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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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5May/000

the art of channel-flipping

soccer was really fun. all the merivale ppl were there.. met all of 'em and then played and we were losing 1 - 0 right till the end.. but then shooker passed the ball to one of my team-mates by mistake.. u know how it happens.. everyone's playing and the other person would start saying "here here" and u just pass the ball to him thinking hes in your team.. but hes from the opposite team instead.. and was just tricking you.. everyone falls for that. remember robin and ishmael ? they were wearing the exact same clothes.. black jean and white t-shirt... one was in my team, the other in the other team.. and i passed to the wrong one a couple of times hehe. ya.. so we got the pass, and then goall !!! and so its tied at one-one.. and then managed to score yet another goal... yay.. but by then most of the players had left and so it doesnt really count as a winning goal.. but its fun nonetheless... oh stupidly.. i just went to play without eating anything.. like when u came online, i had woken around then.. and then just took a bath and then left to play.. drank a coke on the way thinking that i wont be hugnry cuz i ate a _lot_ the nite before.. but i was soo hungry.. and got a headache too.. stupid stupid mistake.

this teacher in merivale.. he caught me in the basement near the computer labs and said ' youre not from this school ' and i wasnt.. and its illegal to enter the school like that.. i just went in to get a drink of water.. so he told me to leave rite away cuz i was trespassing and if he sees me again he'll take me to the main office and then they will " deal with me ". hehe..

i came home.. ate and then read a novel.. went on the pc.. played.. and then at 7 started watching a hockey match between Phillidelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.. normally a hockey match has 3 periods.. each 20 minutes long. since these are the quarter finals.. if no one wins, then they go into overtime.. those are 20 minutes too.. only thing is, whoever scores first in the over time wins the game.. the penguins scored first and then the flyers scored in the 2nd period.. and then match went into overtime.. no one scored.. another overtime.. no score.. another one.. no result.. and then another.. still no score.. and then in the fifth overtime, the flyers scored and won the game.. so i got up at 2:30 in the morning..... hehehe.. 7.5 hours long... it was the third longest game in the history of ice-hockey.. the top two were in 1933, and 1936. it was a really good match tho.. i enjoyed it..

digital tv sux.. when u flip channels, it take two long seconds for the screen to appear. ugh !!!

today was garbage day.. here are some numbers :

05   Coke 2L
04   Diet Coke 2L
03   Coke 650 mL
23   Coke 355 mL [can]
18   Diet Coke 355 mL [can]
01   Pepsi 355 mL [can]

those are the number of bottles / cans i had to fit in the recycle box when putting the garbage outside for collection by the umm garbage people [municipality something or another]

friday... woke up at 330 pm. laundry day for me today. had to use AMEX again.. cuz i forgot the debit card @home. NCS says they'll get back to me about my job there. i called and asked if they wanted me to come on Saturday. oh and my ex-employer had a baby girl last week :o)

the ILOVEYOU virus [well technically its a worm] has caused $1 billion in damages [heard that on cnn] sheesh.. originated from phillipines.. spread all over the world.. and infected only MS Outlook Express. haha.. funny.. people dont learn do they ? Melissa virus was an email attachment too.. and everyone just opened it.. and now this was an email attachment too.. and people still opened it. losers.

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