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03/29/2004: "The Strangest Problem Ever"

music: Ben Fold's Five - Brick, Kidrock - Only God Knows Why
mood: Yawnable

Yesterday, I went to Creighton's, got my comuter working, then watched the Passion of the Chirst with Scott, who went home today. The movie was extremely well done and is the first movie of this type that I've seen that oens't back away from the violence involved at all. I didn't sense anti-semitism. I handled it alrght, and thinking about it, I think I may want to see it again.

Today, it was a relatively busy Sunday - Missed some church, but made it in eventually. I dressed up a little mroe than suual. Next, i went to a LAN party at Tim's to try out the new ocmputer. It worked well. Then I helped out with the "Behold the Man" Production at my church. Then I returned home to play some CS and found the performance of my machine significantly downgraded. I thoguht maybe I got a virus at the lan party. So i reinstalled from scratch since I didn't have uch time invested into the computer yet. But that didnt' solve the problem. I cheked for overheaing, for loose cards, etc. But its even stranger. The problem is that whenever my mouse is plugged into my USB hub, the cmputer takes about 70% of its cycles when i move the mouse. If I move the mouse to any ther USB port, no CPU cycles are consumed. Its extremely confusing - I've never heard of this happening before. If you have, let me know!

School starts again tomorrow, and I'm up way too late already, especially since I still need to by books. But first, some CS with a framerate that doesn't drop below 99.9 even with smoke grenades...

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