2007
06.25

Geek time!

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I can’t quite believe it myself, but I actually managed to complete an overdue task today! My poor laptop has been groaning with effort to cool itself down recently, sounding quite unwell. Today I finally got around to taking it apart (involving about 1000 screws) and took the fan out to clean it, and the heat sink it blows through. Look how much crap I got out of it:
dirt

Ok, it may not look like much, but bear in mind the fan is only about 3cm in diameter. Anyway, it seems to be feeling much better now! I did it while vigorously tapping my foot on Oliver’s bouncy chair, and I had set Thomas watching his “brainy baby” DVD. Actually Thomas was really good – he was very interested in the interior of my laptop but kept his fingers out when ordered to.

The only worrying thing is that there was no leftover screw which is obligatory whenever you take something apart and put it back together again.

Also, I haven’t reported on books and tv programmes etc for a while, so here goes. I’ve just read “The Water Method Man” by John Irving, and am currently reading “Familes and How to Survive them” by John Cleese and his therapist, who I can’t remember the name of. Thomas still loves “My Best Friend Bob” by Georgie Ripper, and any Elmer books from the library (David McKee). As for TV, I live for “House” on thursday evenings, and still love CSI. Thomas really likes “Something Special” and “Boogie Beebies” with the occasional dose of “Tikkabilla” and “Doodle-do” – all BBC, of course!

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