how to upgrade ram in a dell latitude

i found a link on how to upgrade ram in a dell latitude that absolutely saved my life. on my previous ram upgrades all of the ram sockets were accessible on the bottom of the laptop. needless to say that when i went to upgrade this laptop and found that the laptop did not have two banks for memory, i was terrified that you could only upgrade one bank and had to buy the machine configured with the other bank as is. it just didn’t make sense to me at all!

it turns out that the other memory slot is UNDER THE KEYBOARD. sheesh, talk about inconvenient! but prying off the keyboard wasn’t that bad after i got over how scary it seemed because it seems that it’s a friction/snap fit and you kind of have to torque the keyboard out of its place.

all in all, it was still pretty painless and definitely worth the savings to upgrade yourself instead of paying double for dell to do it for you.

great post on the howto, it saved me!

sick as a dog

i’ve been sick as a dog this weekend and slowly getting better with each day. yesterday, i drifted in and out of consciousness. i had the worst chills and hot spells that i could remember in a long while. with two down blankets on me, i was still shivering uncontrollably. at first, i had thought that i had a bad fever (which i still think i did, but was not the root cause of my illness), but later had decided that i actually had the case of bad food poisoning.

i’m not completely sure what it was that did me in, but i think it was the little cesar’s pizza that i had on saturday. it’s the last time that i’m going to have the $5 pizza. i didn’t eat anything on sunday except half a bowl of soup that christi forced me to eat. on monday, i started to feel a little bit better.

right now, my stomach is still turning a little, but the fever and chills have gone away. it’s been a pretty miserable weekend and i just want to feel better soon.