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08/18/09 @ 09:18:38 am, Categories: Life of Baka, 400 words, 861 views  

Off to a poor start today.

I was feeling really crappy last night, and ended up going to bed without making dinner. I woke up at one point in the middle of the night and noticed that my monitors weren’t off, and my primary monitor was displaying a strange screen I’d never seen before. But I couldn’t wake myself up the rest of the way to investigate.

At just a little after 6am, the power went out for just a moment… This seems to happen a lot, it’s starting to bother me. I need to remember to mention it to someone. I finally manage to force myself awake, and reboot everything. And then I found out what that screen was, since my machine would only boot to it. The Windows 7 recovery environment…

Now what the fuckshitting hell? This really pissed me off. I mean, what the fuck this time? I keep trying to go through with recovery, but it can’t find any HDDs. Good fucking job, windows. I -am- able to boot to my old WinXP x64 installation, and all the drives show up. I look at the Win7 drive, and there was some weirdness. A folder named ‘Recovery’ which I didn’t recognize. And my Program Files and Users directories were renamed to stuff like FSDFDSFFF. Renamed those. Was that the problem? How could that happen? *Reboot* Nope. Back to XP. I figure that somewhere in Windows 7’s boot-up procedure, it looks for a Recovery folder, and if it exists, it boots from that boot image. So if I rename it or delete it or something, maybe it will boot up correctly. Access Denied. THAT really fucking pisses me off. Always has. Like, why the fuck can’t I access my My Documents folder from another installation of Windows? That is a violation of how computing should work. Yes, there needs to be security. But a consumer OS should NOT, SHOULD NOT, deny someone with PHYSICAL ACCESS TO THE MACHINE. Passworded login, sure. But if someone installs a new version of windows, they should be able to get at their old files, you stupid fuckers.

That aside, I keep going back and forth between the Recovery Environment (Which is getting me nowhere) and Windows XP (Which at least WORKS), and finally, for some COMPLETELY INEXPLICABLE REASON, I can delete the ‘Recovery’ folder. After I did that, it booted up no problem.


08/13/09 @ 02:45:27 am, Categories: Life of Baka, Site News, 143 words, 1093 views  

I’ve been swamped with work trying to get together the rest of the money I need to pay Ed_K back his more than generous loan.

It’s closing in on all sides! I’ve totally fallen behind on anime and stuff. Despite all this I have a few projects that I hope to announce soon.

Also, at some point in the near future, I’m going to install WordPress in place of this blog, and eventually I’ll port of all the best posts. I know I haven’t been posting a lot here lately, but I’ve mostly been microblagging various day-to-day stuff via my Twitter, and I’ll have that integrated into the new site.

Hehe, all day I’ve been listening to the Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei and Zan Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei ops. ‘Hito toshite Jiku ga Bureteiru’ and ‘Ringo Mogire Biimu’ which are just insane and ridiculous songs, lol.


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