Just thought after an EXTREMELY extended absence I would drop by and let those I used to spend so much time with know that I am still alive. I had some dangerous health issues to deal with as a result of a punctured eardrum and resulting infection making it to my brain. I also had a run-in with a stalking ex-girlfriend that ended in the untimely demise of one of my pets who gave his life in exchange for mine. To him I will always be grateful, R.I.P. Kane my beloved Rottweiler.
I have made a couple major career moves, and abandoned tech support as a profession for good, though I still spend a lot of time helping friends as I always did. I also said goodbye to the nightmare of the Winbond BIOS chips. Those of you who were true to your word, and you know who you are, were much appreciated. Those others are forgotten now, and hopefully my contributions made a difference to our fledgling community.
My LPB Ho still sits trustily at my side, chugging away at 1mHz shy of 2.5gHz on air(LOL @ my sig is out of date). She has hit nearly 2.6gHz fully stable, but has rolled her dangerous stroll for over a year. I retired her so she is my everyday mission-critical girl now. All the internals are as I originally purchased them. To the naysayers out there: this board gives you twice what you put into it if you had done your research and did it right the first time.
I have never had the 4-LEDS EVER on this board and only 1 no boot that required a reflash (as a result of 7 or 8 hours on the phone with RGone and an almost sucessful run on Memtest86 @243 on air with my now much maligned CH-5 238X10.5 CPC on 2x512mb every-day stable.) or had to use my Bios Saviour Only the usual M$oft induced issues had plagued my beloved Ho. She's a little dirtier now, and a little battleworn after being on the frontlines for so long, but my HO has a true heart of gold.
To Rgone, AG, Soundx98, Loggan26, ViperJohn, and many others, I just wanted to come back and tell you all one last time that you are wonderful people and made my time here wonderful too. See you all at ComDEX/CES '06!
If you want to keep in touch please email me here: account-creation AT charter.net