been on the phone for nearly 2 hours straight now. i wonder how long these cordless phone batteries last..... (on the phone w/ the guy in PA where I might go work this summer)
May 3rd, 2000
off the phone.
awake (slept in). off to class.
Fun with operating system homework.
I'm going to install my free-university-influenced-heavily-by-mi
crosoft copy of windows 2000 now. wish me luck. you might remember i did this before, with erik's pirate copy... i remember caring then about hardware incompatibilities, not this time. even if none of my hardware works, who cares.... worst case scenario i'm running at 640x480 with no DVD (which I never use since I have my real player), no CD-R (which I never use, although I should probably back up some of my data right now), and none of my USB devices, which I rarely use. The purpose of this installation is, of course, to have a machine that's at least one small bit closer to the reliabilty of my never-crashing linux box. here we go...
you have to find it at least mildly ironic that Windows 98 locks up right after I insert the Windows 2000 installation CD. Granted I was doing something else in the background, and god forbid a multi-tasking operating system such as Windows 98 should multi-task, but damn. But I press on....
Wooo.... now it's running the "Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer". Sounds high-tech. ;-P And it's making me an" Upgrade Report". Zzzzzzz.... I need a Dr. Pepper. Hope it'll do fine without me watching the ever-so-slow progress bar crawl across the dialog box.
"Setup is now ready to install Windows 2000. The upgrade takes approximately 40 to 55 minutes, plus additional time to convert to NTFS. Your computer will restart four times." My god... 4 times? Heh. Anyway, it'll be nice to have NTFS again ... I ran NT 4.0 for a year or so prior to Windows 98, I was pretty pleased with Windows then. It's really 95/98 that suck I think.
"Setup is deleting the existing Windows installation." And thousands of files are flying by preceeded by "Deleting file ... " heh.
Heheh... nice grammar: "Windows has checked the file system and found no problem." (shouldn't that be problems ?) Evan?
freevote was dead... dunno why. altering a table there now... it's taking really long, longer than normal. windows 2000 is still installing. it's been at "Please wait while Setup: -> Saves Settings" for a long time now. computers suck.
okay, windows 2000 is booting now..... what's funny is that it's Copyright © 1985-1999. Hmmm.
watching dawson's. katie on our floor ran in during the commercial and was all super bubbly and excited and was like, "Omigod, are you guys watching Dawson's?!?!" (she knows we're addicts too) and she told us how she was writing a paper and trying to watch it too and all this..... kinda weird. She's always so happy.
GODDAMNIT! I installed some of the Windows 2000 "Critical Updates" from Windows Update, but now Win2k won't even boot..... it goes through the whole "Starting up..." progress bar, then it reboots. It won't even go far enough to let me logon. Piece of shit. I don't know what to do now... *sigh*
I'm writing this update from BeOS, since my Windows 2000 installation is now fucked and won't boot. I regret converting my disk to NTFS now, since it'll make recovering my data to do a full-install more involved. I think I'll have to install Linux over here, just to read the NTFS partition.
Okay, BeOS just completely froze to the point the reset button wouldn't work and I had to crawl back behind my desk and hard-switch the power off. I'm starting to think that machine is somehow fucked. Which is, umm... not good. I'm leaving it off for a few hours until I care to deal with it more. Going to work on operating systems project now.
I made a tent. I'm in my tent. It's dark in my tent. Headphones are loud. Outside world can't disrupt me, no sir.
Heh ... "Do I look like a motherfuckin' role model? To a kid lookin' up to me, Life ain't nothin' but bitches and money... if ya fuck with me, I'll put my foot in your ass..." -- NWA, Gangsta Gangsta