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Having Computer Problems...

Posted by BrittDLD1 on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Some Of my BHO friends are probably wondrin' "What happened to Britt!?" I had my 3 MAIN computers die on me in 2011. (A kaput power supply on my G4 tower, and two kaput video cards -- one on my Powerbook G4, and one on my iMac G5.) Money's tight and I can't afford repairs at the moment. So... I'm sending this from my ancient 15-year-old PowerMac G3 -- running OS 9, with an equally ancient Explorer 4.5 browser. Works OK for 'old technology' websites -- but anything with the spiffy NEW stuff crashes it. So, I'm reliving those heady early-internet days of 1997. ;-) I can do text emails -- but most attachments or embedded videos won't show up. That's the story from here. Please pass the word to anyone who's interested. Happy New Year to all. Ed Britt

4 comments on “Having Computer Problems...”

jimh269b Says:
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @3:00:45 PM

best of luck ed,enjoy your playing buddy

rudykizuty Says:
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @5:00:39 PM

Had an unexpected total system failure here this past week. Typing this from my new laptop just about 24 hours old now. Unexpected failure + unexpected expense = OUCH.

boulderfolkie Says:
Friday, August 31, 2012 @9:01:06 PM

Hey, Ed! Did you ever get that computer fiasco figured out? A couple of us are wondering if you know when Chuck began adding zero frets. I just bought #1590 which I estimate to be from '64 and she has one. Another possibility is that he put them on for specials and customs although it stands to reason he would have seen the benefit and made it std. practice.
Cheers, Dave

BrittDLD1 Says:
Sunday, September 2, 2012 @7:06:59 AM

Hi Dave --

Still using my ancient Macs. The info I need to answer your question, is on the DOWN computers -- and I can't access those files. (The disk itself is OK -- so there's no problem with the files. It's a Graphics processor/Flat Screen issue. I got a tax refund -- and I hope to get one of them fixed soon.)

So... I can't pinpoint "when" (at the moment). But I can say that zero frets seemed to be "standard" for a period c1962-63. But they were also intermixed with a standard nut before and after that period -- which suggests a certain amount of 'customer choice' when ordering.

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