Showing posts from May, 2011

Warnings of extreme cold

As is usual here in SA, the Winter is to arrive on Thursday. Reports of an approaching cold front have been broadcast on TV and Radio (702). Gauteng is to expect temperatures of 3C with a lot of wind. Where I am at the top of a slope of a hill, the wind chill can take the temperature down to -20C. So what you ask?

Well in times gone by, the hard disks in PC's have failed to start spinning. They are rated at a low temperature of 15C working. And may fail to start at lower temperatures. So do I...

The cat (Tequila) has found the sun after searching through the blinds. The sun comes over the hill at 8:45 and shines in the window. The cat does not wait for the sun to shine on the window but tries each blind in turn to see if the sun is there.

Some years ago I had several calls from clients that had PC's that would not boot up on the cold mornings. I advised them to leave the PC's switched on and this would keep the inside temperature above 15C with self heating. Nowadays with …