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SweetAI Belle


Why does life always have to be so ironic?

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  • 2 weeks
    G5 Drabble

    Just something that occurred to me and I felt like typing it out. Posted here with minimal (very minimal) proofreading.

    Probably not something I'm continuing, but this is the sort of thing I kinda want to be reading with G5...

    Spoilers for G5, I suppose.


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  • 5 weeks
    Status on hard drive

    Well, when I woke up this morning, a new hard drive was on my doorstep.

    Stuck it in my laptop during lunch, and started working with it after work. This hard drive works fine, and I got it set up as my new home folder relatively easily.

    I hooked the old hard drive up to usb, and tried to see what I could get from it.

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  • 5 weeks
    Yay, hard drive problems

    My blogs are always about computer problems, aren't they?

    The computer most of them have been about is fine. I've got several computers, though. The one that had all the motherboard issues was the main desktop.

    The other personal computer I use a lot is a laptop. It's a thinkpad that has in it not only a 240 GB SSD, but a 1 TB hard drive and a 500 GB hard drive.

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  • 16 weeks
    Incidentally...

    That processor that I said may be a little slow, but seemed reasonable? It wasn't reasonable. It was dragging down some of my games, speed-wise. I replaced it with a 3700X I got during the prime sales, and I'm kinds figuring I'll just build a little computer around the other one some time, since it does have graphics built in, which the replacement doesn't. It would've been fine if this wasn't my

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  • 21 weeks
    Forgot to mention...

    Remember that computer that was acting up? I was just realizing that I never mentioned what I ultimately did about that, so I'm doing that now.

    First, while I didn't absolutely need to, I bought a new case for it, because I didn't really like the old one.

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Sep
15th
2021

Yay, hard drive problems · 5:49am September 15th

My blogs are always about computer problems, aren't they?

The computer most of them have been about is fine. I've got several computers, though. The one that had all the motherboard issues was the main desktop.

The other personal computer I use a lot is a laptop. It's a thinkpad that has in it not only a 240 GB SSD, but a 1 TB hard drive and a 500 GB hard drive.

If this seems odd, I'm dual booting. The SSD has arch linux on it, the 1 TB hard drive is the home directory for linux, and the 500 GB one has Windows 10 on it.

Except, well... last week, I had the laptop sitting on a counter, and knocked it off accidentally. It fell screen first! I was terribly surprised the screen didn't get damaged, actually.

I thought everything was fine, but it started freezing up for a minute or so, periodically. Only in Linux, too, but I mostly use it in Linux.

Checking dmesg showed a bunch of disk errors. Tried fixing them, but I think the fall damaged it. I set my laptop to copy a whole bunch of stuff off that directory, and it kept periodically getting write errors on this file and that, though a lot copied. I was going to copy more, but today, the computer was hung when I tried to wake it up, gave errors even detecting that hard drive on bootup, and I had to yank the drive out, and tell linux that /home is now on the ssd to get it to boot up.

Oh well, new 1 TB hard drive is on the way and should be delivered tomorrow, and then I'll set up a new home directory on that. I got a fair amount of my download folder and desktop off of there. Probably lost stuff, but a lot of the important stuff would be on my local server or main computer, which are fine...

Funny thing is that I actually got the laptop running cooler during all this, because I removed the heatsink, wiped off all the goop underneath, and applied new thermal paste.

--Sweetie Belle

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Well that's unfortunate, hope it gets solved quick.

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Well, I'll probably have things mostly in working order within the next few days, but I'll probably have lost files. Hopefully nothing important.

Assuming the hard drive I have being delivered gets here tomorrow and works, I'll drop it in, and try to see if I can coax the old hard drive to cough up any more files.

I am feeling kinda smart about having the os on an ssd and the home file on the hard drive, though, because I'd probably be totally reinstalling linux if I hadn't...

--Sweetie Belle

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