April 2005 Archives

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I give...

I give up.

I've had it with exploding hard drives.

Either I got a bum replacement for my laptop drive, or the problem is worse--my laptop is hungry and likes platters of magnetic particles.

Yup, that's right. It looks like something is hosed. I'm hoping that it's just a few corrupted files, so I'll be upgrading the linux install over the next day or two, but I am fearing the worst.

Wish me luck.

In other news, looks like May 16th will be made through putty instead of linux ssh. Here goes nothing.

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Weighing My Options

I've been watching my < href="http://marcolson.net/blog/archives/000142.php">new teevee quite a bit lately and I really like the HD content that is available over the air. Thankfully I live in the Chicago area and get quite a good number of digital stations (check this and search for zip 60056), many of which broadcast in HD (although some stretch their normal broadcasts [boo]). I do miss tivo (or tivo like functionality) on the HD stations, and I also would like to have some of the non-OTA statiions in HD (ESPN, HDNet, etc.).

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Bad Hard Drive Luck

I guess I have bad luck with hard drives. I got a notice on bootup yesterday that SMRT--oops, SMART--detected an error on my laptop drive. This morning, I had to boot twice. The first time, I got a seek error on the drive, the second time was fine.

Let's just hope that the new drive gets here before this one decides to go tango uniform.

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150 pounds down, 110 to go

I think today is the first time that I have ever seen a FedEx driver pull into a driveway--let alone back in. Of course, that's discounting my parent's old house and their 800 foot long driveway...

The stand for my new TV came today, now I am anxiously awaiting the business end of this whole thing--the TV itself. It's pretty funny that the stand weighs a whole lot more than the set itself, but I guess that's what it takes to support a beeg teevee.

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Waste of a day

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What a waste of a day. I finally got everything loaded back on. I was able to recover *most* of my data by throwing the drive in the freezer for about an hour and then copying it onto the new drive.

I think including office, but discounting the reboots for connecting and disconnecting the drive, my final post install reboot count is at 8. That's pretty rediculous if you ask me.

Now I have to figure out how I'm going to makeup the lost day. Who needs sleep?

Clunking is Bad

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I get into work this morning to a dead computer. I turned it on and the hard drive started clunking. Nice way to start a week...

I dig up a new to me hard drive and begin the windows installation process. At which point my laptop decides to hang. This will be a fun morning, won't it?

Anyway, working on getting windows back up, and maybe I'll be able to get some of my data off.

Post-install Windows XP Reboot Count: 5 (ah ah ah)

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The Joke's On Me

I was driving into work this morning, and one radio show was reporting that Illinois was disqualified from the tourney for accepting gifts (t-shirts, etc.) from non-allowed sources.

Another radio station was reporting that Dee Brown and Luther Head were sick with a fever.

I was trying to figure out what was going on when a third radio station wasn't reporting any problems with the team.

Then it hit me.

Stupid April Fool's Day.

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