Friday, December 28, 2007

Uh, oh. My computer's busted.


For the last couple of weeks I've been getting random BSODs. Last week, I was getting them repeatedly, & at one time couldn't boot into Windoze. I got a few indications that my primary hard drive was dying. I promptly purchased a new HDD & am waiting for it to arrive.

In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out how to transfer all my data from drive to drive. I don't want to use a 500GB drive to house the operating system. I'd rather use that whopping storage for all my recorded HDTV files.

I borrowed a hard drive from work that already has Windoze XP, figuring I can use it just to transfer all my media files to the new hard drive. No go. It won't even load; Safe Mode or otherwise. Yikes! Now I'm not even 100% sure that my hard drive is a fault. I'm at a loss at this point. I may try to install XP onto my new hard drive just to see if it works. I have a bad feeling about this.

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Man, I'm in the doghouse

Well, today I receive a FAIL. After the fact, I realized that I should have stayed home this morning, to clean up some "pet mess" that my dog left for me. Instead I played the "I'll be late for work" card. Well, that isn't really a good enough excuse. I've gone in late before due to other things, and since this week almost everybody's out on vacation, today would have been a good day to go in late. I really owe Laura something special for going above & beyond with little complaint. (Of course that's what she does everyday, but this day deserves extra attention.) Maybe I'll get her a little something special on my way home.

Monday, December 3, 2007

How America Lost the War on Drugs

An interesting article done by Rolling Stones outlining how America Lost the War on Drugs. It's a long read but very interesting. The thing is, nobody seemed to use simple economics principals: reduce demand! Now, if only the oil industry was the same way...

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