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Do You Ever Update Your Journal?

Submitted by on August 8, 2006 – 11:01 pm

Answer: I just did :-p

ok, ok, ok, I know I’m evading the question here but let me explain myself.

1) Personal life IS a drag — What I mean is, there’s just a lot of stuff that’s happening in my personal life that makes me really worn out to the point that I just want to browse around and do nothing (not even think). Some of this personal life stuff that’s dragging me down is work and finding a new job (hopefully out of state, well… I’ve been mainly talking to my contacts out of state, not too much with people in state). I love working with my current manager and supervisor, they’re really great to talk with and we get a long fine (although, I think my manager is really getting tired of my smart ass remarks and what not >_> ) but the job is stressful enough and throwing in office politics and drama to the mix, well… let me put it this way, you would want to take a nine and just blow your head off (unless your into office politics, in which case I would say that you are a freak of nature).

2) Computer issues — Yep, that’s right, more computer issues caused by my idiotiosity. What happen? Well… I went to re-size my windows partition so I could install Linux and during the re-size progress, it decided that it didn’t want to do it, so instead of taking the drive out and running chkdsk, I said fucked it and installed Linux over it. I did this for a few reasons. 1) Because of my laziness from above (about taking the drive out and running chkdsk) and 2) I couldn’t find my Windows XP x64 CD. Now that I got my x64 CD, I copied everything off of one of my drive and tried installing windows on there, and guess what, Microsoft are greedy sons of bitches, they would not install this on a slave drive, I don’t know why, all they need to do is add a code to the MBR that directs it to look at the slave drive (in Linux, it would be hdb1 =D ). So what did I do? I deleted the swamp and root partitions (kept my /home partition because that’s where I kept all my stuff that I copied from the second drive) and installed it on there. All I need to do now is reformat my other drive (which I well whenever I’m not too lazy (which means I’m going to be formatting it in a special way to have it formated as a FAT32 and not a NTFS)) and re-install Linux over /home once I copy that stuff over to the drive again. A lot of work to be done, luckily, the distro I choose to use, SuSE, seems very promising since I was able to get it installed alright and get it pretty much 100% configured.

3) Games — And another reason why is because I’ve been playing games. The most recent games I’ve been playing is Ghost Recon for XBox 360 and EVE Online. Nothing really much to say in here….

Anyways, there you have it, I’ll try to update more often (in fact, there is this one rant I’ve been meaning to type up for quite some time now).

Terminology list:

Distro — Used when talking about the type of Linux package, there’s many different ones out there, all based on somewhat the same standards. You have Red Hat, Mandrax, Slackware, etc.
Linux — A type of Operating System (OS) that is open source (for the most part). The standards is pretty basic in terms of where the kernel should be and all that but each distro does something different and, because of this, when installing a program, you need to configured it to your system (more then 80% of the time, you will have a configure file that you could run and have it configured to your system in no time (if you have all the libraries and all that), about 15% of the time they will already have binaries already made out for some distros.
Partition — A part (or whole) of a hard drive formatted in a file format to that OS
Root, /home, swamp — These are a type of partitions when installing Linux. When installing Linux, AT THE VERY LEAST, you need to have the SWAMP partition and ROOT partition but a standard Linux running box would have /home on it’s own partition for easy upgrade to the latest version of that distro or to a new distro without having to destroy all the user information. Others would also put /usr and /etc (and a few others) on there own partition to make it even easier to upgrade to a different distro.
Chkdsk — Stands for Check Disk for short, it’s a DOS program by Microsoft that allows you to run some parameters to check, repair, and recover whatever is wrong on the drive (ex., one that I always use; chkdsk /r /f)
MBR — Master Boot Record — This is located in the very, VERY first sector of your hard drive, Normally a OS well write there code in here (there’s only so much room that they use) and the motherboard well refer to this code to know where the OS boot information is located so that your OS could boot. Microsoft well write over it no matter what, even if you have Linux install, Microsoft doesn’t care, this is why most people well install Windows first then Linux but it is possible to boot into Linux using Microsoft’s boot menu.

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