boilerman has been, diagnosed problem, and gone to get the spare part he needs.
Hope it's fixed soon, cos it's chuffin' freezing in this house.
however, if he *does* get it fixed soon, I can do my run to the tip, take back the new kettle I bought yesterday (too shiny, of all things) and get back mid-morning. Then spend the rest of the day doing NOTHING.
oh, finished Watchmen last night. All v.good.
tip run: done
kettle exchanged: done
right. Time to check that I have all the tunez on my wrrk laptop copied over to my home collection, then check that *that* collection is in one place, instead of across three different drives, as it is now.
Fun, fun fun.
Well I spent much of this afternoon thrashing through Call of Duty 4 which was fun, if remarkably tiring.
Certain bits were also a bit *too* engaging. Sniper missions are ace but really take it out of you...
I know I could just google this, but I like talking to you guys about tech stuff.
situation is this: I have an external HD plugged into my new 'puter. When I power up the puter, the HD comes on. For reasons best known to me, the external drive is mounted under the desk.
Is there such a thing as a switched USB cable, so I can effectively disconnect the USB lead to the external drive, without reaching around the back of the 'puter and pulling the plug?
Or a software alternative? Something with button to connect/disconnect a drive?