2005/09/02

Thanks CC and CD

I can totally do this because Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, the book I'm currently reading now that I've finished Accelerando, is released under the Creative Commons license. I was winding down and getting ready to fall asleep, when I read this passage that made me laugh out loud:

"'You wouldn't get up,' I said, and slopped coffee in the general direction of a mug, then scalded my tongue with it."

2005/09/01

Libris Mortis

Apparently you can play an undead character in Dungeons and Dragons. Ya know, when I came to Mines, I hoped the people here would be more like me. I now doubt there are enough of those to populate a classroom, let alone a campus. I don't know anyone who's actually interested in DnD that's not also socially intollerable. I swear, I have no peer.

Although, I do feel a little closer at my new school. I even have a Magic appointment next week.

2005/08/30

Shhh...No Words, Just Emotions

Roger just emailed this to me. Ilikeit.

2005/08/29

Word Verification

Alright, I'm allowing non-registered users to comment again. Blogger has added a new feature called word verification to help prevent splogging. Now when you want to comment on my blog you get one of those funny looking word pictures where you have to actually type what you see to go any further. I guess spammers are too dumb to train a neural net to pass these things.

If I get another spam comment, though, I'm returning to the draconian commenting restrictions.

2005/08/28

Now, That's Just Silly

I used the recovery disc that came with LaMachina to reinstall Windoze so I can play some games (turns out my Diablo II playdisc has a label-side scratch, yeargh). The disk recognized that I had repartitioned my hard drive, so it repartitioned it to the original state before restoring the disc image. The silly thing is that it didn't change the boot sector of my hard drive. So, now, I've got GRUB and its got no directory to read its settings from. When I try to boot, I just get a
GRUB>
prompt. So, now I've got to make it look like
GRUB> rootnoverivy (hd0,0)
GRUB> makeactive
GRUB> chainloader +1
GRUB> boot

That's a lot of crap to type just to get Windows to start up. Once I reinstall Linux it should be working alright again. Oh well, this is the first complaint I've ever heard about Toshiba. Unlike a certain Dell I know that breaks all the freaking time.