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Finally the adsense pin

Posted by Roguey on Tuesday 14th June, 2011 · Comment 0 comments

Ive been waiting a long time for google adsense pin to turn up - the first one was ordered on 13th of April 2011. 5 weeks later and nothing turned up, so I went back into adsense and ask for another pin to be sent (around the 27th of May).

Finally... on the 14th June, an pin as turned up! I dont know if this is the first one, or the second however - I am glad one of them has turned up!

So thinking about it, if its the first one: its took 8 weeks, however if its the second one its took 2 weeks. btw, I live in England!

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HDD problems with P8Z68-Pro and Marvell controller

Posted by Roguey on Thursday 9th June, 2011 · Comment 0 comments

Yesterday I was having a few problems with Windows - every so often it would freeze for like 30 seconds, after-which everything would come back and resume. It seem to get worse the more data I transfer on my main HDD (the WD black drive). It looked like there could be a problem with either the HDD, power settings or a DVD-Rom drive (I started noticing ATAPI errors in my system log).

Things got pretty bad at one stage - Windows freezing quite often. The best way to describle it is by showing you the result from HD Tach (a HDD benchmarking tool):

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Normally the chart should start high, and taper off by curving. However to see this graph going all over the place wasnt right! It looked like the HDD was messing around - my other drive was behaving fine - like it should.

So I first started to unplugged the DVD drive (encase there was some weird error between it and the HDD - there was ATAPI errors in the windows logs)... still the same! So I thought what about using a different HDD controller on the motherboard (ie. the Intel ones and not the Marvell one). Amazing, everything changed - the system was faster, more responsive and best of all... wasnt freezing. YAY! Now HD Tach looks like this:

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Much better eh! I dont know if its something to do with my WD black drive being 6Gbps or not - as my green drive has no problems with the Marvell controller. I am glad the drive was okay.. phew!

Google auto-correction...

Posted by Roguey on Saturday 28th May, 2011 · Comment 0 comments

I am really worrying about google sometimes... why I hear you say. Well I was checking the spelling and term (to make sure I had the correct word) of the word prepare when google suggested the following:

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LOL not what I had in-mind! gesshhh google!

A ton a junk a day

Posted by Roguey on Tuesday 24th May, 2011 · Comment 5 comments

I dont know if its just me, however im finding a lot of emails in my junk folder everyday now. Last time I checked I had 159 junk emails - which was only empted a few days ago. I know sometimes good emails get in the junk folder, however I dont really have time to sort through so many emails each day.

Probably in 5 minutes ill probably have another 5 junk emails.

Am I the only one getting so much junk?

Beep.. Beep.. Beep

Posted by Roguey on Saturday 21st May, 2011 · Comment 0 comments

That noise drives me up the wall... from either waking you up, or walking down the street all you hear sometimes is *beep *beep. I dont know who's idea it was, but putting beepers onto workmen vehicles was a bad idea. Maybe its just me, but dont you ever get fed up hearing that noise? Rarely a day go pass without hearing the dreaded *beep *beep... Bash the wall

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