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IslandXer1
Foghorn Leghorn
Canada
Current Residence: East Coast of Canada
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Celtic, Irish Folk, Just about anything
Favourite style of art: Photo-Manipulation / Dark / Fantasy ...
Operating System: XP / Linux
Wallpaper of choice: Something Dark Colored (random)
Personal Quote: Commen sense begins between the ears.
Interests
  • Listening to: Misc ..
  • Reading: Voyage
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Chips
  • Drinking: Coffee
I haven't had a lot much time for anything Internet lately. I did get on long enough to download the latest Unbuntu live CD and create a dual boot system. Now I have two OS's on both machines. Nice!

About six months ago, I bought a Western Digital MyBook Essential Edition - External usb (v2.0) drive for backup purposes. I had over 300 Gig of Data on this drive and didn't use it for anything but storage. Now, the drive reports there is no data on the drive. It works and is recognized in WinXP, but Windows reports it isn't formatted. All I could do was check it with WD diagnostics and it reported the drive as healthy. I have SpinRite recovery software here, so I ran it on the drive. SR reported it will take 188 Hours to process the External USB drive. Just about 8 days. Well, 188 divided by 24 is 7.834 days. I've only been running it at 2 to 3 hour intervals, as I'm worried the drive will heat up and fail. SP can pick up where it leaves off if the percentage is noted and then setup properly on the next run. According to what I have read about this drive, I'm not the only one having trouble with the WD Mybook. Doing a search in Google with something like this - Western Digital Mybook+FixYa, should provide one with more then they want to know. I noticed the reviews at Amazon {dot)com are mostly negative. I can understand why. I bought this drive at Walmart on a whim and I thought it would be ok just sitting there as a backup. Whatever you do, don't buy one of these WD External usb drives. They are bad! Oh and WD make drives for another company and I think they are called Tracstor or something like that, so find out more about them before you buy one.

I've been thinking about Linux (free) Live-CDs and how one could still use their computer should the hard drive / disk fail. I live in the sticks, so I can't just run around the corner and buy a new hard drive. I could take a live CD bootup and get on the net and save my config, emails or whatever to a pen-drive / floppy. There is lot more one could do, but you got the idea. I really like the Knoppix live CD / DVDs. I find people have trouble if they try and run from the live CDs with graphics set to normal or max. I have found low graphics mode is good for starting up the first time and then take it from there. Just visit Knoppix(dot)net or Ubuntu(dot)com for info on Live CD downloads. What you would be downloading, is an .ISO image file for a CD or DVD. Grab a copy of ImageBurn from immageburn(dot)com, a blank CD and your ready to roll. Right click on the .ISO and select burn with ImageBurn. Make sure you burn it at a slow speed, so you don't get any errors. If your CD was good, you should be ready to boot the live CD. Oh and you may have to tell your computer in SETUP to boot from CD. If it doesn't already. Make sure you don't just put the disk in and run it, you need to boot / bootup with the live CD.

The only graphics I have done lately, was a couple of Halloween (combo) Birthday cards. My Niece was born on Halloween and her daughter just a few before. They were ok, but nothing to write home about. :)


The weather here has actually gotten warmer and not colder. I'm not complaining, I'll take it!

I'm starting to get "somewhat" used to using my new Sony H50 Camera. Sony could have done a better job with how one has to set certain things. Like shutter speed and so on. The mode dial is fine, but the rotary (control) wheel can be a pain in the butt. Still, I love the 15x zoom and the 3" tilting display. There is a lot to like about this camera. Trouble is, I might might die of old age trying to figure it all out.

Got to go do some computer work for a friend, so all for now.

IslandX...

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popcorn-pops Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the fave on the tutorial! If you ever need any help with it, let me know. :)

Have a great day!
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Cab-Rod Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav ^^
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istarlome Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
thanks for adding my tutorials to your collections :boogie:
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IslandXer1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
You Very Welcome .. Thanks doing them!
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pixeleyes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
thank you so much for the comment and fav+
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IslandXer1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Your Welcome! :)
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ArZs Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
Thank you for the :+fav:. :aww:
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