melayneseahawk: (sex life)
Tonight is Gay Prom, so after work a single friend and I are going out clubbing. We're assuming that the majority of the area queer couples will be a prom, so we are going Hook-Up Hunting. I am just a little afraid.

Photobucket's tech support are fast, which is nice, but since the account I'd been using for [livejournal.com profile] shanks_daily and [livejournal.com profile] sgboys_daily is attached to my main e-mail address, they can't attach my main account to it. I think I'm going to have them shift he mod account to my university address, just so I can keep it open, and then put the main one on my main address. *is dizzy*

- work: 3-close
- call
-- Aetna re: switching coverage
- e-mail
-- Marvelous Mayhem re: returning corset
- reschedule MMRP rehearsal
- start composing family-friendly version of the Monologues
- laundry <- needs folding
- vacuum
- Otzma reference for A
- writing
-- [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000
-- [livejournal.com profile] imaginarybeasts
-- [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer
-- extra Question(s) for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_grammar
-- that "Old Friends/Bookends" flopsy [livejournal.com profile] tejas inspired
melayneseahawk: (sex life)
Tonight is Gay Prom, so after work a single friend and I are going out clubbing. We're assuming that the majority of the area queer couples will be a prom, so we are going Hook-Up Hunting. I am just a little afraid.

Photobucket's tech support are fast, which is nice, but since the account I'd been using for [livejournal.com profile] shanks_daily and [livejournal.com profile] sgboys_daily is attached to my main e-mail address, they can't attach my main account to it. I think I'm going to have them shift he mod account to my university address, just so I can keep it open, and then put the main one on my main address. *is dizzy*

- work: 3-close
- call
-- Aetna re: switching coverage
- e-mail
-- Marvelous Mayhem re: returning corset
- reschedule MMRP rehearsal
- start composing family-friendly version of the Monologues
- laundry <- needs folding
- vacuum
- Otzma reference for A
- writing
-- [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000
-- [livejournal.com profile] imaginarybeasts
-- [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer
-- extra Question(s) for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_grammar
-- that "Old Friends/Bookends" flopsy [livejournal.com profile] tejas inspired
melayneseahawk: (abandon hope)
It's going to be another to-do list week, I can feel it.

- call
-- shrink re: appointment
appointment made
-- therapist re: appointment appointment made
- e-mail
-- dude interested in being in MMRP
-- Lisa re: AV refund
-- Andy re: advertising (there wasn't any)

-- Marvelous Mayhem re: returning corset
- Monologues 2010 budget
-- submit budget proposal
-- deliver two paper copies to SGA finance office
- complete line item transfer and ISR to pay for AV (yeah, I know, makes no sense) waiting for the refund
- grocery shopping
- cooking
- fold laundry
- shower
- change sheets
- LJ life update
- clean room
- take out trash
- assemble external hard drive
- Otzma reference for A
- writing
-- [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000
-- [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer
-- drabbles xIdon'tevenremember
melayneseahawk: (abandon hope)
It's going to be another to-do list week, I can feel it.

- call
-- shrink re: appointment
appointment made
-- therapist re: appointment appointment made
- e-mail
-- dude interested in being in MMRP
-- Lisa re: AV refund
-- Andy re: advertising (there wasn't any)

-- Marvelous Mayhem re: returning corset
- Monologues 2010 budget
-- submit budget proposal
-- deliver two paper copies to SGA finance office
- complete line item transfer and ISR to pay for AV (yeah, I know, makes no sense) waiting for the refund
- grocery shopping
- cooking
- fold laundry
- shower
- change sheets
- LJ life update
- clean room
- take out trash
- assemble external hard drive
- Otzma reference for A
- writing
-- [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000
-- [livejournal.com profile] stargate_summer
-- drabbles xIdon'tevenremember
melayneseahawk: (orly)
The new hard drive arrived: 500 GB...and it's just a drive. No case, no cables.

What the hell do I do with it now?

*cries*

ETA: What I bought was a refurbished this (thank god for the internet, I was able to track it to the manufacture's website). If I'm reading it right, it can be used for external storage, which is what I want it for. But Seagate doesn't seem to sell casings, that I can find. *headdesk*
melayneseahawk: (orly)
The new hard drive arrived: 500 GB...and it's just a drive. No case, no cables.

What the hell do I do with it now?

*cries*

ETA: What I bought was a refurbished this (thank god for the internet, I was able to track it to the manufacture's website). If I'm reading it right, it can be used for external storage, which is what I want it for. But Seagate doesn't seem to sell casings, that I can find. *headdesk*
melayneseahawk: (adult)
Two questions for those of you who aren't just pretending to be technologically-inclined:

First, I want to buy another external hard drive. At least 300+ gigs, already in casing, for no more than $100 if possible. Where should I be looking? (I bought Midget from TigerDirect and did not have a great experience with them.)

Second, I'm doing a bike ride to raise money for hemophilia research, and I was going to pester people for donations, but I've got no idea how to gather the money into one place from anyone who might want to donate who're out of town. I was thinking PayPal, maybe, and then I could write a check from my account for the lot of it, but can I work it that way? Help?

Yeah, I fail at geek.

(Oh, and I'm hard at work at the prompts. If you still want to prompt me, I'm collecting them here.)
melayneseahawk: (adult)
Two questions for those of you who aren't just pretending to be technologically-inclined:

First, I want to buy another external hard drive. At least 300+ gigs, already in casing, for no more than $100 if possible. Where should I be looking? (I bought Midget from TigerDirect and did not have a great experience with them.)

Second, I'm doing a bike ride to raise money for hemophilia research, and I was going to pester people for donations, but I've got no idea how to gather the money into one place from anyone who might want to donate who're out of town. I was thinking PayPal, maybe, and then I could write a check from my account for the lot of it, but can I work it that way? Help?

Yeah, I fail at geek.

(Oh, and I'm hard at work at the prompts. If you still want to prompt me, I'm collecting them here.)
melayneseahawk: (vent)
Took a look at the Vista recommended system specs: 512 MB for Basic, but everything else wants at least a gig. *insert cursing at Gateway here*

Called the company and gave some poor tech guy hell. Was told that 10 MB of RAM go to the video card off the top, leaving only 502 for Vista to play with. Basically, they sold me a computer that couldn't handle its OS.

This was a pre-designed laptop. That they set up.

And it can't run its OS.

*is furious*

Tech Dude told me the best plan would be to remove one of my two 256 MB RAM sticks and replace it with a 512 MB one. This would cost me about $100, plus I'd have to install it myself.

I inform Da of all this (interspersed with a screaming argument, see below) and he calls them to give them hell, too. He's a lot scarier than me, so he gets a manager, tells him they should be ashamed of themselves, and gets the guy to agree to sell us a gig of RAM for half the price, which Da will be paying for. It'll be here in about a week or so, and then Da will install it for me.

I think they should have given it to us for free.

(Why bloody fucking hell does an OS need 1+ GB of RAM, anyway?)

The aforementioned screaming argument was about who was to "blame" for this issue.

Yes, Harlan's fan probably gave out because of accidental improper care on my part. But I told Da all I wanted was to fix Harlan.

Da is the one who told me to just buy a new one.

He's the one who picked out the new machine.

I think I make my point.

*fumes*

And the printer's still flipping a shit.

*fumes some more*

Apparently, I do memes when I get this angry. Who knew?

Four Under the Cut )

Now, to shut everything off and try to take out my rage on WoW (assuming I can get the bastard thing to work).

(And yes, there is class-related stuff I would be talking about, but I'm too angry.)
melayneseahawk: (vent)
Took a look at the Vista recommended system specs: 512 MB for Basic, but everything else wants at least a gig. *insert cursing at Gateway here*

Called the company and gave some poor tech guy hell. Was told that 10 MB of RAM go to the video card off the top, leaving only 502 for Vista to play with. Basically, they sold me a computer that couldn't handle its OS.

This was a pre-designed laptop. That they set up.

And it can't run its OS.

*is furious*

Tech Dude told me the best plan would be to remove one of my two 256 MB RAM sticks and replace it with a 512 MB one. This would cost me about $100, plus I'd have to install it myself.

I inform Da of all this (interspersed with a screaming argument, see below) and he calls them to give them hell, too. He's a lot scarier than me, so he gets a manager, tells him they should be ashamed of themselves, and gets the guy to agree to sell us a gig of RAM for half the price, which Da will be paying for. It'll be here in about a week or so, and then Da will install it for me.

I think they should have given it to us for free.

(Why bloody fucking hell does an OS need 1+ GB of RAM, anyway?)

The aforementioned screaming argument was about who was to "blame" for this issue.

Yes, Harlan's fan probably gave out because of accidental improper care on my part. But I told Da all I wanted was to fix Harlan.

Da is the one who told me to just buy a new one.

He's the one who picked out the new machine.

I think I make my point.

*fumes*

And the printer's still flipping a shit.

*fumes some more*

Apparently, I do memes when I get this angry. Who knew?

Four Under the Cut )

Now, to shut everything off and try to take out my rage on WoW (assuming I can get the bastard thing to work).

(And yes, there is class-related stuff I would be talking about, but I'm too angry.)
melayneseahawk: (d20)
Help! Have a question.

Fifth is running Vista Basic on a Celeron M processor (430 @ 1.73GHz) with 502 MB of RAM and a 32-bit operating system. It is less than a month old.

So, tell me: why does it lock up? why is there a keyboard delay? why does it freeze and run like molasses and why does it suck?

Obviously, I'm having computer trouble.

So, because I can't deal with this right now, memes:

Three Under the Cut )
melayneseahawk: (d20)
Help! Have a question.

Fifth is running Vista Basic on a Celeron M processor (430 @ 1.73GHz) with 502 MB of RAM and a 32-bit operating system. It is less than a month old.

So, tell me: why does it lock up? why is there a keyboard delay? why does it freeze and run like molasses and why does it suck?

Obviously, I'm having computer trouble.

So, because I can't deal with this right now, memes:

Three Under the Cut )
melayneseahawk: (utter stupidity)
Wow, it's been ages since I posted something of substance.

Break is, sadly, over, but fun while it lasted. Spent a good part of it setting up the new laptop (hereby called Fifth*) after moving everything onto it from the old one (hereby called Harlan*). Vista is evil, but I can deal, and so far it's doing what I want. Harlan presumably got mailed back to the mothership today, and they should be giving us money back. And then I'm paying for the rest...so my mother will stop trying to take the poor thing away. :(

Rest of break was spent doing tea with Mum, visiting the Folger with Da, and pestering the brat. Tea = awesome, Folger = slightly disappointing, brat = the usual. Wish break had been longer, I guess, but more time at home would have been deadly.

Interesting thing on Sunday, though, before I went back to school. Evil shul has commissioned three new Torah scrolls, since the ones they have are apparently no longer kosher because they're faded and falling apart. The first two scrolls were paid for by individual families, but the third is being paid for by the whole congregation, $18** a letter. And, because mitzvah*** 613 (the last one, natch) is to create a Torah, the scribe is coming to the shul a couple of days so that everyone can trace the letters they bought into the scroll, thus letting us complete said miztvah. Family bought two letters, and we went to the shul on Sunday to write them in. It was kind of cool, actually. Da took lots of pictures, naturally (for his class :P).

And now, some amusing things!

Sinfest from a few weeks back )

Fun [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes about dorm life and rules geeks should follow.

Oh, and there was fic, too (and it's original fic!):

written for the Slashers Dionysia 2007, under the category of satyr play.

This fic includes an f/f relationship and my usual brand of fast-and-loose mythology (of the Greek kind only this time). You don't like, don't read. You've been warned.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] triannamaxwell and [livejournal.com profile] velvetcherri for the beta.

“Stop me if you’ve heard this one before,” Eros bitched, right wing twitching idly.

(Galatea | PG-13 | 1300 words | complete)

Feedback is better than chocolate.

* 2 geek points if you get one of those references, 4 if you get both, 10 if you can guess the name of my iPod based on the two names you've been given
** 18 is a significant number in Judaism, as well as multiples of it; each Hebrew letter has a numerical value assigned, and the letters that spell 18 spell read "life" when read as a word
*** a good deed; there are 613 listed in the Torah (Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy)

Wow, I should come with subtitles.
melayneseahawk: (utter stupidity)
Wow, it's been ages since I posted something of substance.

Break is, sadly, over, but fun while it lasted. Spent a good part of it setting up the new laptop (hereby called Fifth*) after moving everything onto it from the old one (hereby called Harlan*). Vista is evil, but I can deal, and so far it's doing what I want. Harlan presumably got mailed back to the mothership today, and they should be giving us money back. And then I'm paying for the rest...so my mother will stop trying to take the poor thing away. :(

Rest of break was spent doing tea with Mum, visiting the Folger with Da, and pestering the brat. Tea = awesome, Folger = slightly disappointing, brat = the usual. Wish break had been longer, I guess, but more time at home would have been deadly.

Interesting thing on Sunday, though, before I went back to school. Evil shul has commissioned three new Torah scrolls, since the ones they have are apparently no longer kosher because they're faded and falling apart. The first two scrolls were paid for by individual families, but the third is being paid for by the whole congregation, $18** a letter. And, because mitzvah*** 613 (the last one, natch) is to create a Torah, the scribe is coming to the shul a couple of days so that everyone can trace the letters they bought into the scroll, thus letting us complete said miztvah. Family bought two letters, and we went to the shul on Sunday to write them in. It was kind of cool, actually. Da took lots of pictures, naturally (for his class :P).

And now, some amusing things!

Sinfest from a few weeks back )

Fun [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes about dorm life and rules geeks should follow.

Oh, and there was fic, too (and it's original fic!):

written for the Slashers Dionysia 2007, under the category of satyr play.

This fic includes an f/f relationship and my usual brand of fast-and-loose mythology (of the Greek kind only this time). You don't like, don't read. You've been warned.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] triannamaxwell and [livejournal.com profile] velvetcherri for the beta.

“Stop me if you’ve heard this one before,” Eros bitched, right wing twitching idly.

(Galatea | PG-13 | 1300 words | complete)

Feedback is better than chocolate.

* 2 geek points if you get one of those references, 4 if you get both, 10 if you can guess the name of my iPod based on the two names you've been given
** 18 is a significant number in Judaism, as well as multiples of it; each Hebrew letter has a numerical value assigned, and the letters that spell 18 spell read "life" when read as a word
*** a good deed; there are 613 listed in the Torah (Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy)

Wow, I should come with subtitles.
melayneseahawk: (all your galaxy)
Oh, Vista, how I loathe you.

Tried to eat Firefox, but I found a way around it (here, about half-way down the page).

It won't let me into the innards of the file set-up. Dear piece of technology, I am smarter than you; stop assuming I'm an idiot.

And yes, it does "Cancel/Allow". I'm going to cry.

On the other hand, it's nice to be able to work without the cooling pad. And working arrow keys are the shit, no joke.

And there was fic, too.

[livejournal.com profile] slash_100, prompt 097: Writer's Choice (34/100)
big damn table

A bit of bribe fic for [livejournal.com profile] velvetcherri. Thanks, babe!

"You know, I’m really torn about that sweater."

(Sweater | Prompt 097: Writer's Choice | G | 200 words)

Feedback is better than chocolate.
melayneseahawk: (all your galaxy)
Oh, Vista, how I loathe you.

Tried to eat Firefox, but I found a way around it (here, about half-way down the page).

It won't let me into the innards of the file set-up. Dear piece of technology, I am smarter than you; stop assuming I'm an idiot.

And yes, it does "Cancel/Allow". I'm going to cry.

On the other hand, it's nice to be able to work without the cooling pad. And working arrow keys are the shit, no joke.

And there was fic, too.

[livejournal.com profile] slash_100, prompt 097: Writer's Choice (34/100)
big damn table

A bit of bribe fic for [livejournal.com profile] velvetcherri. Thanks, babe!

"You know, I’m really torn about that sweater."

(Sweater | Prompt 097: Writer's Choice | G | 200 words)

Feedback is better than chocolate.

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