Things I really didn't need, #1
I came into work this morning, turned on the monitor, and tapped the NumLock key on the keypad (my favourite way of rousing a PC from its slumbers - I have the screen power down after 15 minutes - NumLock is a corner key and so easy to hit, won't send unexpected input to any program, provides immediate feedback, and is less obnoxious than CapsLock).
The NumLock indicator on the keyboard didn't toggle. The 3 finger salute did nothing. The reset button didn't work. Hmmm ... interesting. The power button was not working either.( ...Collapse )
The silly thing is, this machine was due to be replaced tomorrow. Its replacement (a scary looking Dell workstation jobbie with an internal wind tunnel cooling setup) has been sitting in the tech support guy's office for a month.
In the meantime, I've now got full 32-bit colour at 1920x1200, thanks to the changed graphics card, and the processors run at 1600 MHz rather than the 1200 MHz of the dead machine, so in some respects, it's an improvement.