Argh!
November 30, -0001

The hard drive in my AMD64 died friday night. Trying to see what I can do to get the data off of it. Also have to see about getting a hard drive to use in it.

if any of ya have some spare drives and wouldnt mind donating them, it'd be much appreciated!


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Arrr

Back again.

Things have been hectic here. This week have had family from out of town staying here, and all the craziness that provides. Its not been bad though

The sony laptop I have broke, again. Had issues with its hard drive, again. Since thats been wating hard drives, and the hinge aint cheap to fix, I'm probably not gonna fix it. If I do, I might mod things, strip it from its case, come up with a better cooling system, and put it in something else.

Other projects here, I'm trying to plot what I should do with a 4u rackmount case, and baby AT 486 I have. as it stands, the Baby AT doesnt match up right with the Fullsize AT case, so probably gonna pull out the drill and my tap set and go to town. Other ideas I've had is to make a hood scoop on there, with twin 120mm fans drawing in cool air from them. Not sure what else. I also am wanting to setup a headless server for auto backup of my main desktop machines. Could that be the purpose of the 486? Maybe, if I can get it to support large drives without an issue. If I decide to drop the 1500+ I have into the 4U instead, I am pretty sure its gonna be opticalless, and use that bay for a removable drive setup. I'll be tossing up sketches later of my mod plans. What ever I do, it'll be on the cheap, probably done with some of the scrap metal I have laying around. No biggie though, gives me a challenge.

Other news, picked up Gran Turismo 4 finally. Wasn't so hot on GT3, but lets see what 3 or 4 years developement has done on it. Can't believe at the memory card requirements, I'm used to seeing 80k, or upwards of 300k, required for a save game, but 2 megabytes? Damn. New memory card definitely for me then, when I can afford it.

Saw Pirates 2 on Monday, good movie, crappy ending. Its hard to say whether to recommend seeing it on the big screen, or to just wait and watch it right before Pirates 3 next year, since its more or less a year long intermission instead of a year between sequels. If you can, wait till after the credits for another funny scene.


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Ugh

Right now, trying to duplicate my old hard drive from the AMD64 onto a second drive. its been going at it for about 14 hours now, and roughly half done. This has been a giant pain in the ass since the drive wasnt always recognized at boot. I really hope I can get the data from it.

Been trying to get a hold of UMSL, but keep getting a busy signal at every number I call, every time I call. Hopefully I can get through soon.

For the most part, things are still kind of a clusterfuck here, with a giant ass hole in my front yard for the last week left when they were accessing the water main. Some assfucker was messing around in our back yard and unlatched the gate for the turkeys, latched the chain to the fence (something we never do) and left the gate wide open. Its also been hotter than all shit, being 100+ for pretty much every day since beginning of July, with the exceptions of the days it stormed. Also, in the next week will have to be at a lawyers to do something about the neighbor who's squatting on some property at the farm. Third time since the guy has moved in 8 years ago he's pulled up the survey stakes, pulled up our fence posts, and built a fence over on our property. This time though, he's not budging, claiming his property line is like 15 feet past where the county recorder, his deed, our deed, etc says it is.So, we have to serve him with a notice that he has to remove his fence and buildings that are on our property. If we just remove his fence and barns, he could sue us, even though its well onto our property and violating Missouri state law (which says that a permanent building cannot be closer than 10 feet from the edge of the property line).


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WWDC in review, and other oddities.

For those who have seen the live coverage of the WWDC, please throw your two cents in.

Personally, I have mixed feelings on this keynote. In typical Jobs fashion, there was some neat things released today, such as the Mac Pro, however there were also some let down. The largest let down was the total lack "one more thing". Maybe the Paris conference next month will have something neat, but untill then just kinda put a bummer on things here.

For those of you that surf from work, try http://www.workfriendly.net/, which takes any page and puts it into a window that appears like a Word document.

In other news, my one pig, Hamlet, seems to have come down with heatstroke. It doesn't seem to be really bad, but I still hope he gets better.


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Argh!!!!

Just had my fucking monitor die on me. Second damn one this year. Damn it, why now… And my room smells all smokey…


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