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22 February 2004 @ 05:48 pm
Lots of random stuff  
I'm going to be getting Victoria Secret catalogs for the rest of my life just because _once_ my ashke ordered something from them and had it sent here =P

I really need to get a new computer, but i can't really afford it. This one freezes pretty regularly with a period ranging from five minutes to three days, with no particular cause that i can discern. It also randomly disconnects from the over a period ranging from about fifteen minutes to a day. That one i don't know if it's my computer being flakey or Earthlink or Verizon.

It's also annoying having just one computer. I'm kind of limited in what i can do since this one is my primary means of communication with the outside world. It's hard to play a full screen game while also talking to people on IM, or to burn a CD while doing the same.

I also ought to figure out some kind of exercise i can do while i'm at the computer, maybe buy some hand weights or something. I've been trying to be more active while doing other stuff, like walking around while reading, but i spend so much time online that's not practical most of the time.

For some reason my right knee is hurting, and don't know why. I was thinking of going to the arcade and doing some DDR tonight, but i probably shouldn't do that now. It's not hurting so much as to prevent me from DDRing, but it just seems unwise to aggravate it further. Wish i knew why it was hurting though.

The rain let up for a bit this afternoon, so i decided to go to the village for lunch.

Went to the Indian place, and while i was eating another guy came in and was talking to the cashier person while he ordered. He said something about how one of the 5C just had a "stripping party" or something like that. I wasn't sure i heard him right, but then he said that he was surprised that the school had signed off on it, so i guess i did hear right. I asked him which school, and he said Pitzer, and then looked at me, and asked me if i was a mudder :) I told him that i was an alum, but i'm amused that that was his first guess :) Wonder what he would have said if i were female?

Went to the ice cream place afterwards, but they didn't have any good flavors. Went to the store after that and bought some pop and some frozen raspberries.

While i was driving to the village a saw lightning once in the clouds ahead of me, more towards the Upland area i guess, or maybe farther. Didn't hear any thunder though, of course i had the windows up and was listening to Secret of Mana music at the time :)

The rain started up again about fifteen or thirty minutes after i got back. Guess i've got good timing today :)

I really need to make myself do something productive. Playing with code, studying, writing, _something._ Bah.

I've been really wanting to play FF or Mana or some other RPG lately, so i might even settle for that if i could just get FFTA and my current CtP2 game finished.

Um, this is friggin odd, Semagic seems to have lost it's "Post" button. Huh, somehow i managed to turn off that tab, but i'm not sure how. Wonder how you post stuff if you don't have that tab on?
Current Mood: random
Current Music: The Black Mages
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on February 22nd, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC)
Um, isn't your computer about the same age as mine? The only problems I have with mine (aside from the whole "we haven't reverse engineered acpi yet" problem) is the stupid fan. Sometimes it rattles a lot. Sometimes it rattles then stops, which is pretty weird.

So I wonder if it isn't something windows-related.
DonAithnendonaithnen on February 22nd, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, about the same age as yours.

I seem to get lots of odd computer problems. At mudd we used to joke about me flipping random bits, but it effects hardware too, so whatever my "talent" is it has to be more pervasive than that :)

It could be windows related, but that does't really do me much good. I don't want to take my only good computer and try to turn it into a linux box and risk something going wrong, and anyways, none of my games would work anymore :)

Two or three times when the computer has died Windows actually noticed a problem when it rebooted. It claimed there was a problem with the modem and i should get a new driver from X (forget what their name is right now.) I checked at X's website and they had a couple generic drivers but suggested that i should go to the computer manucturer and ask them for a specific driver. So i emailed X asking them which of the generic drivers i should use, and emailed Sony asking them about the problem/new drivers, and never got a response from either of them. Perhaps i should try again.

I don't know that the modem was causing all the problems, or even any of them. Maybe the modem was just having problems when the rest of the computer crashed, but in any case it would be nice to try and fix (or eliminate from consideration) at least that one aspect.