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ghanima sun: bsgghanimasun on July 17th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
Dude you still have plenty of of time to whip up some icons for farscape_20in20 ;)
Of course I say this as someone who hasn't even started theirs and might end up bowing out of this round too.

Also I love your excitement about farscapelims. The voting seems to have dropped off some as the participants get lower which is disappointing. But hopefully there will be a good turnout for Round 2!

And I'm definitely considering that turbo_rumble thing.
a random javascript function: faith monochromejsfunction on July 18th, 2012 09:44 am (UTC)
I know there's time, I'll try my best to get them done :) I've made some sets in just a few days in the past, but this time I'm actually using a lot of time and effort on them cause the unusual amount and talent of the participants creates peer pressure ;)

It's a bit sad that people often stop voting after they've been voted out (I guess), but I hope the new round will bring some new blood in too and many of the old ones too!
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a random javascript function: spock pop artjsfunction on July 18th, 2012 09:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! Ugh, I just keep running into stupid problems - it seems that the last time I opened my computer case for cleaning purposes I accidentally screwed one of the screws REALLY tightly into it and now I can't seem to unscrew it again :p I'm beginning to think this old machine is cursed...
jacquelee: John bluejacquelee on July 18th, 2012 12:09 pm (UTC)
Ugh, freezing and random blue screens of death. :( Been there, done that. But I normally solve that by buying a new computer, so I can only wish you luck with your attempt to try and do it yourself. *fingers crossed*

But I have to say, I kinda hate you just a tiny little bit right now. :( You KNOW I have to finish this insane amount of art for LOA and now your dangling this fantastic thingie right under my nose... ;)

Well, whatever...

Your themes are great btw, and I had ideas for pretty much all the themes right away. The idea of villains vs heroes is amazing. We should so do that at FS20in20. :)

And now I have to go back to trying to make 350 pieces of art in 3 days. And packing. And panicking. Most of all panicking. LOL

Edited at 2012-07-18 04:12 pm (UTC)
a random javascript function: john wwljsfunction on July 18th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks for wishing me luck! Can't say it started well though, I really wish I could afford fixing it your way :|

Haha, sorry for pimping this but I'm really glad you like the themes :) the general theme is awesome though and in FS context it would probably mean more Scorpy so I hear you!

Good luck for the challenge, don't panic too much! :> and thanks for reminding me, I really need to go comment on what you already posted!
Harperhappy_harper13 on July 20th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC)
Sounds like good problem solving skills with the computer. This totally goes against solving it on your own, but does your school have an IT help desk or something similar? Those are generally free.

Oh, and about turbo_rumble - why don't you all participate? New round is here and there's plenty of time to still sign up :) FOUR THEMES MADE UP BY YOURS TRULY TOO, so make me feel good by giving them a try? :DDD

Gah, I'm trying (and failing) to keep up with the iconquest challenges, but I might have to try this now.

Congrats on the LIMS!

Edited at 2012-07-20 03:40 pm (UTC)
a random javascript function: aeryn lims round 1 favoritejsfunction on July 20th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
Sounds like good problem solving skills with the computer. This totally goes against solving it on your own, but does your school have an IT help desk or something similar? Those are generally free.

Thanks, this is great to hear (especially from you!). Yeah we have an IT helpdesk. I have a feeling it's mostly meant for problems with the computers/other devices at the uni though, or with the various portals we use. But I could still check it if what I'm trying doesn't work, thanks for the tip!

And yay, it would be amazing if you participated there ^^