September 10, 2009

Geek broke too

Geek blog broke last week too, after I upgraded this blog to the latest WordPress. This was because I tried to be smart and save space by linking both installation to the same common files, since they were both WP blogs. When I updated the stats plugins I was quite surprised, which shows Geek was averaging 100+ hits per week. Looks like a good number, but I’m guessing most are just spammers. As it allowed anonymous comments 99.5% of them are just spam.

I hope nothing else breaks.

Windows broke again

Another long-winded story.

I came home from work and sis was showing me how the comp kept restarting itself when booting up. As it restarted at different points during the boot process, and even during POST I diagnosed it as a hardware error. I opened up the casing and found that the catch that locks the processor heat-sink and fan broke so I guess the processor was not spreading the heat fast enough. I manually tied the sink back and the computer started up.

It then loaded Windows and kept restarting again, this time at the same point. I disabled the option to auto-restart when Windows hits a critical error, and the hidden BSOD showed up. Based on the error code I found some documentation on Microsoft. However, I was unable to follow through because the first step says “At a command prompt,”. With the BSOD happening no matter what startup option I chose, I could not get the “command prompt”. I even tried Ubuntu LiveCD, Windows Recovery Console and even a Linux Registry Editor, but couldn’t fix it. So I spent a few hours last night re-installing Windows. Re-installing Windows with the drivers and applications took less time than trying to fix it.

Now I’m already used to it, having to do do re-installation every few months or so.

September 9, 2009

cab flagging

We were standing by a dark road waiting for a cab.

Along came a car with a cab light lit on top.

*flag flag*

For some reason, the police car has an orange light when its blue/red siren lights are off, and it seriously looks like a cab.

魂不守舍

had been a little distracted recently. don’t know by what. my mind will sometimes just go blank and when i recover i think i was just stunned for a few minutes.

September 7, 2009

u know u’re in Singapore when…

the mums with prams and the elderly challenge the escalator,
and the rest of the healthy people squeeze into the elevator.

September 1, 2009

back to work

back to work today. got into my jeans today, and suddenly realized i lost quite some mass in just one week. I couldn’t button my jeans before that, now they’re back to loose again. It’s really a big diff.

Sigh. Restart again.

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