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29Jun/000

Windows ME

in the last week of May Windows 98 started to get buggy and would keep crashing every now and then. On June 2nd i installed Windows 2000 hoping the pc would work fine after the new installation of the OS. However, win2k only ended up creating more errors. And on top of that i lost all my emails. Yeah it was my fault... i saved the wrong directory. In C:\Program Files folder there is a directory called Outlook Express. Naturally everyone would assume that all the data is stored in that directory. So i saved that one. Apparently the morons at Microsoft decided to keep the Outlook Express data in :

C:\Windows\Application Data\Identities\{7255CGDF4-613D-4BDC-5623-075F1B44739}\Microsoft\Outlook Express

one can only marvel at their efforts to make things simpler for consumers. so cuz of win2k i lost all my emails. and then win2k decided not to detect my videocard, scanner, and printer. yippee. so back to win98 it was. it worked fine... for a day. then random reboots and crashes made me sick of it. but i kept using it for a while.. hoping that after using Norton WinDoctor and ScanRegistry on my system, it will behave.. but nope.. i left the pc on at nite on Friday, June 23, and when i woke up the next day and turned on the pc, i was greeted, warmly i might add, with the bsod [blue screen of death] ... the damn thing had crashed.. yet again. so turned off the pc and turned it on again... only to be greeted with this message :

Cannot load IOS. Please reinstall Windows.

wtf is IOS ??. I felt like kicking the pc. backed up the data once again... and then went to Andvari's house on Monday, June 26th, and installed Windows Millennium. Oh one more thing.. Windows Installation never works on my CPU. I always have to take out the hardrive and hook it up on some other pc. usually on my brother's Celeron. After the partial installation at Andvari's i took out the hardrive and brought it back home. Ideally the pc would've turned on and then detected all the hardware and set it up properly. But after installing the hardrive it said : " Invalid System Disk "

I did not have any disk in the a: drive. damn damn damn. skid copied the sys files from a start up disk to c drive and it worked after that. everything seemed fine.. and perfect. untill i tried to run an mpeg. or an avi. Windows Media Player would just freeze the computer. tried to reinstall the Media Player or uninstall it... but there was no such option. So back up everything again, format c, and then reinstall Windows ME. and this time it wont detect the damn Video Card. Currently i am running on 256 Colors. it wont go higher than that. ati.com says the windows cd comes with the latest drivers for the card i have. so cant do anything about the driver. cant even friggin play Quake right now. but thankfully Transport Tycoon works ;o)

this whole month was spent trying to fix my computer : Pentium 233 MMX , 96 SDRAM, 11 GB Hd, Monster Voodoo, SB Live, 30X CD-ROM.

but i am so so sooo sick of it now. hopefully by the end of this week, or maybe next week, i'll have a brand new Celeron II 550 Mhz CPU. Ofcourse a new mother board goes with it. and also a new Video Card.. i'm thinking Voodoo 3. all in all, i dont want to spend more than $500.

i hope i get a decent job in Toronto.. went to work on 24th and 25th. Western Inventory Services it was fun... on sat went at 545 and came home at 11. on sunday it was from 445 to 1030. both times we went to Bata stores.. in Lincoln Heights Mall and then to the one in Bayshore Mall. the job is fun.. not boring at all. and the air conditioners are on.. music playing in the background. cool. we get a break of 15 minutes. Daneel, Natalie, Azadeh, Zeeshan, and me.. we all went together on saturday. and then on sunday it was us plus other people cuz the store was three times as large. Rob, the supervisor, sent me in the back storage room to do the last inventory. we have to punch in the SKUs from each product and come up with a total price and quantity. the hand-held Wisard already has the inventory data fed into it's hardrive so we just punch in the SKU using the keypad and it calculates the price and keeps updating the price and quantity for each shelf. each shelf is different... it can have only one line.. or can go upto 6 lines. Of all the jobs i have done uptil now, Pennysaver, JetForm, Quick Food, Quick Convenience, NCS... JetForm was the most fun.. and after that its this Western Inventory one. the most horrible one was at Quick Convenience in Vanier... just terrible.. university [5 courses] plus 4 hrs every weeknite. terrible. but i earned a lot there.. worked for 5 or so months.

well thats about it.. i'm using a crippled pc right now. WIndows ME looks cool..and feels good too.. but its not working properly right now :o(

hopefully that'll be fixed soon... ttyl

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19Jun/000

Little white lie

-- dude at u of t says : u'll hear from us in a week.. they wanted my highschool transcripts.
-- the everlasting dilemma : should i ? shouldnt i ? should i ? shouldnt i ? [former wins all the time... till now]
-- got a call out of the blue _ quantam managment services _ government job _ security clearance _ "no ?"
-- so interview at 3 pm _ canada trust = $5 in quarters
-- got directions from maps.infoseek.com
-- it was kewl.. home and then get ready for school [geez]
-- jijjil was there.. so asked him to send me the stuff later on.. he said he'll scan and email [heh technology =P]
-- and so went to library to get some p.g. wodehouse novels
-- replay those 2 seconds anytime anywhere and i'll still say : hell ya !!!
-- quite interesting.. opens up like a gazillion worlds & quadrotillion possibilities [thats what makes life so damn interesting :o) ]
-- first look is fine... everyone understands... but second ? peek-a-boo.. i saw you !!
-- walked home from uni all the way to my house... and it took exactly one hour [checked the time heh]
-- rained, actually poured, on the way home.. soaked to the bone.. play it to the bone
-- alladvantage, myadvantage, fake surf, getpaid4, gotoworld, sheesh
-- spilled a whole glass of coke on my keyboard... the "T" key went dead soon.. then the "Enter" key stopped too
-- and then "A" and "S" and "G"
-- so today bought a new keyboard.. but i dont really like this one... its toooo.... soft i think.. the keys i mean
-- tomorrow going to AMC Kanata theatre to watch Gone In 60 Seconds.. tinku says movie is "friggin nice"

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