Friday, 12 December 2008


New mother boards for me and Daniel,
Dan's is set up and ready to go, drivers and all, I've spent the last age backing up my schtuff. Fecking millions of pictures from the last 4 years or so, millions! Takes half a day just to back up my stuff. And that isn't counting all my music (98GB+) or movies which are on the terabyte drive. My PC still runs fine, but I like to format once a year.
I think that desktops have a best by, once you start using them, for whatever it is you do, work, play games, type stuff up whatever, it starts to run slower and slower and bogs itself down.
You can defrag it all you like, you can run memory clearing programs, you can go through folder after folder clearing the cobwebs of the modern home (well it's mine anyway :P) and you're still left with something running as fast as molasses flows as a lecturer (Cathal) said to me recently about his work desktop. So I figure, once a year or maybe every second year, a desktop should be formatted and everything should be put on fresh. Plus this makes you back stuff up yearly, so when things inevitably go wrong you have stuff from under a year ago!

The reason I'm typing this is that I can't run programs because it will slow the backing up and I'm waiting for a "151 Minutes Remaining" counter to read something more livable.

Dave gave me a nice new crazy version of Windows to use, some hybrid of XP and Vista with SP2 built in along with a feckload of drivers and programs. Really handy stuff to have usually, probably some unnecessary crap too, but it should be fun.

Got lots of college work to do, and SO MUCH to read, good God do I ever have a lot to read!
Want to type out all of Art O'Hare's Lasers & Optical Communications notes, as his hand writing is a bit difficult to read straight off, plus typing it all out should help me learn it. Then it's just a matter of sifting through all of Liz's notes to find out what I need to know, I think she said she was going to help us with that on Tuesday morning, so have to be in for that. Only two exams at Christmas, so that should mean I have plenty of time to get a good grade out of them both *fingers crossed*.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Mr. Shiver 21:02:59 whats your first blog gonna be about?

Well let me tell you then!
So, since I deleted my LJ over half a year ago not (I think) I haven't had a blog,
not that I used LJ often at all. But as a part of my keeping organised and in touch with Mandrake.

I've so much college work to do, all the bloody time, no fun. I've a flu at the moment, almost kicked it I think. Got to get lots of other things done, hobbies, projects, planned tasks, To Do lists galore!

But complaining is for suckers! (HA!) I'm hoping to get my act in gear soon, get the two exams I have coming up studied, retype the notes into something easily readable, be all organised "n'shit".
(Not going to happen though)

Watching The Wire recently, such a good show nearly through season 2 now. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is great too, tho. I think I've watched all the eps too many times now XD
Started listening to Girl Talk a bit too much, really want to make up a few mix CDs for people for Christmas. Just make like 20 different mix CDs of different stuff and roll some dice to decide who gets what. Could be fun.

I was in NY for Halloween (and for the election) which was really good. My little 1.25year old sister is getting to be a real hell raiser, reaching things and running around, such a cutie she is. Odette is kicking ass in her final year (as always) and we're both trying to avoid stressing out too much, her (6) exams are before Christmas and my (2) are after, ontop of which she is away for a month across Christmas (in Auz) which pretty much means 1.5months of not spending time together.

Plans for next year! This is something I will write on when I find out more to say on them.