Sunday Writing Entanglements

The marathon writing session continued throughout the early hours of the morning until exhaustion extinguished any spark of creativity and the project had to be abandoned in favor of sleep. Thanks to the piercing sounds of my digital alarm clock the day started anew and the writing process kicked back into high gear. When the dissertation project is complete the search for the HTC EVO 4G will begin in earnest. Today should be the last day completely devoted to cleaning up the last two chapters. Tomorrow will probably involve a full day of work. Either way the process of writing and working and writing anytime the workday concludes takes a psychological and physical toll.  Maybe at this point being done is more important than being well rested.

In any event, now would be a good time to get back to work.

*** Remind me to explain the massive number of BSOD my Dell Studio 1535 had last night. Somehow Dell has a hard time running complex calcuations using IBM’s PASW (SPSS) Statistics version 18.0.0 ***

Dell Studio 15 BSOD

Question: Could the Creative Labs integrated webcam driver have been causing the horrible blue screen of death (BSOD) on countless Dell Studio 15 laptops?

Answer: Theoretically, a bad webcam driver could have been the root cause of the Dell Studio 15 BSOD restarts… Strangely, the Dell customer service representative called the issue a Blue Screen failure… Windows Vista would suddenly restart then offer to connect to the internet to find a potential solution to the serious problem. Unfortunately, Windows Vista never suggested a solution to the problem of random operating system restarts. One online forum suggested that an older driver should replace the current Creative Labs integrated webcam driver. A quick visit to a Dell support webpage provided the opportunity to download the older drive. After downloading the driver package and checking the driver package with basic virus scanning software installation was seamless. However, the installation of the driver did require a complete system restart.