Author Archives: Mark Headrick

Blog Updated to WordPress v4.7

A quick note to say I just finished updating my blog to WordPress v4.7 which contained a number of behind the scenes changes. As always, I backed up my files and database first. The update seems to have gone smooth and this is a test post to make sure everything else on this side is still working.

An update of the Twenty Twelve theme that I use was also available. I used WinDiff to compare the current 2.2 version with the previous one and determined there was nothing I needed to do with my child theme. They also introduced a new Twenty Seventeen default theme which I might have a look at later. The update doesn’t install it. You have to install is separately, which I think is the correct approach. :)

Trick or Treat! Happy Halloween for 2016!

Happy Halloween GhostTrick or Treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat! ♫ LOL!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween for 2016! Boo! :) While I doubt any trick-or-treaters will show up to my apartment, I’ll still get myself some candy. :)

Oh, here’s some weather facts for Oklahoma City on Halloween:

EVGA 600W 80 Plus Power Supply Installed into Computer

On October 13, 2016 while I was in the middle of playing EverQuest II my computer all of sudden shutoff and I heard a “fizz-pop” kind of sound. 8-O I about had a heart-attack! It would not turn back on. No fans would spin or POST code beeps generated. I was hoping the only problem was a fried power supply and not anything else.

The power supply that came with the system was HEC-550TEB 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze model so I went looking for a replacement. In my rush to get a new power supply I first got the Apevia Jupiter ATX-JP600W 80 Plus Bronze power supply from Computer Connections. After I got home, installed it into the computer and reconnected everything. I then looked towards the heavens and hit the power button. WOOHOO!! Everything worked! Thank the Lord. :)

After a few days, however, the power supply was just making more noise than I would have liked. I went looking online and eventually settled on an EVGA 600W 80 Plus power supply from Best Buy that happened to be on sale.

EVGA 600W

I’ve been running it a few days now and am satisfied with the noise level and it’s performance. :) I will keep the other power supply as a backup.