Computers and Me
Spent half of last night resetting the network to better facilitate full-house coverage, because my hobbies with cramps and low grade misery are not as other people's and also, I got to get out a wrench and my screwdrivers. There is partial working, but still not enough.
After googling, here is what I have learned:
1.) Access point/repeaters are not cheap and wtf is the point of a second access point when you have to ethernet cable it to the first router? Call me crazy, but if I have to run a cable across the house to hook to the repeater to get coverage for that part of the house, the point of wirelessness is lost. And yes, I did ask if I could wire the walls and I can still hear the laughter.
There has got to be a better way to do this.
2.) Set up Shareport to hook the backup drive directly to the router. Way too slow--I call 1 MB/sec slow, God, the world I live in--but I want a NAS. Badly. What I don't know is which one. I'm not philosophically opposed to RAID and I'd rather invest in an enclosure, but holy God, the choices. It would make my life easier if I could move all the media onto that and everyone plays with it from there. Not to mention backups.
3.) I am no closer to solving the problem with hooking the bluray and TV to the internet, both of which come with ethernet, and so far as I can tell, neither have the ability to use a USB wireless adapter. What the fuck? First world problems whatever, if they are going to create tech that actually requires internet access to update it--and the bluray has to be updated or it won't work--then either give it internal wireless or fucking make an adapter. People who buy things like this are tech sluts. We will do this happily. We like buying these things to play with and figuring out how it's set up. Good God.
4.) Testing of the fans with the Targus cooler continues. Results, not screenshoted, just remebered.
A.) I ran it with Winrar, which is a dark hell of darkness on CPU use. Everything kept pretty cool except the CPU chips, with a top temp of 94 until I adjusted the notebook cooler so the fans were running directly beneath tehe CPU, at which time it went to and stayed at 83 average. Despite this, the bottom remained relatively cool. Winrar ran for an hour before it was done, then everything went back down to settle around 63.
2.) I can flip off my internal fan and run it with just the notebook pad with no degradation in performance or overheating, unless I'm using the CPU heavily. The following programs are open: Winword, iTunes, Firefox, Trillian, and my Soundblaster Expresscard. The biggest offenders are the Expresscard and iTunes running for CPU use together, while Firefox takes the most memory.
Things Not Computer Related
Cramps. Send help. Send like, IDK, porn, okay? Or the Marines. Same diff.
I need an emo!Adam icon to express my pain. Or a Pete Wentz. Something with darkness of soul combined with minimalism