Thursday, August 10, 2006


Cheer up, said the voice
There is the old joke about a guy feeling just terrible. things are not going his way, and he just feels like hanging it all up. About that time, a voice from above advises, "Cheer up, things could be worse." So he does, he cheers up and, sure enough, things get worse.

Things are worse, or at least no better. The sleeping pill (trial day 2) keeps me awake, I cannot get rested and I ache (had to tow in children yesteday when a storm came up). And it goes on.

The Geek Squad was here to fix my wife's computer (3rd visit, still have the problem). He (he of the title Geek) commented that I do not have a power souce plugged into my USB hub and that I am running it off the mother board (interesting, I knew the word mother would end up in this blog...but I digress) and that this would lead to the mother (there it is again) board burning out. So I plugged in a power source (so I cheered up) and, sure enough, now the damn hub doesn't work at all. I now cannot down load pictures from my camera.

Another wise bit of advise came out of the Viet Nam war (why am I not surprised that I got involved in that one as well?). Declare victory and go home, folks would say. Perhaps that can work for me now.

So, at the risk of playing the pity card: I've written a blog for today...and I still feel more like I do now than I did before.

Paddle safe...and get plenty of restful sleep so you can down load stuff on your computer. Remember, you are a winner.

DS

14 comments:

JohnB said...

I'm not a geek, though I sometimes play one--is there a switch on your USB hub that has 2 positions, one being "self" and the other position being "bus"? If so, did the little geek guy tell you to move it to the other position when you added the external power source? If he didn't then fire him too!

If you are using the USB hub to simultaneously connect more than one device to your computer, there's a good chance that you need the external power source. But, if only powering one device, then you should be ok without the power adapter. Personally, I'd use the power adapter, but make sure it is the proper adapter.

What make and model is it?

derrick said...

i don't own a computer. . .

JohnB said...

Derrick doesn't own a computer??? He probably doesn't, they're all owned by his business!

Can't BS the BSer!!!

Silbs said...

It is a Belkin and doesn't work with or without the power now. It used to work fine without the power and I ran everything I owned throught it. All I can think of is that the power cord (not the original) didn't step down or something and smoked the whole thing.

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leslie said...

I got the middle-aged computer blues (riff)
It don't matter what I do.

leslie said...

I got the middle-aged computer blues (riff)
It don't matter what I do.

leslie said...

I got the middle-aged computer blues (riff)
It don't matter what I do.

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leslie said...

I got the middle-age computer blues (riff)
It don't do what I want it to.
Ask your geek man, to do what he can,
But what he does is just no good.
(place bluesy guitar part here)