About 4,740 other websites were found linking to this website. (450 quality links, out of 4740). The website is extremely well linked to.
Their report is obviously screwed up.
(via The J-Walk Blog, whose score is 7.9)
My new computer is dying. There are three fans in it: one on the CPU, one on the video card, and one for the motherboard’s chipset (NVIDIA nForce4). A month ago a loud buzzing sound started emanating from the computer case, sounding like a big-ass bee stuck in a glass jar; and then a few days later the computer froze with the BIOS message: Chip fan is running at a low, unsafe speed. I turned it off then back on, and the buzzing went away.
The buzzing came back today. This time I took the case apart and good clearly see the cooling fan for the nForce4 chip was spinning irregularly, almost stopping every second; and it’s loud; annoyingly loud.
I emailed ASUS, the motherboard manufacturer, the following:
The nForce4 ultra chip fan on the motherboard has recently started making a loud buzzing sound, with the BIOS giving alerts that its RPMs is low. I disabled the chip fan warning alarm, but the buzzing continues; it sounds like a loud bee stuck in a glass jar. Looking at the fan itself, it’s obvious that it isn’t spinning at a consistent rate.
I bought and installed the motherboard in May, 2005 and had no problems until this started to occur about a month ago. The system is behaving normally except for the loud buzzing sound the fan is making.
Does this require warranty work? Is there anything I can do to fix it? No changes have been made to the system since I first installed the motherboard.
I look forward to your response.
So if SWT is down, it’s probably because my PC’s motherboard has melted.
Update: ASUS sent me a free replacement motherboard in the end. See my comments below for how their excellent service dealt with the situation.
Another Update (Jan. 17, 2007): The fan failed AGAIN. It started humming loudly, and looking at it you could see it slowing down, trying to spin quickly. This time I replaced it with a heat-sink – no more damn fan to deal with.
Here’s an application that derives your site’s worth based on Technortati data, which tracks what sites link to others in “real time”. The more sites that link to yours, the more your site is worth.
That’s in American dollars! That’s like $200,000 Canadian.
(via Stupid Evil Bastard)
I haven’t posted a lot lately nor updated SWT’s look because I’ve been busy…
Also, my interest in this is wanning; I think I just need a break.
For the next day or two, those subscribing to any of our RRS feeds might notice several small updates to Steel White Table and wonder what’s going on. Some apostrophes, quotation marks and other symbols were converted to questions marks during the recent WordPress upgrade, and we’re in the process of manually fixing these errors.