From: Douglas Little <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 10:19:06 -0400


> I would like to publicly thank Doug and Dave, of Titan Designs, for
> all their help with my Falcon. I now have my Nemesis'd and
> Afterburner'd Falcon back.

No problem. I just hope those wires don't fall off after all that trouble
with the STM microscope and the X-ray laser-welder. ;)

> I was stupid enough to think that I might have managed to install the
> Nemesis myself. This despite the fact that I consider my
> Afterburner installation to be a product of luck rather than skill.

I've nearly killed AB's before. It's not easy lifting those pins without
knocking them off the chip. Just because you manage it once does
not ensure you will do it again and again without trouble. ;)

> I failed and nearly had the possible loss of one of the worlds
> remaining working Falcon motherboards on my conscience.

Speaking of which, A normal Nemesis upgrade I performed over
a month ago suddenly stopped working and I've been landed with
the job of finding out what's wrong with it. It's not necessarily even
anything to do with me because the installation looked fine and it
did work for a month. I think something just died and I've had the
bad luck of being the last person inside the case. :(

Still, if Dave at the upgrade shop gets back to me with info showing
that it had nothing to do with the fitting, it's going straight back! :)

I'll just have to wait until next week before I know what happens next.

> When I get the Falcon fully up and running and get my Demon account
> active again I will add a new document to my website. The third in
> the 'how to' series. It will be 'how to install a Nemesis' and it
> will be very short. It will probably consist of one paragraph.
> "Don't. Get someone who knows what they're doing to do it for
> you."


And that person won't be me. I've found it to be a risky business,
especially when machines die and you get landed with the repair
even if it had nothing to do with you in the first place. :(

Received on fr. sep. 05 1997 - 16:48:00 CEST

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