Deep Hurting, The Thrilling Conclusion
The hard disk containing what remained of my data arrived today, and, thankfully all the critical stuff is there. I was able to get that one project collected up and organized enough to send a new review round to the client. So that’s good. All my music is there. One thing I wondered was why there was so much data recovered. I’d estimated only about 60GB of data was on the disk, but...
Deep Hurting, Part III (about the hard disk again)
Seems as though they were able to recover most (if not all) of the data on the disk. 149GB worth, anyway, which was more than I thought was on there. Some of the files are grouped in an “orphans” folder, meaning I’ll have to do some clean up to sort through those and re-file them. Some of the files are named “m4p-00195.m4p” and “InDesignCS-00003.indd”...
Deep hurting (but entirely separate from the whole...
Kucinich drops presidential bid - Cleveland’s Top Story from The Plain Dealer
Deep Hurting, Part II
So Iomega came back with a quote today to recover the data on the bad hard disk. $1,500. And it’s not guaranteed they’ll get everything, either*: The drive has read errors affecting structures and possibly data files. Based upon this evaluation, we feel that a recovery may be possible. We will have to attempt to manually rebuild the corrupted / invalid file system components, mount...
What the h-e-double-toothpicks is going on over at...
Sad news: Both Megan Carpentier and Greg Wasserstrom got the axe. Two of their best writers, too. The saddest part is that Megan used to be “Anonymous Lobbyist,” and when she started writing under her own name, she basically burned all her lobbying bridges, so she can’t go back to that. So if you thought your work situation was effed up, think about that.
So the network drive that I use to hold all my music, movies, and project files just took a giant crap all over itself. DiskWarrior said the drive directory was “too damaged” to be repaired. So I overnighted it in to Iomega Recovery Services (t’was an Iomega drive, too) in Santa Clara, and we’ll see what they have to say. Poopie. Poopie poopie poopie. Thankfully, I...
Flickr: Photos from The Library of Congress →
I love seeing the government use the same tools as everyone else, instead of spending millions of dollars building their own online photo-searching tool.
New Work: Miriello Grafico
miriellografico.com My previous employer, Miriello Grafico, was reluctant to redesign their website. After seven years, their previous site (built with Flash 5 and Macromedia Generator) was showing its age. Miriello had a bad experience with the web in 2000, when they hired an outside firm to build their site. Six months and tens of thousands of dollars later, they were still unhappy with the...
Poll Standings, Part II
As to the Browser vs. Feed Reader War, not much has changed. A little less than a third of you use a feed reader: Browser: 69% (that’s right) Feed Reader: 31% (From 16 results.) Personally, I can’t live without my feed reader (I use Google Reader). The reason being that if I have to go to 50 or 60 different websites to read everything, it takes way more time than I have available....
Flickr: The Mid Century Modern - Sticker, Label +... →
This pool’s win levels are off the charts.
This problem reminded me of that Neil Stephenson...
Jury Service Update Part II
I’ve been released from my jury duty service. Yay! Back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Jury Service Update
I spent Wednesday in the Jury Waiting Room. It was everything you think it could be. Thursday I don’t have to report, but I do have to call to see if I need to report on Friday. According to the jury coordinator, assignments on Friday are very rare, and it’s highly likely I’ll be dismissed from service on Thursday night. So — no lengthy trial or anything. Whew!
An honest question for the Paulhordes
If we eliminate the income tax, presumably the government will pay for itself by levying tariffs on imports and exports — basically raising capital based on what’s defined in the Constitution, correct? If that’s the government’s only source of income, how does a Paul administration intend to pay off the foreign governments to whom we already owe billions of dollars? Link