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I feel quite proud of myself. i've spent the better part of all day dling and re dling 3 parts of Pride &Prejudice (A&E) episode 3. first of all you have to use HJSplit to rejoin them into a zip file which Java HJSplit will not do so i have to use a separate program, THEN absolutely nothing on my mac would deal with the .zip file so i had to get another program to deal with that because the zip is password protected and the built in OS X archiver wont execute password prompt GRAR. but then to make matters worse, this particular episode zip has a CRC error (some sort of corruption in the compression i'm guessing) so i had to search around a mac forum and get instructions so that i could go into the UNIX and command line the stupid blasted file into submission, but i did it and i now have episode 3!!!!

*dance of joy*

i'm a nerd like that.

in this case i must say i miss my WinZip. with a little tweaking you could make it unarchive even corrupt files.

but hey, go unix, pretty sweet stuff and much simple than stupid zipeg or w/e the hell i dled to get the password prompt.

New Laptop

Jun. 10th, 2008 05:10 pm
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My macbook came today! 2.4 ghz, 160 mb, 13.1". happiness and joy! its so amazingly sleek and cool. i've wanted one of these, well just a mac in general, since they only had iBook or w/e it was, i forget now. i'm so amazingly happy though. lots of new stuff to learn though. i've never actually used a Mac before so its an experience. I still need to get Windows for Mac (i was told that its wise since i'll be using this as a school computer). i did the nifty summer deal and am getting a free iPod Nano which is in Anchorage last time i checked :)

The Big Damn Job Search of 2008 continues. I applied to Blockbuster yesterday (06/09) and i still need to go to Mud Bay Coffee Co but i havent quite worked up the courage yet.

I went to Borders yesterday. I was bored and i have gift certs there so i said, what the hell. i'll probably end up watching tv reruns, the BBC and reading all summer long at this rate. not that thats bad but i really wanted a job! anyways, Borders; i spent $16 for a Terry Pratches (Wyrd Sisters) and a Madeleine L'Engle book (An Acceptable Time). its rather ridiculous really, but thats the economy for you. personally, i like printed pages, i'm not interested in getting eBooks of Amazon even if they do start making slick readers. i think its probably worse for your eyes even than regular pages and theres just nothing like the feel of real pages under your fingertips, the smell of fresh printing and the visual accomplishment of your bookmark moving steadily through the sea of pages.

but thats just my opinion.

my goal this summer is to write more, creative endeavors i mean. i really want to try to get something accomplished, finished.

i made a delightful pound cake last night, Pecan Sour Cream with a Key Lime drizzle (the only reason i did key lime was because i didnt acutally have any other citrus on hand--it called for orange juice). its really good. pound cake is so much better than regular cake, of which i'm not a huge fan-it has so little substance or flavor generally, esp out of a box. anyways, there was too much better in the pan, it puffed up a little over the edge and i ended up having to cut off most of the bottom so i could get it out of the bundt pan, such are my adventures in cooking.

gosh, this post has really rather run away from me, mst be the enticing allure of fresh keys :)


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