untitled design (1)

Learn Italian online

My computer is suffering from the heat

I used my compressed air to blow out some of the dust from the vents on my laptop, and I even locked the CPU fan with a bent paper clip to stop it from be spun to death by the high speed air.  Good I thought that will sort out the high temperature readings.  Only it did not.

I switched on my trusty PC and started up the Speedfan temperature monitoring utility.  The temperature hit 90°C and my PC shut down just about instantly.  Cripes, I thought.  Time for a new laptop.  Hope I actually get some cash this month.

think in italian logo dark bg 1

Stop reading, start speaking

Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

Once I had calmed down a bit, I had another go with the air spray in the hope that I might clear some blockage or other.  Then I switched the poor overheated thing back on.  It fired up normally and the temp gauge has been showing a steady 55°C all day, much to my relief.  My wallet, credit card and bank account also breathed a sigh of relief too.  Summer is a great time when you are self employed, you get the tax bill followed by the VAT bill all in quick succession and when your in a ‘I have the cash, but it’s not quite yet in my bank account’ type cash-flow problem, all this extra expense can make what is already a hot and bothersome period, yet hotter and more bothersome.

Thanks be to the creator that my laptop is whirring away doing its amazing stuff as per usual.

Most Popular

Ballooning Over Tuscany

I like the idea of doing something different on holiday, and although I’ve never done it, I can think of nothing quite as appealing as the idea of floating silently over Tuscany in a balloon.

The Vatican Dominates Rome and Italy

Views of Rome

In May, along with my family and a group of friends, I went to Rome.  I took may


Related Posts

Long day

Am again considering having myself cloned. Then while one of me was at work, the other could be at home doing other stuff. It's one

Italy’s Pesky Economy Ministers

Step back in time: Silvio Berlusconi announces, repeatedly, to the nation, “We’re going to cut taxes”. Berlusconi’s economy minister Tremonti, “Hang on a moment, Silvio.

Not Enough Italians are Doing it For Themselves

While one man appears to be wasting an inordinate amount of time, not to mention tax payers money, over a piddling little wiretap law, and others, often young Italians, don’t seem to be trying to help themselves, others are rolling up their sleeves and preparing for the future by doing business training courses.