Linked by Scott Cabana on Thu 2nd Dec 2004 20:18 UTC
Editorial A couple of days ago, I read an interesting article by Kevin Kostis about how complex computer systems are and how they have a long way to go. I have to partly agree with his assessment, however a lot of folks don't take the time to learn about there own investment.
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by peragrin on Fri 3rd Dec 2004 02:02 UTC

First yes I know peregrine vs peragrin. 8 out of 10 places I visit on the net though have a peregrine. peragrin however is very rarely taken. A slight spelling error that i can live with.

The tools weren't bad, but don't forget to add to that collection. A boot disk(possibly both floppy based, and cd based) usually a system disk, If your repairing a machine, a disk with a separate virus scanner, Hard drive repair utilities. Granted all that stuff can be found online, but if your only machine is the one that is down you are screwed.

throw in about a dozen misconceptions people have about electronic boards and you can easily see why people don't like to touch the inside of their computer. I don't mind, but have found a liking for smaller more tightly integrated machines with high levels of craftsmanship. That's just a personal preference though, and that's all.

Though if I need to swap out drives or components I can and do that. In fact i am going to have to find a Firewire card to add soon. Just a five minute project. Hopefully nothing will break on the Windows box. Then again I do have nearly everything backed up current, getting ready for my Annual Windows Weekend Install Marathon. AW WIM. Before you go it doesn't take a weekend to install Windows. Well your forgetting about 15 gigs worth of games, and other programs that need to be installed from scratch as well.