Thank you for the condolences (both here and private), they are much appreciated.
Yesterdip I methodically debugged a poorly-working computer that I had built 6 years ago, and figured out that its failure to work was from a memory module that I installed a couple months ago. That's good, now it will work reliably again!
Only no. After getting it to thoroughly pass the memory test, the machine wouldn't actually boot into Linux anymore, nor would it boot from an install CD or Live USB or whatever. It got stranger and stranger as I kept trying different versions of Linux install and/or recovery disks, including ones I know for sure had worked on that machine in the past. I eventually had to conclude that I broke something in that computer during the several times I had it open to move memory sticks around diagnosing which had the defect.
So ch*rp. I didn't lose any data, but it seems that computer will now not work without a new motherboard, processor, memory, and maybe a new CPU cooler fan and video card. That's a rather painful punishment for doing something mysterious (and presumably stupid) the details of which will probably never be revealed.
I believe that this is the first drawing where the wheelstick is a real thing (2009 or 2010), from a comic I made: image
I like the hovering fish (if that's what it is) and the extra-large resistor.
Eternal Density wrote:I was home alone yesterdip, so I did the thing / [video, and lyrics]
That was great fun, thanks! Your OTT-lyrics fit really well to the original, I think.
addams wrote:oh, dear; I have a very high post count.
Gee, so you do. Rivalling @BlitzGirl
, in fact
And we got an accurate boat prediction way back in NP237
Hey yeah! I had hitherto only noticed the prediction at OTT:253:30
ggh wrote: mscha wrote:
As far as
is concerned, I think it simply means ‘health’[…]
Alternatively, it could be the beanie telling Cugan it's “healthy”, whatever it is they're eating
That's an intriguing theory. I'd put its plausibility between the original 'cream' theory and my 'plant-species name / yarrow' theory. I will again invoke the argument that: Teaching nouns is pretty easy, if the noun is a physical thing
that you can point to, or by using pictures. Since these Beanies
are from a culture that has been involved in the evacuation of
many people from the doomed lowlands, there is even a decent
chance that these particular Beanies have done some language-
teaching or -learning with other strangers.
and assert that nouns make up the majority of words that any non-Unglish-speaking Beanies would attempt to teach Cuegan.
azule wrote:I finally read the fullness of your page […]
Oh uh, hmm. Another thing I haven't finished.
I really had a lot to write about each of those 15 or so sections, but I kinda ran out of steam. Or did I run out of yarrow-paste? So please disagree to whatever extent is prudent, in the interest of science-iness and all that.
I like the Threadmark chapter
, @Eternal Density