January 6th, 2009

Tall ships (porthole)

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And now, after nothing more than a full powerdown (which in hindsight I should have tried first, rather than spending a couple of hours downloading a Ubuntu livecd), Khaos is working again. My computers do seem to live up to their names: Achilles had a fatal flaw in the design, Hector killed off Achilles, Odysseus was a right pig to get set up, and Khaos is... chaotic. The laptop seems to behave, but then again it's a ThinkPad.
Tall ships (porthole)

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It's looking increasingly like either the system drive, that port on the SATA controller, the SATA controller as a whole or some combination thereof has taken great offense to something, judging by how long it just took to hibernate Khaos. This is most annoying.

On the flip side, everything else here seems to be more reliable than usual. Remind me not to name my next computer after the Greek primordial force of chaos.