1 Oct 2002 julian   » (Master)

I think my desktop machine is jealous of my TiBook, or else maybe it just doesn't want to have to live through college.

So over the weekend I decide to format everything except my home partition to get a nice clean install of Red Hat 8. Well, I accidentally formatted the home partition as well. Good bye music. Good bye config files. Good bye pixmaps.

So fine, I recovered some of my music from my TiBook and some other bits from Dekar, but I'm still missing quite a bit... and my CDs are at home.

That, of course, was not the indication that my desktop machine is jealous.

Today my desktop machine was frozen. Which has been an incredibly rare occurance for me over the past year, so it was really quite odd. I couldn't ssh in or ctrl+alt+backspace or ctrl+alt+del. The reset button wouldn't work.

I hit and held power. It went off. I hit power again. Lights flashed on. Lights flashed off. That's it.

I'll investigate later this week and find out what died. I really hope it was the processor (I was going to buy a new one this weekend anyway). But it could be the power supply or motherboard of course... or something even more expensive, like my video card :(

I got the last laugh, though, because there was nothing important on that hard drive. I made sure of that earlier!

Now I just have my TiBook hooked up to my LCD monitor, speakers, keyboard+mouse, etc. Good enough for now. I just wish I could get gtkmm2 (and thus gabber2) compiling on OS X.

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