Erik_
Sort of like when I found the key combo to turn turbo off
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:44pm

on my 486 back in the day. I hit "CTRL ALT -" and heard a low beep. No idea what it did at the time except the computer was now running slow. I remember pressing each CTRL+ALT combo (besides DEL) until hitting "+" and hearing a high beep and the computer went back to how it was.

I had previously locked out the computer with a BIOS password I didn't remember (which freaked my dad out because he used the computer to write all his work contracts) so I was afraid to turn it off & on before "fixing it". Haha

I have my stuff at my work desk. It's not an area where my kid can go so I can leave things hooked up. I don't really get a chance to play around with anything until a little bit before I go to bed. Do you have any spots you could set something up one night and then mess with it another like that?

It's tough sometimes though. Some days I'm falling asleep by 9pm and not getting anything done (chores or fun).

  • Many! I have a IIc somewhere, I think that's on there - Puckdropper, Sat Jul 09 2022 4:21am
    I kinda remember the "don't press that button, the keyboard gets all messed up." Man, I wish I had some more time to just play with some of the old computer stuff.
    • Sort of like when I found the key combo to turn turbo off- Erik_, Mon Jul 11 2022 4:44pm
      • Yes, I have a workshop that's child-disallowed - Puckdropper, Fri Jul 15 2022 4:31am
        It's a nice space, a little cramped but whatever. My wife can do whatever she wants with the rest of the house, but this is MY space. My biggest problem has been time. I've got to keep the kids happy and busy while the wife works, so I'm a combination of bored and busy the whole day. Soon they'll... more
        • At least for me. Going from being the center of their attention to not is going to be interesting (for lack of a better word). Right now, if there's things that need to get done during the day, for example mowing the lawn, I'll usually run out quick if it's not raining (or even if it is) on my day off... more
          • That's exactly it... Guys who are constantly tinkering with - Puckdropper, Mon Jul 18 2022 5:51am
            stuff need a place to tinker. You'll get depression pretty bad without being allowed to be yourself. I've still got to mow sometime, I'm not sure when that will work out. Got a full day tomorrow and gonna be busy moving, plus usually when my wife gets off work the last thing on our minds is her... more
            • Getting things tidy/neat has been on my TODO list for probably 3 years now. Same thing here with chores at the end of the day. Days I work and my wife watches our kid or visa versa, doing chores is the last thing on our minds too. I have a bad habit of going "Eh... I'll take care of that tomorrow"... more
              • An empty desk is the sign of an empty mind - Puckdropper, Mon Jul 25 2022 2:27am
                I just shut the gate so the kids don't mess with stuff and go about my other business. Nice. Sometimes I do clear off things, you just got to. Sometimes you have to admit your trash can is the best place for these parts you laid down and put them away. (I have a few parts that need to go there... more
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