Mojitos and PCs
By martin on Aug 03, 2004
I spent yesterday evening trying to put together a PC for my parents, from a couple of old and unused PCs I have in my study. This only resulted in frustration and a couple of Mojitos to calm my nerves.
Something as simple as moving one motherboard from one system to another can cause grief beyond imagination. I thought I'd take the newest motherboard and put it an a mini tower, as it was located in a box which could easily be mistaken for a fridge.
Having been told off by numberous hardware engineers, I decided to be a good boy and use my anti-static mat and hooked it up to the 'puters, slaughtered the fridge and put the montherboard and gfx card in the mini tower. Lo and behold, powering on the power resulted in nothing.
Two hours of trouble shooting, and I now can get it to boot 50% of the time.
If you too get stuck while playing hardware engineer, I suggest a Mojito or two
- 2-3 oz light rum
- juice of one lime
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2-4 mint sprigs
- soda water
Lightly muddle the mint and sugar with a splash of soda water in a mixing glass until the sugar dissolve and you smell the mint. Squeeze the lime into the glass, add rum and shake with ice. Strain over cracked ice in a highball glass. Top with soda water, garnish with mint sprig.
Drink at once and feel the pain go away...