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April 5th, 2017

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 06:44 pm
I have been having one of my occasional computer meltdowns.

It started with my PC making a strange buzzing noise when I tried to listen to music. I put up with this for a while. Then it started to slow down, as if either I didn’t have enough RAM (one can never have quite enough RAM, but at 8MB (or is it 16?) I do have enough for most purposes). Or it could have been a messed up PSU or a grabby background program. Still don’t know which.

So I tried to put it right, but it got worse and worse, and in the end I have had to reinstall the operating system, and then reinstall my major programs, assuming I can remember what they are. Thankfully I’ve a record of most of the reference numbers, and I pay for M$ Office 365, so I can install that as much as I want. Until my eyes bubble, as they say. Reinstalling Win 10 was a minor pest, but I found how I could do it without annoying my poor sad brain.

Now I’m reinstalling my Campaign Cartographer files, which is a program for designing cities, overland areas and dungeons for roleplaying games. It’s a great program, but seriously takes a lot of installing as it comes in little sections which have to be installed in the right order or they go weird. Pretty maps, though. Very nice for the gamer who likes maps. My Mum, who loved maps, would have adored it.