nitrous oxide

I should definitely be sleepin', but I’m attemptin' t' solve a problem with me “server” that I’ve stitched together. I snagged on auld IBM on a deal and I’ve installed a Windows Server 2003 evaluation copy that MS sent me so I can play and learn, pass the grog! Well, thin's were runnin' smoothly fer a few days. Walk the plank! And swab the deck! I were bein' usin' it as a file server and I had already dumped me MP3 collection t' it, but now it won’t boot. I think it’s a driver issue, but that doesn’t even make sense. It’s an older 3com card and I’ve used it in a LOT o' different systems before, but th' driver wasn’t signed fer 2k3, only Win2k and XP. Ahoy, to be sure! Stupid OS won’t even boot t' Safe Mode though fer me t' solve th' issue though, by Blackbeard's sword. I can get Safe Mode with a command prompt, but thats about it. It were bein' workin' fine though is what really irks me. And hoist the mainsail! Shiver me timbers! I did attempt t' install terminal services tonight though, so it’s somethin' related t' that I’m sure.

In better news, I got a major system upgrade today! Out with th' Athlon 1800+ and in with th' 2500+. And while I’m at it, out with th' 256MB o' PC2100 memory and in with th' 512MB stick o' PC3200. WOW is all I can say! Yaaarrrrr! Definitely a noticeable difference in speediness o' applications. I hope t' get a chance t' play some BF1942 soon and note that speed difference there.I think I’m actually goin' t' attempt t' o'er clock this one as soon as I get meself a nice aftermarket cooler, by Davy Jones' locker. For now I’m usin' th' auld one from th' 1800+ with stock clock and multiplier settin's and its a nice 47C degrees, so no complaints.

Well it’s off t' bed I go. If ye’re interseted in performin' a hardware upgrade like this yourself, ye should check out me article fer today on GetOffTheComputer.com, it can be found here.