Monday, October 24, 2005

WarCrafT...Rest in Pieces 24/10/2005

Today marks the end of an impressive piece of machinery; my computer, WarCrafT. The Windows files had been corrupted as my hard drive started the slow process of failing sector by sector. A recovery install failed before completion, leaving the drive completely unbootable. The recovery console died in this attempt meaning I can’t do another install without destroying my profile and deleting all of my files on that drive. My makeshift chipset cooler also has died and I don’t have parts laying around here to fix it like I do at home. (I'll pull the files off the disk once I get the new rig up and running because I currently don't have a platform on which to do so.) So my computer sits, waiting for a total rebuild with all new components. Out of the ashes of WarCrafT shall arise a new rig, one more powerful than before. And this rig shall be christened, Tartarus, because it sounds cool and reminds me of Disney World. I’m still looking for more suiting names if you have any suggestions, preferably from Greek or Welsh mythologies; my current leanings are also toward Aries, Titan, Arawn, or possibly Dyrnwyn.

Speaking of Disney World…the hurricane was rather uneventful last night. We had some strong winds and heavy rain, but that was about it. Power didn’t go out, the drains didn’t overflow in the parkinglot, and no trees blew down in our area. I did get the day off work and that was the best part of the whole hurricane. The seal did come loose on the window right above my bed so I woke up soaking wet around 0700 EST from the dripping water overhead. I cleaned most of it up and put a contained to catch the water and went to go sleep on the couch for the next 4 hours. Then my roommates and I went to the Florida mall for lunch. The closest I can get to good teriyaki in this whole frakkin’ state is Burbon Chicken fron Asian Cusine at the mall. It isn’t bad, but its definitely not upto Miyakko’s (no clue on the spelling so if someone can provide the correct spelling that would be nice) standards, but it quenched my teriyaki craving that I’ve had for the last 2+ months since I left home. I'm currently at Salinda's house and will spend tomorrow searching for a solenoid for a 1962 Astin Mini type-S so that I don't have to walk home from work as often. And with that I head to bed since I got rudely awoken this morning by Wilma pounding on my bedroom window.

7 comments:

TBQelite said...

Tartarus... that reminds me of fish and chips for some reason...

I'd go with you other choices. Well... maybe not Drynwyn. Drynwyn doesn't sound cool (to me) and I have no idea what the background story is.

The Shadow Walker said...

Eh...I say either Drynwyn (cuz I know what it is) or Titan. Tartarus has to do with the underworld and I doubt you want your comp associated with the land of the dead.

Neemund said...

I was half asleep when writing the entry. I was also considering Phoenix given the nature of its birth, but I think it sounds a little too overused.

MJ said...

I'll have to try that Bourbon chicken place while I'm at Disney this comming week. But if are truly search for some awesome Terriaki you can hit Stir Crazy at the Mall in Boca Raton. Since it sounds like you go down that way. Or will be soon to return your friends after the power is back on. I was in A Cisco Firewall training class in Chicago last fall and went to Stir Crazy with some classmates 3 times! It was good - you creat your own and watch 'em flame it up for you.

Neemund said...

Sounds like Chang's back home. Dang. Now I'm craving Miyakko’s AND Chang's. Oh well. I Think I've got my computer names all straightened out now. Now I'm just waiting for my mobo to show up so I can start rebuilding.

Rabenstrange said...

Titan is also masively over used.

How about this name from Welsh mythology:

Caradoc - son of Bran. One of the Seven Chiefs left behind to guard the Island of the Mighty, during the war with Ireland. All seven chiefs were slain by Caswallon who used magic to make himself invisible. Caradoc is named by the Triads as one of the Three Chief Guardians.

Neemund said...

I use Titan alot since it's my assigned Microsoft handle when alpha testing XBL gear. Caradoc might work, but I've already scrapped my original suggestions. My system is currently named JunkR but when it gets its rebuilt in the next few weeks I will probably be naming it Adaon. Just for kicks I will name my two harddrives Arianllyn and ├ćon if Windows will lets me use non-standard characters. My current Maxtor will eventually get a low-level reformat and stuck back into my Barton machine.