Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged

I reserve the absolute privilege to be right, wrong, misinformed, arbitrary, imbecilic and inarticulate.


As well as returning home to no broadband yesterday evening, there was an eerie silence in the dining room, the room where I keep my desktop PC and after a brief whirring of fans when I pressed the power button, the silence continued.  No beeping from the BIOS, nothing sent to screen, just a depressing silence.  I’m hoping that it’s the PSU and a friend is cannibalising an old machine to get at the 400w ATX PSU and is going to bring it over at the weekend and we will give it a shot.  If it’s not that then I can only think it must be the BIOS battery?

The machine is about 4 years old and I’ve never had any significant problems with it and 4 years seems to be more than long enough to take it for granted.  My work spreadsheet is on there, my iPod syncs podcasts via that machine, the external HDDs I use for backup are attached, printer, webcam, phone backups, NOF, Photoshop and a myriad of other stuff that you don’t think twice about until you no longer have access to it.  It’s also the machine I use to play poker, I have tried it on the laptop and it’s not good, a little lack of precision with the touchpad and I ended up folding instead of raising with AK, didn’t have a huge effect on the tournament I was playing, but next time, if there is one, who knows?  But I am grateful to have access to the laptop, internet and some online backups and have a choice about playing and keep my records somewhere close to being up to date.