After yesterday’s fun with the hard drives, I figured it was probably a heat problem, so I unplugged the two other drives and left them to cool down overnight. I put them in this afternoon, and the 80Gb hdc drive worked fine. But the 40Gb hdb drive didn’t.
Continue reading “It’s not getting any better”
Computers hate me. There’s no other possible explanation.
I’m currently in a combination of upgrade hell and the worst deja-vu ever.
Continue reading “Fucking Computers”
I just read this article about the US and how they keep slighting if not deliberately rebuffing Canada and Mexico.
U.N. Wire | 2003.10.14 | Crossette
One thing the article doesn’t mention, but something that my parents and other Canadians mention a lot is that with 60,000 Americans being given extremely generous hospitality on Canadian soil when their planes were grounded on 11Sep01, Canadian police, firefighters and avalance rescue workers pouring across the border in any transportation they could scrounge (often paid out of their own pocket), the Canadian government offering troops and financial aid, George Bush gave a speech at Ground Zero praising the nations that had rushed to aid the US, but didn’t mention Canada even once.
And meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is still beating the drums about how lax Canadian borders let the terrorists in, in spite of the fact that not one of the terrorists did come through Canada, and that cross border trade should be stopped or curtailed until Canada beefs up her border security.
As I posted earlier, I upgraded my computer yesterday. It was NOT fun. Now that the hard parts are mostly (I hope) over, I thought I’d rant about it.
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I suffer from chronic pain. I have been since 1975 or so. Yup, 28 years of chronic pain out of 42 years of life. And much of the rest of it was no picnic either. I’ve tried just about every possible treatment or cure in that time. In actual fact, the doctors are baffled by what’s causing it.
The best article I ever read about it is here but unfortunately it will cost you $3 to read it.
One of the big problems I have is that every time I try a new avenue of treatment, I tell myself over and over again not to get my hopes up. But I do, and then when it doesn’t help I get extremely depressed. As well as conventional treatments, I also get my hopes up from reading about experimental treatments, even though I know that the god damned insurance companies will never pay for any of those.
Here’s another highly experimental treatment that will probably never see the light of day. But I’m going to get my hopes up about it anyway.
Wired News: Saving Pvt. Ryan … From Pain