December 14th, 2005


yes, I get them

Extended warrantees I'm talking about. Yeah, I know just about everyone thinks they're useless but I've always gotten them for things over $100 and it's a good thing too because I've had to use them for everything except my digital camera -- so far. On Sunday I noticed my computer wasn't recognizing that I had a disk in my DVDRom drive. I tried different types of disks: games, music, movies but nada. So then I wondered if it was something wrong with the hardware or the software. After searching around a bit on Tuesday I found a disk I burned earlier this year with a live CD of Knoppix on it. (It's a Linux distribution that runs off the CD, no need to install it.) After booting and loading I noticed, like Windows, that it showed the drive there but when trying to read it, again like Windows, it tells me nothing is there. Ok, it's hardware.

The warrantee I got was for in home service so I called the number listed and after going through some tests (which I had already done on my own) with the guy from the call center (who from his accent I'm supposing is from India) he says the drive needs to be replaced. He ordered the part which will be sent to a local tech (estimated date: the 20th) who'll then call me to set up a time to come over and install the drive. He then tells me I should back up my hard drive, just in case, before the tech comes over. Umm, I have a 200GB drive with 79GB free... that's a lot of backing up to do... until I remembered I have my and my mom's machine networked, so, I can just shove everything into my share folder and copy it over to her 120GB drive, which is pretty much empty.

update and I'll pass on Brokeback

Ok, it's been a while since I had posted before today. I know this because my sister asked if I had updated lately when I talked to her last night. Yeah, she checks up on this journal every once in a while. BTW, Steph, if you're reading this I'm still waiting for you to send that picture you used of ya'll in your class presentation. It's been what, 2 weeks since you said you would? ^_^

Anyway, we get onto the subject of Brokeback Mountain where she asks me if I'm going to watch it. I told her, honestly, no. It's an understatement to say I'm not a fan of melodramas. Then I said, "seriously, if you change one of the guys into a woman this picture would totally be a chick flick" and I don't do chick flicks. :o) Besides, I told her, I've already seen (via downloads) some kissing scenes. "They kiss?" she asked. No, she didn't know and I forgot to also mention the love scene in it, albeit it's only 60 seconds. Later I sent her the link to The straight dude’s guide to ‘Brokeback’
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heh, cute entry

Fluent in Familese (what kids really mean when they say things) Like:

"I don't have to go." = "My bladder's not at the point of rupturing, so I would prefer it if we waited until we get 3 more miles down the road before making my announcement of bodily need, even though we are but mere feet from a facility at this very moment."
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The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.

Your ideal relationship is open. Both of you can talk about everything... no secrets.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something precious. You'll treasure marriage and treat it as sacred.

In this moment, you think of love as something you don't need. You just feel like flirting around and playing right now.

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