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So two days ago was my last day to activate the Windows XP SP2 Home Edition I installed thanks to my friend Kathleen. I had thirty days of pure fps gaming joy. When it came time to pay the piper, I headed over to Kathleen's and got some Product Key numbers but Ebu in India told me that you can't license one copy of Windows on two different PCs.

As a Mac user this was a mystery to me and so I thought oh well I guess that is the universe's way of telling me that it was time for me to jump into Linux and learn Wine.

While doing a cursory bit of research yesterday after my license expired, I found out that most installs of Linux don't allow for dual monitor setups so right away I was put off. I started prowling Bittorrent sites for pirate copies of XP or Product Key numbers. There was no way in hell I was gonna shell out two hunjee for piece of shit software that requires more maintenance and care than its worth. Bill Gates can suck my bandwidth.

Luckily I found a nice torrent on demonoid that featured a VLK education version that circumvents activation. Setup is copying files as I write this. Now all I have to do is download Steam again and reinstall Oblivion. Oh no! I just realized I lost my Oblivion character! Oh Willard! Thou art lost forever. :(

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On Saturday, July 16, I managed to wipe my boot drive clean on the G5. It was a Complete Disaster. I was trying to backup my first drive to the second internal and I started having problems after duping it.

Somehow Disk Utility on the Tiger Install DVD mixed up the two drives when I commanded it to erase the second one. Poof. Gone. All my apps, all the digital pics, all my settings. Luckily I had the music collection on an external firewire La Cie and Cay's D70 pics from Japan were still on the camera cards.

The past two weeks have been hell and now I finally feel like I'm almost back to normal.

One of the casualties of the Disaster is the ole kaleidoscopic lemming site. Since there was no backup outside my home folder, my old blogging software wouldn't publish to the old url. Bummer. I'll try to archive that blog which was published from November, 2003 until now. The redirect page will be there for awhile until I can figure some things out. Google's cache may be holding the old blog at this link.

I'm using new blogging software (ecto 2.3.7) with Movable Type 3.11. One of these days I'll upgrade MT to 3.17 or 3.2 Beta. I'm hoping to add a horizontal navigation bar and maybe three fluid columns. With work starting again this week I don't know when I'll be able to fit that in but I'll give it my best.

Thanks for visiting. Your comments and suggestions for the new site are most welcome.

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