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I’m about as done as I’m going to get with my father-in-law’s old
computer. I ended up taking out the newly purchased sound card because
its drivers crashed Windows 95. Instead, I pulled the old Creative
Media card out of my old Linux box (the same one that gave it’s
network card to the cause) and swapped. That card and drivers worked
fine. I configured the sound, set up things for his dialup, downloaded
Netscape, Eudora, and Norton Antivirus and generally got things
going. Now we can send the damn thing off and be done with it. It’s
been kind of fun. I’m not nearly as frightened as dealing with
hardware as I once was. Between killing WREK’s Linux server and
then bringing it back to life and doing the same with this box, I’m
feeling actually a little self-confident.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.