January 3rd, 2008


Alea Jacta Est

All the bills have been paid - including the one that just arrived.

It's amazing how much it costs to keep the area around the space heater warm. Too bad it doesn't extend too much to the rest of the apartment...

Cable organizers have been ordered, as well as a case for the display and mics.

More importantly, the new laptop has been ordered. I did, in fact, eventually go with System76. They appear to have a good rep, and the price/value is reasonable. Now I just need to wait and see how much of a learning curve Ubuntu is going to be.

I'm still trying to get a full backup of the old laptop disk. The problem is that it freezes, completely randomly. Nothing seems to be wrong with the actual data on the disk. It just looks like the controller has gone flaky. Probably bad RAM.

Now I should probably get to that music I keep saying I'm going to order, huh?
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    nervous nervous


Some discs have been ordered. A number, really - a little over $100 worth. Mostly based around requests. Given at least one is a used, resurfaced disc, I expect it'll be a couple of weeks before they all arrive, though I may have the vast majority by Monday evening.

I'm still trying to recover the laptop drive. Taking a slightly different tack, but only slightly. More and more it looks like it just occasionally takes a long time to come back from an operation. Like a couple of minutes in the worst cases.

I'll keep plugging at that. At least the most important stuff is on my backup flash drive.

And I've slept a bit, including some very odd dreams this afternoon. I was going to a party at someone's apartment, but couldn't remember who it was, or which apartment. Kept on almost dying - the tripping over a kid's toy next to a missing piece of railing was especially interesting.

Finally found the right apartment, then took off my shoes. And all clothes other than underwear for some unknown reason.

One of the people there was dancin_whitey, and I was excited to see him, since he'd disappeared from the face of the earth. While talking to him, I realized how torn up my underwear was, and started fruitlessly looking for my pants...

Anyway, gotta clean up, load up, feed up, and get to the bar.
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    calm calm