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The black smoke issuing from my computer was a valuable diagnostic aid

Yes, I had a scary moment last night. The case for the linux computer my nephew Greg and I put together a few weeks ago – I’m using the computer initially for writing my book – came with a little board with eight LEDs that dance in joy when the computer starts. Those wires shorted, melting their insulation and making me realize I don’t yet have a backup routine for the computer.

After disconnecting the melted wires and cracking a window in my home office, all is well.

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One Response to “The black smoke issuing from my computer was a valuable diagnostic aid”

  1. You gave me a turn, David — I was afraid it was the PowerBook!


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