July 30th, 2002


I HATE this fucking computer

I was working away quite happily, here, and I started getting some weird behavior from Outlook Express. I decided not to risk it fucking up on me, so I shut everything down I could, and did a restart.

Computer restarts, blue screens straight away, restarts again, boots into safe mode. I reboot again, it comes up with a missing VXD message, reboots again, and boots into what looks like safe mode again.

I do a check through the system, and can't find anything wrong, so I reboot again. This time it boots fine, but boots to 640x480 with 16 colours. According to the display adapter properties my only choices are 640x480 at 16million colours, or 1024x768 at 256 colours.

Considering that I'm usually at 1152x864 with 16million colors, that's not good enough. I choose 640x480 at 16million colours, and then am forced to reboot.

Then, and only then do I get the full display adaptor options.

Something inside this computer is fucked. I don't know what it is, but if it's not careful I am going to throw it out a window shortly.
  • Current Music
Me, Racing Stripes


I woke up this morning in much better shape than I feared I would be. Usually when I skip a night without taking one of the anti-inflammatory's I feel stiff and sore all over the next morning.

I have a feeling it may be the weather.

It was a lot warmer today that it has been the past few days. I'm currently wandering around the house with shorts and t-shirt on, and neither of the heaters on. Plus when I went to the gym I didn't need a jumper for the walk down.

Just in case I'm going to put one of the heaters in my room while I sleep, and hopefully the warmth should mean I get a decent sleep. I'm going to need it. I've got to see one of the company directors (Dianne) tomorrow, about a project I'm going to be working on.

Now, Dianne is a lovely lady, but she still thinks in terms of DOS and DBase II!
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    Sky - The Best Of