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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.

 

APPRENTICE:

Destrohelix :- http://forums.wincustomize.com/user/5545686

Mindy43 :- http://forums.wincustomize.com/user/182608

nairb13 :- http://nairb13.wincustomize.com/ 

 

MASTER APPRENTICE:

c31marius :- http://forums.wincustomize.com/user/4648714

Picco14 :- http://www.wincustomize.com/users/3656279/Picco14

 
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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 ...
July 11, 2014 by Jafo
Now and then.... just sometimes....you really HAVE TO DO IT....

Dave's been here forever.....he's a good bloke [and that counts]....

It's not a seasonal promotion...but a specific one...that was met with a crescendo of agreement from all....

 

So say cheers to our newest Journeyman....Dave ...
June 17, 2014 by Jafo
It's Mid-Year Promotions time again,

Time to recognize Contributors to the World Of Skinning with some timely and well-deserved Promotions....

EDIT....clever me needs new specs.....I missed a few.  Cheers to all....

 

Apprentice:

HansUlrich - http://www.wincustomize.com/users/5126725/HansUlrich

JoeyW8 - http://www.wincustomize.com/users/5747081/JoeyW8

mholup - http://www.wincustomize.com/users/5879059/mholup

PapaBravo - http://www.wincustomize.com/users/3...
February 8, 2014 by Jafo
As some will know....I've been doing the hand-me-down process with computers after getting a Core 2 Duo for $6.40 that was better than several machines I already had.

Now, one of them is a sad old P4 1.6 with 1gig of ram and a 20gig HD.... running Win 7 Pro 32.

And there's the trouble...the little HD ....the OS was 'struggling' [to put it mildly].

A little proggy called 'scanner' a pie-chart display of disk usage [files] soon made it well and truly clear....

F...
January 31, 2014 by Jafo
As we get 'older' we tend to come across real cars....versus kiddies' speed racers aka cop bait/hoon cars.

This is one I sat in tonight....

Again I don't 'fit' ...it's designed to suit a 6'6" type...so I couldn't reach the pedals....

The other one I couldn't fit into was a D-Type Jaguar replica ... my knees hit the dashboard.

Dang it....I want one that fits!

BTW the Jag owner is building a Daytona Cobra....and I might just be able to fit int...
January 23, 2014 by Jafo
I took a hole pile of 'junk' to a 'thrift shop' called Savers today....bit of a New Year's clean-up.....which entitled me to a 20% discount on anything I bought there....

I found a little desktop PC that said 'for parts only'...for $8 ....and looked inside [it's a pop-top] and said 'what the heck....can't lose...even if it's fried' [it wasn't].

So.....$6.40 later....got it home....plugged various junk in....and fired it up.

No OS .... ...
January 17, 2014 by Jafo
They've been sitting there for yonks....many are copied records of very 'ex' members of Wincustomize....removed after somewhat 'extreme' anglo-saxon expletives....

 

But this one recalled a time 12 years ago...and it'll be here somewhere [12 years later] ....just a little tale of woes from back then....

It all started a few weeks ago.

My 5 year old washing machine had an identity crisis.  It wanted hence-forth to br known as an 'inert white objec...
January 5, 2014 by Jafo
OK...Holidays are over...time to get 'back-to-work'.....

It's also time to recognize contributors to the World of Skinning with some well-deserved promotion announcements.

Congratulations, one and all...

 

Apprentice:

bleumart :- http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/all/search/bleumart

Doortech1 :- http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/all/search/doortech1 

Fleescher01 :- http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/all/search/Fleescher01

hawk786 :-&nb...
December 30, 2013 by Jafo
Next year [it's 11 hours from now for me] Mine is to get on the Deadly Treadlie more....starting Day One.

I lost count of how many times I cycled in '13 ....probably because I can't even remember the last time...it was so long ago.

Ain't good enough.....not when you're pushing 60....

 

So....what's your resolutions? ...
December 30, 2013 by Jafo
Michael Schumacher is currently in Hospital in a coma after a skiing accident.

22 years of F1 didn't get him....hopefully this won't either.

I've 'known' him since he started in F1....even provided supporting evidence which ensured he won his first Championship [in Adelaide]...in my role as Race 'Observer'.

Some people could never warm to him...but like Seb....he's 'just' German.....they're a bit that way - serious/driven.

Can't deny hi...
December 8, 2013 by Jafo
But Kid Rock was better...

Saw them Tonight [Sunday] with 100,000 or so others in Melbourne [Etihad Stadium].

Kid Rock was the 'support'...but I preferred them to JBJ.... the accoustics were crap - certainly didn't help...and JBJ's mixer should have been shot...but maybe it was more the stadium than him...