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On work and canada and computers and stuff
My boss seemingly wants me to work for nothing, and half-expects me to attend a meeting in ten minutes.


I attended the meeting. I am floored. I have no idea how he's going to pull everything together.

I want to help, but I have a family to consider. Not to mention a tiny shred of sanity left.

That's pretty much what I told him, too.

This is me, wanting and trying to help, while backing away, slowly.

This entire situation is extremely surreal. Like watching a trainwreck in slow motion.

Gah, health insurance. If the company goes under, I get no COBRA.

Considering the difficulty I had trying to get local insurance when I moved, this could get ugly.

Paul and I might have to get married! O_O

Hrm. I was trying to find a post about my travails with obtaining health insurance.

I couldn't find anything, but get this-- apparently, I used to be funny. Who knew?

I will work on getting my funny back. Promise.

O Canada Day! Folks' home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy kids command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada Day,
Folks stand on guard for thee.
God keep that land glorious and free!
O Canada Day, folks get the day off for thee.
O Canada Day, folks get the day off for thee.

So, today I should get my video card, which means I can start re-building my system. I'll have the technology. I'll have the capability to build a system that doesn't suck. This system will be that system. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster, harder, better, faster, stronger (more than, hour, our, never).

I've never attached a processor to a motherboard-- my last one came burned-in and tested. That's the only part that really scares me.

Most of the Really Important Stuff on my system has been copied to my FreeAgent, which I love and am going to marry. I should probably format the two HDDs I won't be reusing, but I probably won't. I'll just stick 'em in a closet 'til whenever. Maybe I'll put one in Zack's system, who knows.

And no, I don't intend to build this one naked. Heh, I'd totally forgotten about that until duinlas mentioned it the other day. Sadly, I don't have a copy of that photo anymore... it's on my old system, the contents of which were never fully copied over to this one. It's still sitting in a box. In my office closet. Where all old parts go to die. Where the extra HDDs will eventually end up (unless I pop one into Z's system).

So instead of pictures of me, naked, five years ago, here's me as a guest on The Simpsons:

It's freaky how closely that resembles me.

Okie dokie, I'm a gonna go shower, then call unemployment, and then start copying to my FreeAgent any last bits of data I don't want to lose. Oh, and maybe micro up some lunch along the way.

I should really take a moment to submit a few receipts to the office, too. There's no way I could submit everything (I don't think I've submitted a phone bill in a year-- which is my own darned fault, but I was trying to save the company a little money-- I'm ridiculous, I know) but I should at least submit for a few things. Heck, after 14 years I didn't even get a penny's severance pay, I should at least get my printer ink taken care of, no?

~Hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough~

I'm feeling all kinds of: hungry hungry
What I hear: fans whirring

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btripp From: btripp Date: July 2nd, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Question ...

First, a snarky comment:
"Yeah, but does FreeAgent have health insurance?" (noting the parallels between "Paul" and "FreeAgent" in the above).

The Question:
I recendly added a unit very similar to that FreeAgent (but from Iomega) to my system, but have been stymied as to the best way to back up my HD to it. I've tried the Windows XP backup utility and for some reason it "fails" before it even tries to do anything. I have had less-than-stellar results trying to simply drag-and-drop from one to another, and I was wondering if you were using some 3rd party program to do this.

Visit the BTRIPP home page!

ldy From: ldy Date: July 2nd, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: Question ...

I might marry them both :)

My new system will be XP, but right now I'm using win2kpro, and just dragging and dropping to backup before this big upgrade.

You might actually have to install (or re-install) the backup utility from the XP disk. Navigate to the disk, into the ValueAdd folder, then Msft, and then Ntbackup-- double-click Ntbackup.msi to install the Backup utility.

If that's still not working for you, I'd just poke around download.com (http://www.download.com/Backup-Software/3150-2242_4-0.html)-- I'm sure there are a lot of options available! :)

kvance From: kvance Date: July 2nd, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Heh, I'd totally forgotten about that until duinlas mentioned it the other day.

The winky face was too subtle?
From: zztzed Date: July 2nd, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Paul and I might have to get married! O_O
Don't forget: I'm an ordained minister!
duinlas From: duinlas Date: July 2nd, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)
This just got a lot more funnier!
From: zztzed Date: July 3rd, 2007 05:06 am (UTC) (permalink)
I'll remind you that I was not always an ordained minister.
duinlas From: duinlas Date: July 3rd, 2007 05:47 am (UTC) (permalink)
But you being an ordained minister trying to work tech support despite the large tropical drink toting nude women is comedy GOLD!
thetech From: thetech Date: July 2nd, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC) (permalink)

*hmph*... I go to the link-of-naked... and there's no pic *sigh*

Oh, and nice Canada-song :)

I always enjoy putting together machines. It's fun. And don't worry, I'm sure the processor will drop into place nicely.
czircon From: czircon Date: July 2nd, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC) (permalink)

I too followed that naked link before reading the rest, thinking "oh, if she linked to it, she must have fixed the broken image," and was disappointed. You may just have to post a new one.

As for the other stuff, as usual I have nothing useful to offer beyond sympathy.
happymrlocust From: happymrlocust Date: July 2nd, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Naked computer building eh?

I remember that!

God, was that really 5 years ago? Scary.

I wonder if I saved that photo for posterity...
hitchhiker From: hitchhiker Date: July 3rd, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC) (permalink)
there was a naked ldy pic and i missed it!! *sobs*
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