But Wait…Vista’s Not ALL Bad

Ed’s speculations as to why his production desktop machine is so prone to Vista issues and instability.


Current List of Unsolved Vista Mysteries

I’m still beating my head against the wall with my production machine (see stats below) hoping for solutions and/or relief of my current and outstanding unsolved problems — what I half-joking call my “unsolved Vista mysteries” in the title to this most recent blog. Today’s (or yesterday’s, rather) Reliability Index value sits at a pretty […]

Rats! Weekend Power Outage Derails Steady ReliIndex Climb

Alas, my part of Central Texas took an extended power hit early Sunday morning. Although I’ve got a UPS on my production system, its battery is only good for about 90 minutes of backup power. By some strange quirk of fate, this power outage went for 151 minutes if the difference between my electric clocks […]

Could it really be that simple/stupid?

I guess I must be getting a little stressed about my production system, because I’m yo-yoing from the abyss of despair to the peaks of optimism. If you read my last blog, you’ll get a sense of what things look like at the bottom of that string. Today, the yo-yo is firmly grasped right here […]

Time for other Vista options?

Drat! System stability on my production Vista PC is again becoming problematic. Over the past four weeks, my stability index has declined from its best-ever value of 9.72 to the dismal 5.65 it settled at yesterday, after a desktop freeze forced me to fire off yet another “disruptive shutdown” on that system the day before. […]