interesting weekend!
Mood: sore
Music: nothin'
Posted on 2005-07-17 21:24:00
Tags: computer
Words: 327

Kind of a weird weekend. So Friday night we were at home and my hard drive just stopped working all of a sudden. It was bad - I was in the middle of downloading Debian packages and it suddenly quit, and then I couldn't do stuff like df or anything simple like that. Scrolled over to the console and there were hundreds of errors trying to read the hard drive. So I took out my trusty Knoppix rescue CD (it rocks!) and it didn't find my hard drive at all (in a moment of confusion, I thought it couldn't find either hard drive).

So that was bad. Luckily the next time I rebooted after opening the case, checking connections and such, it found the hard drive and seemed to be fine. But I figured the drive was on its way out, so I planned to get a new one. Stupid freakin hard drives. Grr!

Anyway, the next day djedi and destroyerj and I were going to help Sarah move (on the way up there, djedi and I stopped to get a new hard drive at Fry's). The moving went well, although I was foolish and had a rather large lunch (we ate at Fuddruckers, the third time I had been this week, oddly enough...), and didn't feel my best for the unmoving part. But we got it all done and after sitting on the couch for half an hour, we went over to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which I enjoyed. The visuals are quite nice, and I'm a sucker for good graphics. And Johnny Depp, especially when he's creepy!

Anyway, I recovered my computer and then somewhat broke it again and then fixed it, so all is well. Hooray!

Oh, and we put up foil on a window and some mats on the sliding door, so now the a/c can keep my apartment cool. Although the place does get depressingly dark. But it's sooo worth it.


Comment from anonymous:

Grr... now I'm craving Fuddruckers. Sigh.
Glad to hear you liked C&tCF - I wanna see it sometime...

Comment from gregstoll:

Yeah, it's good stuff. Just don't get a shake if you're planning on moving stuff right afterwards (in the heat of the afternoon, no less...)

The music for "Charlie" was very good as well. I wouldn't mind picking up the soundtrack at some point...

Comment from onefishclappin:

Ok, don't know why my previous comment came out as "anonymous" - sorry about that.
And I don't eat shakes. Or have them most of the time ;)
Oh, and I'm peeved off that we didn't get mentioned in your weekend events - Humph!

Comment from cifarelli:

Does this mean you'll be peeved that you weren't mentioned in my weekend events, either?

Hrmmm...well I guess there is the fact that we didn't see you this weekend. I could make up something, though ;)

Sorry, feeling silly.

Comment from onefishclappin:

Well... the big difference is that David and I went out Friday night with Greg and David. You guys, on the otherhand, just snubbed us the whole weekend and didn't invite us or call us or anything ;)

Comment from gregstoll:

Hmm, before this gets out of hand, I should apologize - sorry! I thought I was missing something, but I was tired and sore and out of it yesterday (and frustrated with my computer). I'll buy you some coin games next time we go :-)

Comment from onefishclappin:

hehehe - I made him feel guilty!
Well, go and read my journal and you'll discover why I don't need your silly coin games anymore ;)
(And I forgive you - I was having a hard time figuring out if we went out Friday or Saturday...)

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