Archives: October 2001
Monday, October 29, 2001
Jerome Records, the label I work for, is starting to get some major press. Check out the nearly full page article in the latest issue (Nov. 3) of Billboard Magazine, on page 58, titled "Stars Also Shine Offstage Thanks To Jerome Records".
Saturday, October 27, 2001
Once again, everything appears to be installed, loaded, and running smoothly. Cross fingers...
The computer is back from the shop. I have begun the process of reinstalling all programs and backed up data. Will it work this time? Please, no wagering.
Friday, October 26, 2001
The computer is in the shop. Who knows what happens next.
Thursday, October 25, 2001
As you've learned by now, my hard drive of a year died. This means that a lot of unbacked up data (though most was backed up) was lost. This means those 50 some odd emails that I had received which were not yet replied to are lost to the ages. This means if you haven't received a reply from an email you sent me relatively recently, please resend...In the meantime, can anyone email my computer some Cipro? Perhaps that might help. Is one of the side effects a blue screen errors?
After several more trips to the computer shop and hours of uploading backed up files and reinstalling software I was all set to get back into the swing of things. Conveniently as this was the case the computer rebooted itself. Upon rebooting I got another dreaded blue screen of death message:
STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190256, 0xEB8334E8, 0XEB833140, 0X8044405d) NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
*** Address 8033305D base at 80400000, DateStamp 384d9b17 - ntoskrnl.exe
Now, all I can do is a cold reboot and after booting up I'm given the same blue screen of death. How I could resolve this problem is beyond me but something tells me once it is resolved I'll have to once again reinstall everything and upload all backed up data, in addition to many more hours of not knowing what to do and many more trips to and from the computer shop. I think they're going to soon ban me from setting foot in their shop. I'm about ready to call it quits and apply for a job at Kinkos cutting business cards or something.
Monday, October 22, 2001
So I got my computer back today. I had an additional 75 gig hard drive installed and sent the bad drive off for repairs. The plan was to install the repaired drive in addition to the new drive and to have the new one backed up by the repaired so if in the future a drive goes bad I have an exact duplicate. Or something like that.
So the new hard drive was installed in addition to an additional 256 megs of memory. I was all set to come home, set it all back up and call my ISP to get the DSL that's been installed, just not working, working finally. All was going according to plan. Set everything back up, had all the discs to reinstall programs, etc. Boot up screen number one: all fine. Next screen: great! Next screen... next screen... er... next... black. Nothing. Black screen. It sounds like it's booted up. The monitor shows it has power. Instead of the blue screen of death I have black screen of nothing.
On a better note I just got the new Tivo upgrade from 2.0 to 2.5.
Now if I could just get my computer back and DSL working...
Saturday, October 20, 2001
So my hard drive is in fact dead and it looks like it may be weeks before I may be abl to get that computer back up to speed. In the meantime I'm on this laptop and will attempt to scrape by until I'm all back up. In other bad news, the demise of Fynsworth Alley has officially hit the public. It was only a matter of time.
Friday, October 19, 2001
I got back from NYC on Wednesday. About a day later, after working on getting things settled and back to normal around here, my main computer's hard drive appears to have failed. All I get now is the blue screen of death: "INACCESIBLE BOOT DEVICE"On top of that, I'm still in DSL limbo. So I'm left without my computer, on my laptop, with a 26k dial-up modem internet connection.So reports of my week on the right coast, photos, and updates will have to wait...
Sunday, October 14, 2001
Nice to meet you too, Mike! :)
Saturday, October 13, 2001
I'm here in NYC. Saw both Heather MacRae and Donna McKechnie's performances last night. I'm seeing Spitfire Grill very soon with tick, tick... boom! planned for later tonight. Walked past the Times building just as a throng of media decended upon any exiting employees due to the latest anthrax scare. All is as well as can be. More updates, and plenty of photos to come. Things have changed. But it's just as much the wonderful town it's always been.
Thursday, October 11, 2001
I'm leavin' today...I'll be in New York City for a week begining later this morning. For those who need to reach me who don't have my contact information in NYC, I should fairly constant email access as well. I'll talk to you all soon! :)
Saturday, October 6, 2001
I'm taking my first official hijinks design business trip (of many, let's hope) to New York City this week.
Though I visited for a day and a half last October, I haven't spent more than 48 hours in NYC since I spent one of the best several weeks of my life there four years ago. A lot happens in four years. Too much has happened to NYC in the last month alone. Even so, I'm going back for a week on Thursday and I can't wait. I just got myself a camera so I hope to have a hard drive's worth of the trip when I return.
If you're in the area and would like to get together Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I have no idea what my schedule will be like as there's a lot to be done but we'll see what happens!
Tuesday, October 2, 2001
I proudly present hijinksdesign.com. Spread the word!
Monday, October 1, 2001
I'm really not sure of the appeal of Mark Bakalor's site, because frankly I suspect there is none, but hell, I check it at least thrice daily, and you should too!
"Your website is beautifully demented. The moving head thing in the top left just does it. I've been staring at it for the past minute and still find it amusing. You're an inspiration to us all."
- Jenn Kauffman