No fixes for now

This past week has been pretty hectic with me finding out I have chronic hives to trying to make an appointment with my doctors. My pay period for work is almost up, it actually ends on Monday so I can get in a few machines on Monday and still get paid, I’m very ecstatic. There is a co-worker of mine who is leaving our company. He finally found a job that pays hourly and have decent benefits. It’s kinda crappy that he’s leaving but at the same time it’s great for him. He was the one who taught me how to break down laptops and put them back together. He is a pretty smart guy when it comes to taking things apart and putting them back together. He will be missed. It’s down to two techs; however our manager is in the midst of interviewing and hiring another tech. He said he has one person in mind who has no real world experience. My manager saidt he only thing he has going is that he has a good personality and seems to be very friendly. The thing is, he will really be in for a rude awakening. I came in to this job with no experience under my belt except for some minor tech support over the phone. I thought I knew what I was doing and boy did I get gonged. I think it would be best to replace our outgoing tech with someone who has the same if not more experience than the outgoing one. I guess we’ll see sometime next week what it will be like.

Visual Studio 2005/SQL Server 2005 gone gold!

According to BetaNews.com both VS.net 2005 and SQL Server 2005 have gone gold. Also the new .net framework was released and should be available to MSDN subscribers sometime later tomorrow. Very exciting as this new framework will be integrated into Vista and supposedly will make programming for Vista a lot easier.

Chronic Urticaria aka Chronic Hives

I know my blog is primarly a technology blog but I thought I’d add some things about my personal life once in a while. For the past few months I’ve been getting itchy out of nowhere and it would come and go like my arms would get itchy and it would cease. Then a few minutes later my legs would get itchy and it would cease. I finally got around to seeing an allergy specialist yesterday. They performed an allergy test where they poke your arm with these little plastic things that have been dabbed in all kind of environmental things such as dust mites and cockaroach mixtures. Also foods such as chocolates, fish, etc. Anyhow at the end of that test I was most allergic to dust mites and I scored “2” on majority of the food they tested for. So after this was done I spoke to the Dr. himself and he advised me that I should cover my pillows, not eat tomatoes, shell fish, ketchup, chocolate and a few other foods that I eat a lot of. In the end he also had me take a blood test. After reading up on the internet I believe it is primarily for ruling out me having lupus (please pray to God I don’t have this folks), and a few other autoimmune diseases. However in the end and after researching this to my witts end, I finally have come to the conclusion and acceptance that it very might well be some typeof autoimmune disease in which my body attacks its own self thus causing the histamines to be released and my body getting itchy. I’ve read the worst case scenario is that it lasts maybe a year or two. The good thing is that if I take one Claritin for hives pill all the symptoms completely stop for almost a good five days. I just took one last night because I felt the symptoms returning. So I guess I’ll keep everyone updated as to what is going on and how my progression is going. I also have to lose some weight because I have an elevated blood pressure. Until the next time, adios.

nVidia, Plextor, BSOD: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION

I kept receiving this BSOD tonight while attempting to transfer some data off of a DVD using my Plextor 716SA SATA DVD writer. I found a message at a forum saying to up the DDR voltage if you run fast timings like cas 2-2-2 etc. I upped it to 2.70 which is still under the rated rating of 2.8 for my Crucial Ballistix memory. Sure enough while transferring the data it transferred all the way through. I’ll have to test this a little further though but it seems to have fixed the issue, I hope. I’ll update this post if it doesn’t or if it does. Peace.

I apologize

If anyone here frequents my blog, I do apologize that I did not make any backups of the data that was stored on my host’s servers. I will do this from this day forth. I was pretty crappy how they were done almost the entire day plus I had to recreate all of my hosting accounts. I’m thinking about moving to Dreamhost but I’m not certain yet. Anyhow, I do apologize and I hope I can remember what I fixed and what was what. Thanks again and aloha.