what a week for hardware carnage:

  • oil seepage from the back of the head, near the headgasket (loose headbolts or a headgasket, a compression test will tell for sure)
  • right front adjustable strut, $300 new. i blame the 696w->telegraph/lodge/northwestern exit warzone/fiasco
  • motherboard’s dead: ALL 5v+ atx connectors are melted.

    server is acting up at home. segfaults galore. machine won’t post after a while, so i began to rip it apart and ‘transition’ it to older backup hardware and discover the connector failure. everything is up and running on the old hardware

    ED, server has been up longer now than all night:

    nick@server:~$ uptime
    03:23:50 up 41 min, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.02, 0.00

  • atx power supply dead (see above)
  • digital camera on the plink.

    in an attempt to photograph the carnage above, the camera takes pictures like this (it’s a keyboard)

  • xbox: no video.
    ED: Xbox is fine, a disconnected cable that I didn’t see.

either way, it’s just stuff, frustrating that it all died at once.

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