Today was one of these days. Sit down at computer, do some small stuff…get the feeling that it’s totally sluggish. Hmmm, it’s windows after all and has been running for two weeks straight now…oh well, let’s reboot. Poof. Bad idea. System doesn’t come up again and throws the black screen of death. This or that driver is missing or damage.
Okay, let’s do a repair. Repair done – same problem.
Okay let’s do a restore to system restore point “yesterday” – not working.
Okay let’s do a restore to system restore point “two days ago” – not working.
Okay…all system restore points aren’t working. Groovy. Why did the system do them again? Sigh.
Okay, let’s do a repair install. Errm yeah, (upgrade aka repair) only possible when started from within the “old” install. Errm yeah, genius…I need the repair out of pure desperation…not because my system isn’t coming up you dumb***…sigh.
Oh well…burned up the whole afternoon and evening and now I’ve gotta do a clean install anyway…bad beat right there…
…not that I had an old-one, lol, but as I got myself a new digital camera today, I thought I’d start a photoblog as part of ingoal.info. It can be found here. Let’s see how long I can keep it uptodate with photos…my plan is to post a photo every day, let’s see how that works out. If you would like to follow my photoblog, check in regularly or subscribe using your favourite feedreader…
I just wanted to give a big shoutout to the makers of SuperAntiSpyware as their software did a really great job on cleaning my system. It all started a few days back when some nasty spyware infected my system. No big deal I thought, so I fired up all the usual tools (e.g. Adaware, Spybot S&D, HijackThis)…to no avail…not even a safe-mode reboot and cleaning-procedure could get rid of it.
Bring in SuperAntiSpyware – Free Edition. Installed it, auto-downloaded the newest updates and definition files, ran it once, rebooted once and my system is clean. Awesome.
So once again, this is not a paid review, it’s just a message from me saying: Great software and if you’ve got problems with a spyware-infected system, give it a try!
…well, kind of, I would say I know how it feels like being scalped on local anaesthesia. Got a lipoma removed from my forehead this morning. I’m usually a pretty tough person and the local anaesthesia really helped a lot, once it wore off though, it started to hurt pretty good. The funny thing is that you normally don’t even realize how much your forehead is used in expressing stuff, as it’s really automatic. So it automatically hurt a lot during the day…thank god for (light) painkillers…
The compression bandage will come off tomorrow during the usual after-OP checkup…let’s see how it looks with a normal bandage on tomorrow…
Well, if the new MSI Wind will really hit the market with a price tag around the 399$ range, I’m soooooo going to get one. Why? Not because I desperately need one, after all I’ve got a regular notebook ( 14″ ) and an Apple iPhone already, but because I think this could be a nice gadget in between those two devices. Ultra portable and yet a full computer…
Inspired by ShoeMoney‘s Free Shirt Friday I would like to introduce the Ingoal.info Free Stuff Day. How I envision this thing to take off is:
- You’ve got a site you want to promote?
- You’ve got some swag* promoting your site?
- Send it to us and we will post a pic of the swag and provide at least one link back to your site.
- Both sides win ;-)
If you’re interested in sending us your swag, feel free to send it to:
ATTN: Ingoal.info Free Stuff Day
If you’ve got questions and suggestions feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Oh, and if it’s a T-Shirt you’re sending, please make it XL and include a note with the address of the site/blog on it (only necessary if it’s not on the T-Shirt). Thank you.
* Promotional merchandise for a band, record label, or other entity in the music business, usually distributed at concerts.
May include t-shirts, stickers, promo CDs, posters, etc. Often free, but not necessarily; a t-shirt or record purchased at a concert might still be considered swag, especially if it is a design or release that is not readily available in the mass market.
Many independent record labels throw in a handful of free swag when they ship out mail-order packages (stickers, sampler CDs, etc).
The chief difference between swag and regular merchandise is that its purpose is not to make a profit, but to promote the band/label, and reward its supporters by giving them something cool and unique.
Source: Urban Dictionary
Well, maybe it isn’t…it just came across my mind to check my ad income though and I can tell you this much, their recent adaptation to “text-link-sellers” really works. Ever since they did the whole “You get less PR if not 0 right away, if you sell text-links”-thing not only are my blogs PR0, but they’re earning less from text-links (d’uh)…so I applaud Google…their strategy worked again…although not completely…because I don’t care. You heard me…if you think that I’m going to stop selling text-links because you stripped my PR you’re mistaken. Thanks…end rant.
…for all the best wishes I received from around the world yesterday. Yes it’s true, Ingoal turned 30 yesterday…not the blog you dummy, the person behind it ;)
…so I bought a new toy…I replaced my 22″ display with a 24″ one. Even more screen real-estate with the 1920×1200 resolution…and what a fast (2ms) and nice panel it is…sweeeeet!
…pictures from my vacation to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt coming soonish….
…and I would like to say pics from my new display coming soonish, too….but I can’t as it still hasn’t been delivered…grrrr…..
…just ordered a new display….24 inches baby…1920×1200 resolution…hmmm….tasty….pics after I get back from vacation….I’ll be heading to egypt on tuesday….two weeks of soaking in the sun….I’ll post an update, hopefully with some pics of the new panel when I get back….
…just try to do a quick update of your server management software (Plesk) and watch how shit hits the fan…then try to fix it and make things even worse…curse…then try to get it back up and finally succeed (partially)…
So sick…so…if you’re seeing this, it means that part of the server is back up on it’s feet…happy new year…and please stand by while I try to fix the rest…
Well, well, it’s been a while since my last post and let me tell you, it’s been a wild ride…and the ride isn’t over yet either…
I don’t want to go into too much detail on here, but let’s just say that the stuff I’m working on is really getting on my nerves…literally…never ever have I been more stressed…and the stress is really getting to me mentally and physically, too. But oh well, what can you do…pull through it I guess…
On a brighter note…I totally forgot to tell you about my newest gadget…not much time to play with it, but so far, I really like the thing….
My pimped out iPhone with customized screen and all…
Alrighty…I’m outta here…back to work…
Well, well…after waiting for a long time, Sony made my decision easier today. Dropping the price of the PS3, while introducing the “new” PS3 (40GB model without PS2-backward-compatibility)…
As I’m a fan of the first edition (60GB) and a fan of added value, I went with the 60GB-model including two games and two wireless gamepads…499 â‚¬…still a lot of money, but a good bang for the buck if you consider that it includes the console itself, two wireless controllers, two games and a blueray player…now all I need to “fully” enjoy it is a sick HDTV…hmm…maybe come christmas I’ll work on that one…