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I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.

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Posted at 11 Dec 2008 10:58:40 AM

I am feeling decidedly witchy today. Not bitchy, necessarily, but close. More like... black clothes, black eyeliner, red lipstick, pentacle, hair kept in chignon-y place with my new hairsticks -- the ones with black cats on them.

Today is a don't-fuck-with-me-day.

It stormed last night. Rarely have I heard a storm that violent - I'm almost surprised that my garden made it through. I haven't checked, actually -- for all I know, it didn't. Heavens know the lettuce could do with some pruning, so maybe it's all to the good. However - between being woken up by crashes of thunder we had the cat alternately squeeking and sleeping on my arm, and the puppy alternately whining or squirming around when Dan relented and brought him in to sleep with us.

Sleep was not on his list of things to do, and he made sure that it wasn't going to be on ours, either.

On the list of shiny things -- I picked up my new computer last night, and had a start at setting it up. All looks well, if you discount my boneheadedness in choosing a motherboard with only one IDE slot >_< (This is fine for the built-in hardware, but my plan had been to chuck the 160gb SATA drive that the setup came with, and use my two 500gb IDE hdds instead. This is foiled by only having one extra IDE connector: the second one on the DVD drive's cable.) My choices appear to be:
1. Get an IDE -> SATA adapter. From the reviews on tigerdirect and newegg, these things are finicky at BEST.
2. Use the SATA drive for my mp3s - I was only using 120gb of the 500gb drive anyway - and hook my main 500gb to the second IDE channel and set the system to boot off of it.

Option 2 is the one we'll be going with for now. Ultimately I'd like to have my terabyte of hdd space back, so I'll be upgrading the pansy 160gb SATA to a 500 at some point in the future. But for now, this should work out alright.

(Anyone want a 500gb EIDE drive?)



On 22 Jul 2008 11:08:12 AM, timotab.livejournal.com said...

"Rarely have I heard a storm that violent"

Welcome to the midwest :)


On 23 Jul 2008 10:29:31 AM, wint3rhart.livejournal.com said...

In the northeast, when we get storms like that, the precipitation is solid ;-)

(The page needed to directly reply to comments appears to have gone randomly? missing, incidentally, and until my new computer's up and running I haven't a prayer of recovering it.

With my luck, I don't have it backed up, and I'll have to rewrite it from scratch. Eep.)