Friday, May 22, 2009

Cough cough, reboot

Well tonight my computer started randomly rebooting when I tried to convert images to HDR. It also rebooted randomly when I tried to do a virus scan.

Red flags right? Not sure. I'm working hard to resolve it now. Unsure if it's just bad memory, computer overheating, or worse, the dreaded "V" word (...shhhhh, it sounds like "Vie" and ends in "iris".)

Anyway, working hard now. I've disabled automatic reboot of system whenever system crashes. So now, Virus scan (old McAfee - up to date virus definition) just GPFs.

Looks like I won't be sleeping much tonight. I can surf the web no problem - so there's that.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Everybody go boom boom meow

No matter how many cute kitten videos I watch, they are still somewhat creepy.

Last night was the first really warm night I've had in the house, so as such, I left my sliding door open to get a bit of the breeze.

There were a bunch of June bugs that kept crashing into the screen mesh for most of the time that I was sitting near it. I'd hear it go buzz, buzz, smack. Ad nauseam.

From time to time I'd play with it. I'd wait until it was crawling on the mesh, and I'd flick it with my finger as hard as I could. They'd fly back and land, stunned. One fell on its back and I'd watch it comically struggle for over a minute trying to right itself before a running shoe put it out of its misery. I find a perverse glee in hearing them *pop* from being squashed.

Anyway, after maybe the fourth one killed I just let it do its thing. It wasn't getting in anyhow.

At about 2:30am, I notice that it had stopped crashing into my screen door. I heard a scraping/crunching sound, I thought that the thing was trying to squeeze through a crack or something.

I turn to look and I jumped back in my seat. 2 eyes are staring back at me, from about ankle height. It stares at me, for the longest time. I can't comprehend it at first, but finally, I recognize that it was a cute little kitten with saucer-eyes.

And that scraping/crunching noise? Yeah, it was eating the bug.

I can never love cats again. Never!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Addiction, satisified

What you see below is one of my few (only?) addiction(s) to anything sweet.

dried mango mangoes phillippine brand

I've loved dried mangoes for as long as I can remember. There's something extremely satisfying about chewing off a piece of this wonderful mango, sucking the sweetness out of the outer skin, then chewing the rest, savoring all the sweet flavours that the seemingly dry core produces. It's absolutely mind-blasting.

And oddly enough, I only buy this brand. I've never tried many others, and when I do, I don't like it.

By the by, if you eat too much at one go, you'll get a stomach ache that may last the night.

I do. Every time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Flowers by FungCreations

Pictures by, well you know, moochphotography.


I know it's only a car seat. I know it's only a car seat and it shouldn't bug me. I know it's only a car seat and it shouldn't bug me, since it's not really anyone's fault except laziness.

But (and you knew there was going to be a "but"), when a flower delivery that supposedly has very little water in it leaks over your leather seats, and then the imprint of the flower basket is dimpled in permanently since the leather seat was damp, and the seats were in good condition an hour ago, well I stare at it and just get really mad.

It's like wedding photography I guess in some way. When I take a near perfect shot but something on the fringe gets in the way at the last second that I don't notice until I'm checking my digital proof, I stare at that object/person in the picture with furious anger, before I use some digital trickery to remove that offensive blemish.

But I can't use photoshop on car seats in real life, can I?