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What's Your Spiritual Type?

You scored 43, on a scale of 25 to 100. Here's how to interpret your score:
25 - 29 Hardcore Skeptic -- but interested or you wouldn't be here!
30 - 39 Spiritual Dabbler -- Open to spiritual matters but far from impressed
40 - 49 Active Spiritual Seeker – Spiritual but turned off by organized religion
50 - 59 Spiritual Straddler – One foot in traditional religion, one foot in free-form spirituality
60 - 69 Old-fashioned Seeker -- Happy with my religion but searching for the right expression of it
70 - 79 Questioning Believer – You have doubts about the particulars but not the Big Stuff
80 - 89 Confident Believer – You have little doubt you’ve found the right path
90 - 100 Candidate for Clergy

Spiritual type quiz

So last night, hotplug started wigging out after trying to load a PDF onto my thumdrive. So I restarted hotplug and tried to make everything sane. mount segfaulted a few times, and X died. I checked the messages and the BadCRC messages that I thought were limited to my music/movies/etc partition (which, frankly, can deal) are filling up my screen. I reboot, since hotplug is clearly not behaving right, and neither is everything else. I just want to get back to a predictable state, where X doesn't die on every startup.

After the reboot, X works, but the thumbdrive still doesn't. I check the drive on Steve's computer (the flatmate, not xxv), and its still working, thank gods. I can't fsck the drive myself, since dosfsck doesn't seem to be on my computer (how'd that happen?). Many programs won't load because "" cannot be found. Seeing as how the library name has "gcc" in it, I realize I'm totally screwed. There's a new version of Knoppix available, so I try to BT it down and burn it before all hell breaks loose. Nope. So I ask Steve to d/l it and burn it for me, which he does. I run memtest overnight, and find that some of my RAM is bad as well.

In total: Bad RAM, corrupted drive (not just partition!). Solution: I've been meaning to upgrade to a new computer soon anyways ;-). I was thinking about getting an Athlon64 mobo like this one, and then getting a new video card, Serial-ATA hard drive, maybe even a DVD-/+R drive and sticking it all in my old case (although I've been hoping for a quieter one, and my power supply is only 300 (or is it 350?) Watts, which according to tiger's build-it-yourself guide, is a little low if I want to have a Gig+ of ram (they say 7W/128MiB)). Oh, and one of those USB2 drive enclosures so I have a rat's chance in hell to get my data back with minimal fuss (say what you will, but 480 MiBps is much faster than those old fuckers can handle, so i could even do two! ;-)). Geeks, any comments?

Oh, and I'm still coughing. That's like two weeks with a cough, so I probably should go see somebody. Especially since the cough is not entirely responsive to my asthma medication and its not really an asthmatic cough because its bringing stuff up every now and again. So, apparently, 2004 will be known as the year where Peter Got Sick.

And There Are No Words for how bad I do not want to go to Mechatronics today. And I get to go to the hearing lady. A few weeks ago I found out that ISHSR has a website, which for whatever reason, is not high in google. At the very least, my linking it should help its google rank a little bit ;-) (and they should redesign it to remove the splash page).

Okay, I'm done. So Very Done
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