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#1 tsadel


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Posted 29 January 2010 - 06:29 AM

Hello all;
I guess it is only courtesy to introduce myself. I worked for some time as a screw-driver jockey in South Aus, doing work in an old established private shop for some years after Win98B. I'm no code hacker, but was moderately successful in solving arcane problems - e.g. Failure of a dual pentium server to initialise both processors on start-up until a reboot after running for some minutes. The problem had foxed several large I T departments, but seemed obvious to me.
Like probably many here, I take pleasure in tinkering, [which is why I don't have a Mac;-)]. I have never`fixed' anything that wasn't broken, but the complexities of umpteenth generation OS's, and the myriad of permutations of hardware and software mean that I often get a chance to refresh my `skills';-)
I'm just browsing at the moment. but to an old Fido and Usenet junky from the nineties, this reminds me of the old co-operation and sharing before the information goat-track became the world-wide-shopping mall. I just hope i can contribute as well as benefit.
Best wishes to all

p.s: The dual -processors? Seemed like a temperature related timing fault, likely cause, corrosion on one of the sockets/pins. Pulling the processors and swapping sockets [with attention to cleaning/refitting heat-sinks] solved it in a flash, and it didn't come back. 5 mins - the guy was as impressed that the owner didn't charge him as he was by our ending his 3 month search for a solution. If only problems were always that straight-forward....

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:32 AM

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