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I get funny dreams again and again

New computer works! Yay! (except for a residual problem with the serial ports which could be a pain if we can't fix it before I want to sync the Palm). I'm cross-eyed at the moment from writing loads of envelopes by hand for BiCon. I haven't achieved a lot else today, but at least I'm feeling relatively normal, if tired. I hope this means my dream will make a little bit more sense than the kind of feverish ones I had where I was probably some kind of filing system with a lot of different shades of yellow paper. The thing I hate about those ones is that I feel at the time that it's very important to remember them because it will be so useful...

Last night's dream was me trying to defend the Houses of the Four Pleasures from people who wanted to set off their self-destruct sequences. There are four houses for the different kinds of pleasure, you see, which are essentially sex, drugs, rock and roll, and being waited on hand and foot. I don't know why they were built with self-destruct buttons, though. As I said at the time, people who build in a self-destruct button always want to use it - which would explain the outcome of a lot of Bond-type movies.

Oh and the houses were built in a square round a garden. I assume the rock and roll house was well soundproofed, as it was a nice quiet garden. I may try to visit it again...

Off to bed, now.

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babysimon
25th Mar, 2002 08:03 (UTC)
Sulk.

Everybody else's dreams are far more interesting than mine.
princealbert
1st Apr, 2002 06:10 (UTC)
residual problem with the serial ports
old piece of computing hell that revisits us...

crap fact:
Serial ports 1 and 3 are tied together and use IRQ4
Serial ports 2 and 4 are tied togethor and use IRQ3

In plain English you will have problems if different devices use the same IRQ at the same time. For instance a mouse on port1 and a modem on port3 will scramble the modem everytime the mouse is used.

This was becoming less of a problem with the introduction of PS/2 mice, and USB devices. Until digital cameras, MP3 players and PDAs started being sold with the cheaper serial port cables than USB.

Solutions:
If you have the option of a PS/2 mouse port, use it!
You can change the port allocations in BIOS, be careful with this tho.

If you're completly stuck get my home phone number from ciphergoth and give me a call.






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