March 24th, 2006

hell's kitten

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So I've transferred the files. Everything's safe. However, that was only part one.

Now I need to deal with Best Buy. I'm crossing my fingers for there to be no issues with the international warranty. GR. They hinted there would be when I went there yesterday to see if their "Geek Squad" could help me with my Linux problems. There was about seven people on staff at the computer repair station and no one knew linux. I don't know how you can call yourselves a "geek squad" if no one has absolutely any knowledge about linux. Anyway, they do a "48-hour diagnosis" which means I give my computer to them and two days later they tell me whether or not they can fix it. Not two days to fix it, just two days to figure out what they'd have to do to fix it. Gr. At least I've had Linux running stable all afternoon. That means there's nothing wrong with my hardware, just the software (windows), and it wont be very hard to fix it. Right? But it still doesn't always restart. It's like the screen doesn't realize you've turned on the power and stays black. Not the on-black that says it's on, just not showing anything. I mean the off-black that means there's no power to the monitor yet. I have to turn it on and off between 2 and twenty times before it realizes it's on. And it's making weird noises. When the hard drive spins, it's a lot louder than it should be.

That reminds me. My religion prof said "Gr" in class the other day. That was amusing.

I was going to do a voice post when I didnt have a computer but I hadnt set it up, plus they didn't have a number for Canada. :P
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Vancouver's having a pillow fight flash mob tomorrow. Yay! I'm not going to participate, but I do want to take pictures. I was jealous I wasn't in SF when all my friends there went to it, so I'm excited.

On the last day of classes (2 weeks) is Arts County Fair. For those who don't know, it's just an all day event with several bands and lots of drinking. I was planning on not going because it's such a social thing and I am usually uncomfortable in situations where I'm forced to socialize with people I barely know. I didn't go last year, because I couldn't even drink. However, I think I'll go this time, just because it's such a big event, it's the largest student-run event in Canada, and just to say I went. However, I'll be going in order to take pictures of everyone else. This works out well. I've always said that I like being alone in big groups of people, and photography is the perfect vehicle for that.

I can't figure out how to turn off the option that makes tapping the touch pad equal a click. It's very fucking frustrating. I found the mouse options, but that wasn't there.

I finally finished Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett and have decided I'm just not a fan. Not that he's bad, he's just not my style. I find it almost impossible to care about any of the characters and therefore about what happens next, or whether I've even followed the plot. I've now started on Ender's Game, which has been on my radar for about seven years, on my bookshelf for about three, and I'm finally getting around to actually reading it.
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