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23 September 2007 @ 04:35 pm
Just Get It Over With  
This has not been the happiest of Sundays. Oh, it started nice, very nice indeed. But I don't feel good right now, partly from physical issues, partly from eating way too much at lunch, and partly from stress. Lunch, that's my own damn fault, I take responsibility for that.

Stress, man, stupid things piling up. Some small things, but mainly two larger ones. One, I snapped a little and hollered at Erik, earlier. I was talking to him about something that needed to happen, and he just dropped to the floor and started going through his bookbag while I was speaking, obviously not paying attention. He has focus problems as it is, but this was just too much, I got really pissed off, told him it was incredibly fucking rude and inconsiderate to do so, and that now I was really angry and that he might as well go about his business, because I wasn't talking to him anymore. Really laid it on. I probably shouldn't have, but dammit, everyone just lets him go willy-nilly about his way, not paying attention to stuff, and it drives me nuts. Someone has to make him focus. Hated doing it, but I was seriously angry. He's already so spacey 90% of the time, it makes me crazy.

The other thing is, no surprise, computer issues again. Few days ago, had the system tell me it couldn't boot up due to a missing or corrupt file. Rebooting apparently fixed this. The next day, it reset itself while booting up a couple times, finally asking what I wanted to do. Loading the "last known good configuration" came up OK, and the day after was smooth. Today, it claimed that file was corrupt or missing again, and again booted up on restart. Researching the error, the only info says that this can occur after converting a file system from FAT32 to NTFS...which I haven't done. Well, dunno what to do about that, except wait and see if it happens again, and replace the file. Meanwhile, about an hour ago, while playing a little UT2K4 to calm down, I had a couple oddities happen before the whole system shut down and restarted. As usual, Micro$haft's error reporting was completely useless, claiming it was a "device driver" but not any idea which one. None of my devices are showing any driver errors, naturally, so I had Windows Update go hog wild on my system, and installed just over 75MB worth of update, including stuff to my sound card and cam. Rebooted fine, so now we wait and see how things go.

I'm very much looking forward to the possibility of a new system, when the tax money comes in. Here's hoping.

So, yeah, I don't feel good. My shoulder's been acting up again, and I'm tired. Gotta go finish laundry, and have to do some grocery shopping, neither of which fills me with any desire to do it.
Clever Internet Chat Handlechathandle on September 23rd, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
Man. Rough day. Here's hoping Monday's better, bro.
bitterfun on September 24th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
Funny you mention it. I let the windows uprape go and install some stuff and my audio drivers didn't work either until after reboot. Hmmm....
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 24th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh, mine worked fine before, that just happened to be in the load I upgraded.
Miss Mollyminionmolly on September 24th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
I'm sorry about Erik, but I understand why you might have lost your temper.
Alessar: hmmmalessar on September 24th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
I can't remember if I said this before... it could be the motherboard going bad, or at least the IDE controller. The next stage, if it's that, will to be bluescreening on startup, I think.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 24th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
It is possible, for sure. This is not the newest of machines, and it's been through a lot. The plan, should it work out, is to get a new system, come tax money time o' year. Just hoping this guy holds out until then.

I had an issue, some months back, where it was being hinky on start-up, but it just cleared up for no reason that I could find. So, guess we'll see, it did fine today, so that's something. I guess, worst-case scenario, this machine dies and I have to use my wife's machine until I can replace mine.