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Voicemail has its uses, for example, when one won't be able to pick up the phone for awhile, but needs to relay a message immediately, or when other forms of communication are not possible, i.e. e-mail or texting is inconvenient or irrelevant.

However, I still usually end up ignoring it, thus rendering most of the pros as moot.

(1) Oct 10, 08 - 11:18 AM

On the subject of high school friends, just because you're different, doesn't mean you can't be friends.

(0) Jun 17, 07 - 11:41 PM

Pi is wrong.

Well, actually, maybe it would just be better to use what is currently known as 2*pi. I've always thought it would be easier if sine and cosine had periods that were just pi, not 2pi.

So should pi be 6.283185...? Should pi be the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius, instead of diameter? If so, it would take about 50 years for this to gain any momentum in the mathematical community.

(0) Apr 20, 07 - 1:07 AM

Crash! Good-bye data

Monday, November 6, 2006 | 2:22:06 AM

So let's start with the background information. I decided I wanted to restart my computer. I thought I might as well do some windows update right before, because that way I can save myself some restarts. It goes through that and in the process, the computer crashes. There's the irony: the computer crashed while performing an update. This is probably the part that is the direct cause of the end.

I restarted and it crashed once more, after another hour or so. However, this time, it wouldn't start back up. I used the XP CD to boot windows back up, and to my surprise, it said that the C drive was unable to be found, invalid, gone.

Yeah. No. Ugh.

To put it simply, all of my data, aside from anything stored online or on my flash drive is (apparently) gone. Tomorrow, I'm going to dedicate quite a bit of time to determine if the data can be salvaged. I'm not going down without a fight.

In conclusion, I'm really annoyed. Angry. Unhappy to a high degree. Srsly.

I'm now relegated to my laptop and I think I'm going to start to spend more time examining Linux. I need to learn how to get that working.

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Linux - Newbie Blockade

Sunday, August 27, 2006 | 9:44:49 PM

So, now I've been spending more time with my new SUSE Linux. And I have to say, I'm frustrated.

I know how to do what I want... in Windows. I know where everything goes... in Windows. This is Linux. I'm lost.

I still can't get connected to the internet, but if I boot to Windows, the connection is fine. So the connection works, but the settings are incorrect. It actually says it's connected, but my ability to visit websites suggests otherwise. I'm also having trouble accessing localhost to be able to test PHP scripts and such.

Those cover the bulk of my problem. Anything from there just is a branch from that. I'm also a bit too lazy to really get into it and fix it.

So all you Linux people... I'll be going back to my windows for now until I make time to fix all that.

And anyway, I prefer a mouse over a touchpad.

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Linux - Next step to geekdom

Sunday, August 13, 2006 | 2:46:41 PM

So I got a laptop. Then SUSE linux is now installed on it. Woot.

So I've been playing around with it recently. I wanted to get it to be able to run my own personal web server and play around with new programming languages. The problem is... I'm having trouble connecting it to the internet. Ah well. I'll clear it up eventually, I hope.

Java feels really bloated. I've been experimenting with Ruby and Python and I like those quite a bit. I've also been dipping into Common Lisp and... it's different. I also want to try Haskell for a different kind of functional language, but I think I shouldn't overload myself. I should work on one thing at a time.

Back to linux... Windows is user-friendly in that it helps you do stuff, but it makes it difficult to do other things. Linux is user-friendly in that you can do a lot of stuff with it, but you have to have a bit of knowledge on how first.

This distro actually reminds me a lot of Windows. It has it's own style, sure, but it's not too much of a paradigm shift.

It's weird having two keyboards though. As I research stuff on this computer to use on the other, I sometimes find myself typing on the wrong keyboard.

Also, it's a bit of a hassle not having a router. I have to switch the connection from the back of the desktop to the laptop to test out the connection then if it fails (which it has always done, so far), I need to switch again to research online. Hopefully I can get the problem worked out soon. It worked on windows, so I know the connection is there. I just need to get the settings right in the controls.

But anyway, that's the story of my first experience with Linux.

On a separate note, I think I may need to modify the tag system. The tags on the side are growing too long.

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