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Eep. Eep? EEP! Eeeep... - Diary of a Necromancer
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Eep. Eep? EEP! Eeeep...
Formerly's B-tree just spontaneously melted again. Fortunately this time I had the vague recollection of what had worked the last time to go on, so I didn't panic (...much), except at the end of the process when he still couldn't find his System Folder after having the hell Nortoned out of him; after a little bit of panic, though, I recalled that this had also been part of Formerly's previous NDE, and that the solution is to go into the Norton CD's System Folder and set its "start-up disk" control panel to one's hard drive to reset the preference file (since the version of said control panel on Formerly himself, being from 9.1, doesn't work when he's been booted under the more primitive version on the Norton CD). I have now written this last bit down on the back of the booklet to the Norton CD so if there's a next time I may not have to panic much at all.

Still, I do get the sense that Formerly is approaching the end of his productive lifespan. Plans are already gestating regarding the near-future arrival of a successor to this worthy beast, and this latest brush with mortality will no doubt only firm my resolve to have done with all the worries inherent to babying along a machine that's technically dead by now, counting in Internet-years, and put in my order for a Mini at long last. May stop by MicroCenter tomorrow to start the process by checking out possible monitors...

In unrelated news, donia's yarn arrived this afternoon, and the hat is now done except for the sewing-in-ends and construction of the pompom. (You did say the pompom should be the colors mixed together, right...?)

feeling: relieved relieved

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donia From: donia Date: December 3rd, 2005 05:50 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Mix it up like a DJ.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: December 3rd, 2005 06:19 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Will do. Are there any plans afoot where our paths might cross? (Dunno if anybody's thinking of doing a meetup anytime soon, what with holidays 'n all)
donia From: donia Date: December 3rd, 2005 06:46 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I can't think of anything offhand, but we could do something daring like just meet on own. It looks like my socialist plan of having people take turns organizing the meetups isn't turning out too well, so I may take the reins again, but it definitely wouldn't be until January. There's too much going on right now and I'm dead broke. Don't worry, I have the money to pay you. Let me know a time, date and place where you'd like to make the exchange.
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