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October 31st, 2004

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01:43 am - Goin' back in time
Greetings, TimeBusters, especially if you're among the 90%+ of my Friends list for whom


. I dare say you know whether you are among that mass or not (waves at exceptions: earthquake1906, rhiannon333, ringbark, possibly lambertman if he's in the right bit of Indiana, ditto bookshop, argentus and netdancer, er...) but if you're in any doubt then you can look it up here. If anyone blows any engagements tomorrow morning by exactly one hour, then that is why.

Life is pretty good at the moment, except that the hard disk drive on my main machine has been giving severe problems. Currently I am rebooting and it gets stuck at "Verifying DMI Pool Data". Thanks to dezzikitty (whom I still love at least as much as ever) kindly giving me a laptop for my birthday, I have found two pages of advice.

I have created a Windows 98 boot disk using http://www.bootdisk.com/ and booted from it; it stuck in the same place as before for a good couple of minutes or so but eventually went to an A:\ prompt. I attempted to run sys c: from the floppy as directed but it reports that "Invalid media type reading drive C". That's worrying. I have a suspicion that the hard disk is very very ill after it had previously taken close to 20 hours to SCANDISK while booting, but it eventually did boot at normal speed a couple of times and I was able to run SCANDISK from Windows through successfully a few times, both standard and full versions, and concluded that I was clear.

I have backups dating from early August, but I'd really rather not use them. This may be a trip-to-the-computer-shop job, especially if people are going to make worrying suggestions like physically taking the hard drive out of the machine and connecting it to another computer. *looks pleadingly*

Happy last-day-of-October, especially if you are lore and celebrating a birthday today or daweaver and celebrating tomorrow.

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Date:October 30th, 2004 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the time change reminder...I probably would have totally forgotten!
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Date:October 30th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
exception ho! My clocks don't change, but all of my cable-TV viewing schedule does.
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Date:October 30th, 2004 10:16 pm (UTC)
Mwuahaha, I despise daylight savings time and don't understand it at all.

It makes me so happy I don't have to deal with such an atrocity!
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Date:October 30th, 2004 10:20 pm (UTC)

Sorry about that...

Microsoft pretty much says it ain't them. KB287553 says so. I also searched the Premier database for you, and got nothing more.

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Date:October 31st, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)

Ahahaha. *grin*

You are absolutely right! No clock-changing for me! (I didn't know argentus was in Indiana! the things one learns!)


I love the fact that you made this post, haha. <33333
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Date:October 31st, 2004 01:44 am (UTC)
It perplexes me how people can miss the clock change when modern pooters remind you of the fact.

Which is good, because even though someone reminded me yesterday afternoon I'd still forgotten by this morning !
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Date:November 3rd, 2004 04:24 am (UTC)
My modern pooter just changes the timezone and doesn't make a song and dance about it.
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Date:October 31st, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
It seems like I always come out on the short end of it sleep wise, whether or not we go ahead or back.
Date:October 31st, 2004 09:11 am (UTC)
Ah, many thanks for the birthday wishes. I hope it shall be a good time, and will keep you all informed in due course.

"Verifying DMI Pool Data", eh? Dogsby says that everything is quite alright and your computer doesn't need to be repaired by a qualified technician who might be able to coax the data from it. Dogsby is always wrong.

As for the clocks, some of us spent the extra hour on Friday night and just waited for the rest of the world to catch up.

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Date:November 1st, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
Thanks for the well-wishes! I live in that odd bit of the US that never changes, too, but it sure worked to the advantage of my out-of-town friends this weekend. :D

love, lore
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Date:November 9th, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC)
*gratuitous smooshes*

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