Archive for September, 2010


Another stone dead PC

Got another PC for repair.
This one stopped working after a sudden power failure.
Specs are:
CPU: AMD Sempron (unknown, was too lazy to take the heatsink off), Socket 754
MB: ASRock KBNF4G-SATA2 (Or K8BNF4) (nForce, with built in GF6100 GPU)
RAM: AM1 512MB DDR
HDD: Excelstor 80GB IDE
PSU: Codegen 300W

Totally stone dead, no beeps (even without RAM). Fans run, but nothing more.
Tried clearing CMOS, swapping PSUs, tried running with only RAM & CPU (& built in VGA) but the system remained totally dead.
Probably the crappy Codegen PSU did not like the sudden power failure or maybe a power surge went through it and killed something on the board. The PSU still works through, voltages seem to be in spec.

Another system bites the dust. Good for parts only.

Problems solved

All seems to be in order now. Posts open as they should and ReCaptcha for the comments has been fixed.
Also, any old links to ddscentral.co.cc should now redirect to ddscentral.org.
My new email also appears to be working properly.

So, the transfer to a new domain is now officially complete.

New domain is live.

My new domain, ddscentral.org is now live.
There are still some issues (like posts not opening and comments not working) but they will be resolved soon.

Note regarding my email:
dds@ddscentral.co.cc will still remain active but will forward to dds@ddscentral.org (my new email).
same applies to the junkbox@ddscentral.co.cc.

Will update when the issues are resolved.

Temporary outage and site changes

My new domain is now registered but it will take a while to setup the site to use the new domain.
The site might be offline for up to one day.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

New domain.

I’ve finally made a decision to get a proper second level domain (instead of co.cc).
The new domain will be “ddscentral” under one of the major TLDs:
no, not ddscentral.com (already registered, but without any IP)
no, not ddscentral.net (not my kind)
so, it will be ddscentral.org.

So, if domain registration goes smoothly, the blog will soon have a new location (and I will have a new email).

I also plan to create a new (second) blog in my native language (not English).

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