What to do when you lose all your data

So, I’ve finally decided to ditch my NTFS partition — wipe it, put in an EXT3, move my old data to the new EXT3, remove the old data, then expand the new EXT3 to take up the entire darn drive. The whole thing went pretty smoothly, until upon creating the new “mega” (1.2T) drive, it… couldn’t find the file system. Mounting didn’t work, file system check no go. PANIC!

So, what to do? All 400G of my movies, games, books, homework, programs, life’s worth of stuff is gone! Funny thing is.. we didn’t touch that ext3 file system, we simply messed with the partition tables. So we started thinking — whats wrong. After fiddling with the partition table and holding our breath (many deaths may have occured had the data not been found) we found the problem. Apparently file systems do not like taking up an entire drive. If they do so strange things happen. So, you set the last cylendar to MAX-1. And all is happy again. Simply a lesson to the wise.

Also, adam appears to be messing with youtube. I suggest you check it out, and laugh as i laughed.

Also — Andrew Mao has this little handmade gokart. He and I worked on it for a couple hours tonight, then decided to testdrive it in the rain. Lead acid batteries… poor soldering job… rain… puddles…. lets think abou… nah. We went anyway, had a lot of fun. Got him a good flat tire in the process too. Felt like sharing, that was a worthwhile experience.

Great Pockets!

www.greatpockets.com is a fantastic little getup website advertising the Nokia N95.– a phone in which i have long been a fan. It does almost everything, movies, music, GPS, (5 mp) camera – bluetooth, VOIP, games (dedicated graphics processor), big screen, good battery life etc. etc. Its got some great reviews and lots of public attention. I cannot wait to get my hands on one in may when my current contract expires. Unfortunatly it won’t at first be available in the US, so better make some friends in the EU :).

The system, is down.

For a period of about 6 days BlueSata was down. During the break the system apparently was so depressed in my absence it decided to stop responding. However, upon my return everything appears to be running normally. Apologies about that. A handful of upgrades should still be en route for the blog itself. Not too much other news out there in the world.

I have decided to potentially pick up work on the Rage project. Its a program I myself use a fair amount, and wouldn’t mind putting some work into. I plan on contacting the original author to discuss things first, but expect a Files section on this site soon, with updates to that project imminent.

Stargate Log: 001

First blog post here :). I think the title’s clever, don’t yell at me. Not really all that much here — this most likely won’t be my blog for complaining/whining/bitching/kicking/screaming. It’ll be some of that, but mostly interesting stuff I find/hear on the web. Perhaps some interesting #E stuff now and then, who knows. Well, thats about all for now,

Steve Jobs on stuff that matters

Steve jobs is the man
Gizmodo looks to be onto something with this article

Daily Gizmodo Link of Awesomeness

Have to say, hes doing alot of good for the typical computer user of late. What with proclaiming DRM with the BS it really is, and now taking a good dollar out of the pockets of the deviant cell carriers. Sweet day.

In other news The N95 has finally shown up on mobiledia.

Turning watts into pixels

Daily Tech Article on the R600

ATI’s R600 Specs are finalized finally. About 5 months after nvidia’s new DX10 GPU ATI’s X2900XTX will be released march 30th. 512Bit GDDR3/4 Memory, 1 GB of it, almost 10 in. long, native HDMI, No final clocks

OK news release aside, god damn. What a beast. A shot of the card was floating around the net some weeks ago – the card looks like something out of star wars.

So, I’m curious as to when they’ll get the hint. A 300W pixel pump isn’t what I meant when I told the guy at best buy I wanted a new graphics card. Holy hell, almost 800M Transistors in the thing. Anybody else see a problem with continuing in this direction? The X3900XTX will require its own tower to cool, at a beastly 700W. I mean come on, NVIDIA’s 8000 series can run cool enough to put two chips on 1 card (the 8050). Can you imagine 2x 300W chips on one card? Goodness.