For those of you who wish to see some sort of evidence of the size of our harvest of chillis, here is a photo. Please bear in mind that these are just the ones that we haven’t eaten yet.
In other news, my new bits arrived yesterday, and I installed them last night. The only significant problem that I encountered was Linux support for the video chipset on the motherboard, but the generic vesa drivers seem to work okay. Google is your friend, but you knew that already.
I left the computer off overnight and turned it on this morning with my fingers metaphorically crossed. Detecting IDE devices… and frozen. Turned off, turned back on again, everything’s fine. I’m trying to cross-reference this to what I know from my tests, and the only item that seems to have been present in all situations is the power supply, which is only a year old, and rated at 350W. So I guess that means this evening I’ll be pulling Karen’s out of her computer.
The “problem”, if you’d like to call it that, is that the temperature is dropping, and so the computer will be entering its “it’s winter, I’m going to behave” phase, which makes it hard to really figure out what’s going on.
And before you go off on a “Haha, Pete wasted all that money!” song and dance, last night I plugged my recording desk into the line-in and managed to record a nice high quality mix without any furriness or distortion. Which means that I can abandon Windows forever. Woo!
Ah, well. Happens.