July 30th, 2006

2013, cyd, new

pentium crisis - day three?

the whole thing has been devastating. the disk with my data on it isn't reading. the dell i am using now i cannot add another hard drive to. my usual computer is totally new, nothing is left on it. why does computer stuff have to be so . . . so . . . invasive?

no cymbalta for a week now. this was not good timing. i tell myself things will be better with the pentium three. and then i tell myself to shut the fuck up.

this gives me my long awaited chance to clean off my desk. since the computer is on the floor in the living room.
2013, cyd, new


i was doing some backup work on this computer (the small dell) and got totally confused and couldn't find what i was after and ick. so i went in and lay down for a bit and while i'm laying there i figure out a solution to my problem and get up and take care of it. yikes.

i can't upgrade this dell. i can't even put another hard drive in it. i'm very disappointed about this. it's a nice little computer but that's all it is. i suppose i could take sims off and put adobe and macromedia stuff on it and it would be functional for website making. that's about it, though.

S brought a trash picked tower over last night. we took the parts we wanted and determined that we couldn't use the case, which sucked. i would have built another computer right there. i did get a 20 gig hard drive from it and maybe a CD rom. i haven't tested it yet, i know the floppy drive was compleely cacked. so i'm wishing for a box. hell. i'm wishing for a new computer.

in the meantime i'm going to play on this one and stare at the other one waiting to see if one of the pentium 4 boards work. i'm also waiting to get my data off my old hard drive. B said he'd burn it to CDs for me.

i can't believe how bummed this has made me. i keep wandering the house looking for something to cheer me up and cleaning as i go .

cleaning is a good way to keep busy. =}
2013, cyd, new


how long does it tak spray adhesive to dry?

i've deconstructed part of my desk and covered the surface with decorative paper. i can't varnish it until the spray adhesive is completely dry.

i'm contimplating removing the top of my desk and spray painting it blue. since i have dark blue satin spray paint. i'm trying to decide if i want to take such a large project on. i'd have to take a sheet and the desk top downstairs to the grass and do it there. hmmm. i'll wait until the office closes in 45 minutes, then i'll do it. hee.

i don't know what i'm trying to do, but i'm having fun doing it.
2013, cyd, new


okay, what an afternoon. i put clear contact paper over the orange paper on the keyboard shelf. then i painted the desktop black, badly, because the paint was all thick. always put your paint lids on well. i left all sorts of brushmarks and there are parts where the desk is barely peeking through, but the part that was all messed up is well covered and beautiful. that's the part of the desk where nothing is, drinks and packs of smokes go there.

then i found this gallon can of indoor/outdoor varnish and put that over the black. i may do a second coat but i don't think i will. i still want to spray paint it blue, that will tie in with the orange to the colors of my bed set. but that can wait until i go over my plan with doc and see if he has any objections or suggestions. i'm much safer that way. i don't make decisions well, still.

i'm wondering if i can just trade the hard drive out on this dell. put the 80 gig in and install windows xp. it's an intel celeron with 254 mg of ram. i'm really tempted. i have to format the 20 gig hard drive i got last night. it has 20 partitions on it. those have got to go. then i'm not sure what i will do with that. i guess just keep it around. i hate dell, i have to say that. i can't complain about the computer, it was a dumpster dive treasure that came with a sweet monitor. but my need to play inside of computers and change things is thwarted by dell and i hate them for it.

enough, it is doing it's job, this dell. the hard drive is full and i can't play sims anymore, but i can get my email and bitch and moan in here. so really there isn't much to bitch and moan about. i can put the 80 gig on the other machine. i can use that machine to format that drive, though i don't know how. i'm sure i could look it up. i should just relax about my data. my website is online, so i have a copy there. the manuscript was sent to someone, so there is a copy of it there. hopefully. i should be playing online and enjoying my pentium 3 speed. well, my desk needs a couple of days to dry.

if i get one of the pentium 4 boards and need the power source with the blue lights, i am definitely cutting holes of some sort in the case of my computer. i may even do it with the P3 i've got. i can get a light to put inside, i'm told. i have to go to the mythical Fry's or Frye's, i'm not sure. but i hear marvelous things about it and the power source with the two lights came from there. hee.