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March 12, 2016 by Jafo
It's that time of the year again.  I've been to the track to get my passes etc. .... for the 37th time in a row.

Albert Park [Melbourne] is just 5 days away.  I'm posted at Turn 6 Left [Comms] and Terry's at 5.8 Right [Trackie]

And to think I was 26 years old at that first one I did in 1980 - when Alan Jones was World Champion.

Gone are the days of push-starting Senna [on my own] in Adelaide - I'll leave nudging 700 kilos of F1 to someone younger...

With...
February 20, 2016 by Jafo
For anyone unsure..... think "To Kill A Mockingbird".

A more significant piece of literature in recent times there hasn't been.
December 29, 2015 by Jafo
Lead singer of Motorhead passed away at 70...from an 'aggressive cancer' apparently only diagnosed on Boxing Day.

 

R.I.P., Lemmy
December 28, 2015 by Jafo
 

For those wondering....The Easybeats....

....from the generation of fast-living Rock and Rollers....gone at 68.

 

 

 
November 26, 2015 by Jafo
A niece's computer is 'entertaining' me.

It's Win 10 [need I say more]....

I had this idea to boot into safe mode to do an sfc /scannow... as there appears to be 'issues'.

Now, getting into safe mode isn't the problem....did that....as far as the login.

Dunno what the password is....

"Fuck it", I said "I'll reboot back to 'normal'.

So I reboot....

...and I'm back at the safe mode login.

Yes, there are ways to hold shift...while ...
October 25, 2015 by Jafo
My 'mean' machine chucked a wobbly on Saturday....

Dunno what happened, but those wonderful BSODs referenced 'asmtxhci.sys' which is an ASUS USB3 driver.

I have a vague feeling it might have been caused by plugging in a mem card reader earlier that day.

Being a 'devoted' user of  True Image 15, I had incremental backups of the OS and a last full one that dated to Wednesday ... which is ultimately what I restored to.

Being clever, I also have in place ever...
July 15, 2015 by Jafo
July 13, 2015 by Jafo
Americans.....Canadians....Aussies....Males....Females....we have them 'all' this time. 

It's time once more to recognize those amongst us who have been seen "doing good things" in the World Of Skinning.

 

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May 31, 2015 by Jafo
....and you'd rather Microsoft didn't push it down your throat....

 

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/17/how-to-remove-windows-10-upgrade-updates-in-windows-7-and-8/

 

Microsoft.... it's actually polite to ask.
May 27, 2015 by Jafo
98 Rotten Tomatoes is a good indicator.

It's a heck of a ride from go to whoa....definitely a must-see.

Max has kinda a back-seat role to Charlize Theron's but she's much prettier, anyway.  It's worth it just to see her 'robotic' arm...it'll have you wondering if she cut off one 'for the cause'...

We saw it at the theatre at Highpoint....just a couple of miles from where Max's original Falcon was built at Duhig-Ford's Niddrie garage. ...
February 16, 2015 by Jafo
I 'really' only have it on my Laptop...[the 2 installs in VMware and VirtualBox don't really count]...

....and now Internet Explorer is in a death-spiral of crashing...and telling me it has...and telling me it will restart....and do I want to restore the last session...and then it crashes...and tells me it has....and telling me it will restart....

The IT Crowd will tell me to...

"turn it off and turn it on again..."

...which I'll try first....

 

...but I...
February 3, 2015 by Jafo
Following on with ID's thread re new PC build.... and I'd only hijacked Starkers' one to describe what I'd been doing to date...so here's my own thread with the ins and outs of what's what.

My old machine [also home-grown] was a [then] reasonably OK machine....

Lian Li PC-A6010 case [black]

Antec TruePower Quattro 1000w PSU

ASUS P6T-se  X58 i7 MoBo

Intel i7 920 2.66Ghz LGA1366 CPU

12G OCZ Triple [6x2G] PC12800 DDR3 Gold Ram

CoolerMaster V8 CPU Co...
December 31, 2014 by Jafo
It's time once again to recognize those amongst us who have been "doing good things" in the World Of Skinning.

 

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December 14, 2014 by Jafo
Always seem to get sidetracked when I'm wandering around YouTube....

Kinda liked this one, though...
October 23, 2014 by Jafo
No matter how clever you are with doing backups...and even redundancy backups....

There comes a time when it all goes pear-shaped.

Simplest error - 'CRC'

Cyclic Redundancy Check - Error.

 

What happened....

I noticed a Syncback log showing a file-backup failure due to a CRC error.

I checked and found the same file had caused the True Image backup of the drive to fail.

I didn't have an even vaguely recent copy of the file....it was a still-to-be-worked-on ...