Dev is back
Dev is back up I see. Not that iMen were even told officially that it had gone down in the first place…
Don’t forget about cooling, computers need air
I spent most of Sunday converting the part of my desk which used to house two drawers into a computer Unit to free up some legroom under the desk.
I managed to build in a false floor under which the remarkable tangle of cables for my 8 point home network, surround sound audio cables etc. can be hidden. It was made of black ash MDF to match the desk and fits perfectly with a slot in the back for cables to discretely disappear, supported by two carefully cut supports.
I unplugged everything so I could relocate the box then wired everything back up which took about 15 minutes. It all looked neat and tidy and my main tower fits perfectly next to the subwoofer, router and switch.
I booted up the computer and it was just sat there playing music and displaying the gmatrix screensaver when Ubuntu froze and bombed out. Upon rebooting the machine the CPU temperature was reading a 75 degrees C and was probably hotter than that when it crashed.
I’d completely neglected to build in any ventillation. The hot air was pumping out of the back of the box and getting trapped in a black wooden box where the temperature built up and it overheated. The aluminium case was hot to the touch.
I think I’ll have to take the back off the desk to allow airflow and hope it doesn’t fall apart!
Running out of Petrol
The petrol gauge on my car can be a bit tempremental so I try and keep it reasonably well topped up. But this morning I got in the car and the fuel light came on. I was already running a little late but I dashed to the other side of town to the Petrol Station.
When I got to the petrol station I realised I didn’t have my wallet so had to drive home to fetch it. I then went back to the petrol station and filled up.
On the way to work I got stuck behind three lorries and wait for two trains and by the time I arrived I was 40 minutes late.
I probably could have got to work on the fuel left in the car.
In other news
Friday night was speech day at BGS which was traditionally dull. The special guest was an ex BGS pupil who discovered a gene related to obesity, she was the most interesting person talking all night.
However, it was worth sitting through the speeches to a) get my hands on the Dirk Gently Omnibus (I won the Computing Prize and it was my Prize) and b) go to the pub with djkoa
I also made a final decision not to retake any of my maths A Level and got to see a lot of people who’ve been at Uni all term.
P.S. Deepest Sender is very cool