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Monday Monday
My neck hurts, I must have slept on it wrong or something. I didn't do anything unusually active yesterday, and I don't remember it hurting last night....

Very ouchy right now though. It hurts to move it left. And side-to-side. And, well, most directions actually. It's one of those pains where I feel like, if I can just twist it the right way, it will drop back into place where it belongs and everything will feel fine again. If that's true though, I haven't found the right twist.

Had a great weekend, hopefully I'll have a chance to write it down later!

Very very tired and slow-starting today. Whose idea was this monday-thing, anyway? I don't like it. Ouch. Yawn. Back to work.


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From: kivrin Date: December 19th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whose idea was this monday-thing, anyway?

I don't know, but I vote we ask him or her to take it back. Bleh.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 19th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Here-here! Your icon has inspired me to switch for this post....
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 19th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
(Or would that be hear-hear? How about just, yes yes!)
From: kivrin Date: December 19th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
*g* Excellent icon choice (though the santa-hat-in-box is also cute). How I wish I were in bed asleep...

(Oh, and I believe it would be "hear")
johnridley From: johnridley Date: December 19th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hear! Hear! is correct.
No public comment about yes yes!...
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renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 19th, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, I am a javagrl not a linuxgrl. I don't have any real OS skills, not to rescue a hard drive at least. Sorry!
devnul From: devnul Date: December 19th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thine drive is dead, yea, verily. Since you're too far away for me to help with #2 (heh-heh, he said #2), I would say that if you have the CD's you need to reinstall, your next best bet is to buy a new hard drive, reconfigure your existing drive to be either a slave or move it onto the secondary controller, put the new drive in as the primary master, reinstall, then attempt to recover your data file by file from the old drive. Don't try to run CHKDSK or anything like that. Its attempts to "recover" will only make a bigger mess. Presumably there are just certain sectors of the drive that can't be read and the rest is in good shape, so you ought to be able to just read the rest off.

BUT ... if you do know someone local who's enough of a Linux weenie, the thing to do is to borrow a hard drive the same size, or larger (but any extra will be wasted space), put it in your system, and boot Knoppix live off its CD. Then use the 'dd' tool to make a bit-by-bit copy from the failing drive to the new drive. Then follow the previous advice above for buying a new drive and installing it, but use the borrowed drive. The reason for this is that a hard drive that is mechanically failing will only get worse every moment it's running. Physically image as much data off it as you can in one fell swoop, and then try to "logically" recover your data.
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: December 19th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey Doc, So it hurts when I do this....

... then stop doing that!


hope it feels better... neck pains is no good!
devnul From: devnul Date: December 19th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've done that to my neck as well — woken up on any given day and been unable to turn or twist it. I've got no solution to offer other than a very-long-distance neck rub, and even then it may take a good night's sleep (and maybe some ibuprofen) to uncramp the muscles and feel better.

Monday does indeed suck. Fortunately, this is a short week, and then hopefully a good holiday weekend!
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