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04/07/06

  12:24:38 pm, by The Dreamer   , 76 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Computer

New lhaven hda is here....

And, this time I'm gonna try something different for the disk replacement.

I'm doing a mondoarchive of the current hda, and then I'm going to use that to restore to the new disk. I'm not expecting any issues.

There's only 3 (4) partitions on the disk...and the only ones (2) I care about are the ones that mondoarchive would save. Those are /boot and /(root). The data filesystem is empty because it failed (and the other is swap....)

04/05/06

  04:03:44 pm, by The Dreamer   , 55 words  
Categories: Software

Search all files in XP, regardless of extension

Link: http://www.pcdoctor-guide.com/wordpress/?p=2668

Finally, the answer this this major annoyance I've had with the built-in find on Windows.

What is odd though is that all the competing desktop search products (such as Google's and Yahoo's) also suffer from this same annoyance.

The only hard part of this article, was figuring out where the download link was.....it's here

  11:37:37 am, by The Dreamer   , 160 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, iPod, Hardware, Computer, Networking

lhaven: The Reconstruction Continues

After recovering the /boot and /(root) filesytems on lhaven, I discovered that the data filesystem on the same disk was also damaged. The difference being it could at least recognize it as a filesystem, so I let fsck to do its damage.

Lots of stuff got disconnected, etc. But, they all look like old and files that I could tolerate losing....

Namely it affected the old /home location (which is now on a different disk, but I had kept the old location as a backup) and what are supposed to be the backup of my iTunes music folder. There was pretty much only one area that I didn't want to lose, and it seems okay.....1 of 3 DVArchive volumes on this system.

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  02:53:53 am, by The Dreamer   , 284 words  
Categories: General, ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking

Was about to give up when....

...power returned.

I was about to try taking a shower by candle light (well, actually flash light) when the power came back on....at least the hum of power came back, since I had gone around and made sure the lights were all off, etc.

So, I went to check on various things....some minor issues after power loss, I could live with. But, the one that was a problem.....my linux box known as 'lhaven' failed to boot.

The /boot and /(root) filesystems were damaged.

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  12:29:36 am, by The Dreamer   , 196 words  
Categories: General, Stuff, ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking

Darn the power went out....

....and looks like another Cyberpower UPS has failed me. The one handling my home network equipment dropped instantly.

Meanwhile sounds like the race is on to see which UPS will tank next....the main one being the UPS that the ReplayTV recording The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Darn...looks like it didn't make it :..(

Strangely, it is the SmartUPS that sounds like it'll be annoying me for the longest....I used to dislike APC, but looks like Cyberpower is moving to my bad list.

Now to wait for the power to return, so I can go to bed....and do all the things I need to do before I can :yawn:

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04/04/06

  04:00:50 pm, by The Dreamer   , 406 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, AppleTV

Upgraded my Laptop's Memory

Link: http://www.vikinginterworks.com/pp/T2700DDR_512S.html

Back on March 22nd, I decided to take the plunge. buy.com had sent me a 10% off coupon. As I was preparing to buy the Kingston brand of memory for my laptop, buy.com suggested the Viking InterWorks brand. Since it was cheaper, that's what I went for.

After lots of waiting, they finally sent me a message on March 28th that my order had shipped and charged my credit card. And, then they didn't actually hand the envelope over to USPS for delivery until March 31st.

Today, I found it in my mail box...and after taking care of a few things, I set off to upgrade my laptop.

No major issues were encountered in the process. Though my hibernation file doubled in size and became fragmented....but that was simple enough to correct.

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04/03/06

  12:40:53 am, by The Dreamer   , 209 words  
Categories: General, Stuff, Home Theatre

Missed two clocks

Just as I was getting ready for bed, I realized I did miss two clocks....

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04/02/06

  11:11:40 am, by The Dreamer   , 489 words  
Categories: General, Stuff, Samsung HLN4365W1, Digital Photography, Travel

Another Daylight Saving Time Update

Link: http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/index.html

Well, another Spring Forward has arrived and I think I have updated enough clocks to get by..... :lalala:

Some how I feel I didn't update quite as many clocks as I normally do....though it could be that I have a lot more gadgets that update automatically, coupled with the pile of gadgets that due to my current situation aren't getting the attention they used to.

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03/28/06

03/27/06

  12:52:38 pm, by The Dreamer   , 297 words  
Categories: General, Software

Update on "Closing the door on comment spammers"

Link: http://wonderwinds.com/weblog.php?p=350&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

For sometime now, everytime I visit my blog, I would be greated with this message "Closed comments on 1 posts". For the first time in a day, it would not be unexpected to see something like this.

But, repeatedly throughout the day....made me wonder if something had gone wrong with my system or database.... U-(

So today, I delved in the code and database, trying to figure out what post it kept closing. Turned out that it was the guestbook hack that I had previously applied that was causing the problem.

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Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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