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Subject:in which there is Bricking, and later, Debricking
Time:10:06 am
I think I fixed it, though. But yeah my computer kind of pulled a "Well, you're updating, yeah? And you plan on messing around with Skype? TIME TO EXPLOO~DE...!" and then it did. I told dad and he was like "gee that happens to me with Windows all the time." I have no clue why it suddenly bricked.

So yesterday I spent the day debricking my PC. I forgot to check this morning to see how it went, but it should be fine: flypPC is pretty resilient even though it operates on Murphy's Law. On the other hand, skootPC rarely has problems but whenever it does, it has problems and not of the "... well I guess I need to remove/replace one thing or reinstall something" variety. skootPC always goes up in a bang.


Posting from Computer Science, as I do; I had the AP test yesterday so there is pretty much nothing I need to do. "Come on, Stalin!"
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noworkingtitle
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Time:2009-05-06 02:21 pm (UTC)
At least it's happening less frequently than with windows, right? Having your operating system on a seperate partition from everything else's a good idea anyways.

I.. think I did fine on the exam. Probably did fine on the multiple choice, and only bsed a little of the essay section.
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surskitty
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Time:2009-05-06 02:32 pm (UTC)
flypPC never had an issue with Windows. More... Windows disagreeing with the video card. And the memory stick. And an uptime over eight hours. Oh and restarting; I always had to shut down and boot up again. ETA: skootPC never complained about Windows ever. It just complained about Windows and GIMP and my usual Fx3 session. Something about 55~324 tabs...? And that one extension that I liked a lot and it took me a while to figure out that it disagreed with my Fx3 browsing style. Why should I close tabs if I'm going to open the same page within the next two weeks, huh? It's much more efficient to keep it open! ... er.

I had intended on doing that from the start but I didn't want to actually have to think about what I was doing, y'know? So I just hit buttons. Also, 99% of the stuff I care about is on USB drives so it's not like it really mattered THAT much.

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kiraboo
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Time:2009-05-06 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have a suspicion Windows hates Skype.

..though I have a suspicion Windows secretly hates everything. Why do I use it again?
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surskitty
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Time:2009-05-06 09:42 pm (UTC)
Nah, this was Ubuntu deciding that it would quit horribly. I guess I shouldn't update from 8.10 to 9.xx without praying to the computer gods? Ah well, no harm done.


Windows is terrible and hates everything, yes. I have no clue! I have barely used it and this is the only time I've had problems but I didn't have huge problems. It broke mostly harmlessly and then I backed up everything because I just needed to boot from CD and then I reinstalled and ALL IS WELL I think. 8D Windows always has to quit violently when it decides to complain, though.

ETA: And by "I just had to boot from CD" I mean I just had to download the CD again off the official website, burn it to disc, and stick it in. SO EASY and then it was like "well there's some stuff on the hard drive!" and I could access everything and it was wonderfully agreeable. :D Windows always decides that it wants to HIDE EVERYTHING whenever it has problems. ... Windows never acknowledges my Ubuntu partition; Ubuntu, however, acknowledges my Windows partition and is like "IT'S ALL GOOD, YEAH?"

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kiraboo
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Time:2009-05-06 11:19 pm (UTC)
I suspect I only use it because it's a known evil, honestly. I know where it keeps all of its weapons!

Or something.

And that's.. strangely easy! I'm suspicious of anything that's that easy when dealing with computers, and anything that Windows has even glanced at briefly.
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surskitty
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Time:2009-05-07 04:01 pm (UTC)
I don't know where Ubuntu keeps all of its weapons, but if I learn how to code properly I could go check the source code and figure it out, maybe. Definitely easier than figuring out where Windows keeps its more obscure weapons, anyway.


Well, okay, I had a bit of trouble copying files, but I solved that with "ask zhorken and eevee what to do." Then I typed two lines into the Terminal -- which is easy to find, whoo -- and left it alone for a bit while it put together a backup. Ubuntu even puts program preferences right by the Documents and Music and Pictures and Videos folders so it can all be snagged at once~~ I think I just had to type "sudo cp -r [PATH TO FOLDER CONTAINING EVERYTHING HERE] [DESTINATION PATH HERE]". STILL EASY. Would've been easier if I knew what to do already but the install CD has firefox and XChat and some other things on it if you boot into Ubuntu from it, I believe (not too sure about XChat but it definitely has Firefox and mibbit.com is easy to use) so it was just like "1. STICK IN CD. 2. ASK SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING WHAT TO DO. 3. TYPE ALL OF ~TWO LINES~ AND IT WOULD'VE BEEN ONE IF EEVEE REMEMBERED THAT THE FIRST ONE WOULDN'T SNAG HIDDEN FOLDERS. 4. WAIT FOR A WHILE. 5. ??? 6. PROFIT"

I don't even want to think of what I'd have to do with Windows :( Only things that bug me about Ubuntu is that it's a bit of a pain to set up CoX or TF2 or something on it -- you can do it and it'll work, but I don't think Sims would run at all even with fighting? -- and my scanner keeps having an identity crisis. Thinks it's a Wacom tablet.
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