Friday, July 01, 2005

Older ThinkPad Redux

Oddly enough, my older IBM ThinkPad— the obsolete one, the one that's been demoted to a glorified typewriter— came back to life, after going out on me yesterday. Screen is working on it once again. For the time being. But if I'm smart, I'll back up anything on it that hasn't already been backed up. If it dies, it wouldn't be the first time a computer has conked out on me for good after giving advance warning.

And last time that happened to me (April 1998), no, I didn't think to do that backup thing between the first signs of trouble and the inevitable last gasp.

On other computer fronts, I just installed an updated Linux kernel on my newer ThinkPad. Which went fine, but so much for my uptime. ;-)



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