January 19th, 2011


My tweets

  • Tue, 21:01: My hard drive is so badly hosed chkdsk crashes halfway through.
  • Tue, 21:13: "The partition table did not have a valid system partition." Great....
  • Tue, 22:54: How is it Linux can see the drives, but Windows can't?
  • Tue, 23:48: I think I'm going to buy a new computer, then take this one outside AND SHOOT THE CRAP OUT IT WITH A SHOTGUN!
  • Tue, 23:48: This is the last Dell I ever buy.
  • Tue, 23:51: My data appears to be intact, but the OS is unbootable.
  • Tue, 23:53: This machine is just about dead anyway. RAID controller has been dead for a year, video card is flaky, USB keeps disappearing...
  • Wed, 02:20: Ordered Asus P6X58D, 3.06GHz i7, 6GB DDR3, 1kW power supply, 10x BD-R, dual TV tuner. Reusing old hard drives and video card.

Messing with the dog's brain

My roommate's Great Dane is relatively clever.  She knows if you put a treat on her back, just out of reach, that she just needs to sit down and it will fall on the floor.

So today, I tried putting a bit of Easy Cheese on her back.  She circled around a few times, then sat down, thinking it would fall off.  She got up and turned around, but couldn't find anything.  Then she noticed it was still on her back, so she started circling around again, sitting down, getting up, circling around again, etc. etc.

Finally I took pity on her and scraped the cheese off her back with a cookie.  Still feeling a bit evil, I promptly stuck the cookie and cheese to the top of her nose.  Her reaction had me laughing so hard I couldn't breathe.  She started snapping at thin air, as if she could see the treat in front of her and was trying to snatch it out of the air.

I must do this again some time with a camera rolling.  This would make a hit video on YouTube.

(I eventually picked the cookie off her snout and gave it too her.)
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