- 1:22 PM, Monday,
January 10th, 2005:
- Another harddrive?
Another harddrive? And does it HAVE to be the
C Drive?!?!?!? So yesterday was supposed to be
the BIIIIIIIIIG update. I hadn't been able to
upload all these friggin' entries and videos and have
left that wretched, wretched, wretched video and entry
up from 12/22 for weeks. The one thing I liked
about that however was that it showed just how hard
this thing with Jess is. No one skipped that video
because it's been the "latest" video for over 2
- ..2 weeks until my
harddrive froze, and then said fatal drive error.
(sigh). This computer is barely over a year old. What
the HELL? And it's not the C Drive that kills me, it's
the partition of the drive that has all sorts of shit
on it: Mr. D Drive. Say goodbye to all of Trinitrons 3
except what is compressed on that DVD. Say good bye to
all sorts of personal videos that are so numerous
I can't even remember them all. I "could" do
the harddrive recovery thing but they charge you by
the gig...and it's about 90 gigs. Amazingly that could
be close to $1000. (sigh). And another kicker?
I don't have the recovery discs. Vaios have now
decided to NOT include recovery discs with their
computers...instead to have you burn your own when you
first turn on the computer. Well when I got it
I was in a mad-dash trying to make T2 so
I never had time to burn their recovery discs. So
I had to call Sony and listen to the bastard try
to charge me $25 for the discs. I wasn't in the
mood for that. I do really feel for customer service
reps sometimes, but to her credit - only one sentence
was needed for her to give it to me for free:
"I've had this computer for ONE YEAR before
it breaks and now you're gonna charge me $25 just for
the discs to recover the operating system?" And that
was it. Heh. Unfortunately 5-7 business days means
this all gets delayed again. ANd it'll probably not be
next weekend, but the weekend after that. February?
(whew). I can't imagine being a month behind on
updates. At least it's all being written in real-time,
but I wonder who'll read it all.
- It's been a
slightly nice however because I've been able to do
some work around the house finally. There's simply
nothing else to do. The Guesthouse is completely clean
and kick-ass. I know, I know I have to
move all the stuff at some point but I'm ignoring
that. I realize I have a completely empty house,
but I LOVE that room and it sickens me to
think of moving back into the house after all I've
- But I'll shut-up.
There is a real reason for this entry, and it's not my
computer problems... Kenny is 15. We're getting
dangerously close to this kid being on the street with
a real car and not a go-cart. Of course I believe I've
finally outdone myself with the video
as I've had it planned for a year and actually had to
do it last summer because Adam & The
Trinitrons sing Happy Birthday to Kenny. Whew.
I figured I might as well have one last 4tvs
hurrah for his big day.
- I'll refrain from
the obvious "Holy Shit he was 9 when I stepped
foot in California and he's 15 now..." rant. Yes he's
old, I'm old, this Journey is old. It blows my mind
every friggin' day. The weight of the journey is
pretty huge, but it will continue. What's cool though,
is Kenny is an actual person now. I can sit and
talk with him about things and there's a real
relationship there. I guess I can relate with 15
like few 30 year olds can as I have so much of
that 15 year old dreamer still in me. I hung out
with him and his friends quite often during Christmas
and it was pretty funny. Things just don't change
much. Although I have to admit, what his friend
Josh can do with a lighter was more ballsy than any of
my friends back then. Heh.
- Now, there's an
even cooler part of this video than just the
preperation...it's actually HIDDEN on the Trinitrons 3
disc. And none of you have found it. Why? Because it's
FRIGGIN' IMPOSSIBLE to find. To all of you who
have the disc, here's what you do.
- -Put it in and
after the open hit Extras
- -move your
cursor over to Spencer's head and hit
- -then move it
over to Dewey's head and hit enter.
- -Then Cameron's
- -And finally
G's head and hit enter - voila.
- If you just do G's
head it'll be a different video, you have to do it in
that exact order. And if you mess up the order it goes
back to square one. LOL. I did it so Kenny could
watch it on TV on his birthday as opposed to the
little videos on the computer. Of course since
I can't upload this entry until the fuggin'
SUPERBOWL, it means little. I'll call him later and
let him know. You all will just have to
- Man this computer
thing sucks. I wish there was a feasible way to
back up 300 gigs on a daily basis. I'll be a happy man
in 5 years when harddrives are obsolete. No moving
parts will be a wonderful thing. For now, I get
to try and figure out what the hell I'm going to do
when I go home at night. Not being able to work
on the computer is such a difficult thing for me to
deal with. Can you tell? It's amazing something that
causes me such heartache sometimes can continue to
rule my life. Heh, The Journey has quite a bit in
common with my computer doesn't it...