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Bitchy board

board section Didn’t imagine that a mainboard (in this case an MSI X38 Diamond and for testing a P35D3) would be so bitchy when the CPU revision (in this case a Wolfdale E0) is a bit newer than the old BIOS supports – at least it should start DOS to allow a BIOS update, but no, it’s gotta hang with full-screen logo during memory or USB initialization and ignore any keypress, except when occasionally asking whether to reset the BIOS setup, just to hang after that, or sometimes turn itself off and back on every few seconds until you unplug it, or… or… or…

So it’s remove CPU, search an older one, install, update, remove, install new one, phew, works. The first major step towards my new work PC is done…

“Goodbye and sorry” ← just a quote, don’t worry!

Recently in my feed reader1, after about only 30 words of post text (my translation):

[Now only a small appetizer as feed. Bye and sorry to all who like to read the feed!]

Feed cup Now another feed gone from my reader. Bye from someone who liked to read the feed!

There are only a few blogs who manage to still be subscribed to by me despite of their abbreviated feed… but you, too, are more “endangered” than others. :)

It certainly happens that I read less of you than if your feed were delivering complete posts, because I don’t click on every post. It’s also a matter of the time it takes, you know. Especially if the short text doesn’t really show what the post is about and what one can expect (depends on its length, of course; one blog, for instance, used to have not even one complete line). Just wanted to mention that…

Or how do you think about shortened feeds?2

Feed icon from the Smashing Magazine

  1. if you don’t know what that is: see Wikipedia []
  2. Yes, this is the typical “question at the end of the post asking for comments”. ;) []