Monday, July 17, 2017

Tennis Scroll Saw Pattern.
Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon singles title Sunday. He made it look easy with his 
6-3, 6-1, 6-4 win over Marin Cilic. 

I have not designed many tennis patterns over the years so I thought I would do one tonight. There is a male and female pattern and they are pretty simple.


Rant: Computer issues.

I have owned and repaired computers since the early 80's. They are actually pretty simple machines as far as hardware goes. There just are not that many parts in a PC. This makes them easy to troubleshoot and repair most of the time. Notice I said most of the time.

I have several computers but my main machine is where 90% of the work I do for the blog get's done. That machine is having an issue not always wanting to boot. It won't even POST. I have gone through most of the troubleshooting process with no joy. I still have a couple more things to try but it's starting to look like the mother board may be failing. Right now the machine is up and running but when I turn it off again it probably won't come back up. 

When I said earlier that computers are easy to repair that's because we do not troubleshoot to the component level. If we suspect a power supply is bad we just replace the whole power supply. That's where my problem is now. I suspect the mother board is failing but the way to find out is to replace it. Big pain in the rear.  

 It's 4 am and I'm getting ready to power this thing down. I think I'll reset the CMOS  and try to boot up. If that doesn't work I'm pretty much down to the mother board.

There is no reason for me to tell you this story. I'm just ranting. It's not making me feel better but maybe some remote sympathy from you guys will ease my pain.   Wish me luck.

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