atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#4304: I found it!

I finally found the SATA/IDE external HDD interface that I've been looking for since FRICKIN' OCTOBER.

It was on a bookshelf in the family room, on top of a CD-R drive and a 5.25" hard drive, and under my chuu-Totoro plush. It was in back, behind some other things, and not immediately obvious. WTFF. I have no idea why it was put there, though I'm pretty sure it's been there since about January of 2013, when Mrs. Fungus moved in here.

Mrs. Fungus called me into the family room to ask me a couple of questions, and while I was answering them I looked at the bookshelf. My eyes fell on the text and for a few moments I didn't understand the words; finally I realized what "SATA/IDE TO USB 2.0 Adapter" meant and realized I'd finally found the f-ing thing.

It was quite literally in the last place I'd look, or even think to look. *sigh*

The 5.25" hard drive is a 4 GB drive and it has a Compaq part number on it, so I'm not sure whether it's the HDD from Mom's computer or what. Fortunately, since I now have the HDD interface, I can check it. It's a party!

In related news, I've discovered that the signal cable that connects my speakers to the computer has died. If I kick the cable, the speakers cut out. That means I need either to get new speakers, or to repair these. "Repair" means getting the soldering iron out, which shouldn't be too difficult...and if it turns out that these aren't repairable, well, I have three or four complete sets of computer speakers I can use in their stead. WTF.

It is kind of a pain, though.
Subscribe

  • #7759: It's a ridiculously nice day today

    It was a ridiculously nice day yesterday, too. Can't complain. * * * Karl Denninger talks about the vaccine for Wuhan Flu. "Nurses are walking out…

  • #7758: The cloud is for the birds

    By now all four readers should know who Pixy Misa is, and I'm feeling lazy, so I'm just going to quote what he said: * Chromebook sales grew 75% in…

  • #7757: Well, we went to the movies

    Went to see Old. I thought it was pretty entertaining; Mrs. Fungus was kind of "meh" about it. But it was me taking her to the movies rather than…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments