Fixing the frontpanel USB ports, One at time

Today I decided to fix my front panel USB , that were since long gone due an unspecified issue on my Asustek mobo (WYGIWYP, what-you-get-is-what-you-paid). Since the usual remedies wouldn’t work (resetting CMOS, changing front panel, BIOS fiddling) I decided to tackle the problem the hard way, by bypassing the motherboard completely.

Ludwig Boltzmann, who spent much of his life studying statistical mechanics, died in 1906, by his own hand.  Paul Ehrenfest, carrying on the work, died similarly in 1933.  Now it is our turn to study statistical mechanics. Perhaps it will be wise to approach the subject cautiously.  David L. Goodstein, _States of Matter_ (1975).

No good company

I’m not against Microsoft, I’m not against Google, and I don’t work for them. Google, is not going to come and rescue anyone but itself. Nor the poor Yahoo,neither the poor Flickr users. Flickr powered by Vista(tm) is not pleasant. I can see that. Going against Microsoft is not unreasonable, may sound very cool, but […]