November 25, 2011

The Never-Ending Re-Install II

Great googly moogly.  I started this latest reinstallation of my computer's operating system around 10am Friday morning.  Six freakin' hours later, I had finally... FINALLY... completed all the downloads, updates, installs and reboots.  Never mind such things as loading up the usual suite of programs, of which only Firefoxy is now installed.  I had to take a frickin' nap, I was so exhausted!  Or maybe it was because Thanksgiving was exhausting, one of the two.

UPDATE:  In the comments, Steven asks what the above picture is.  Would you believe it's a water tank?  It's part of the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, just outside of Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan.  Built to prevent flooding of the city during typhoons, there's also five containment silos and about 6.5km of tunnels involved.  Combined with the pumps in the 177m x 78m x 25m water tank, it can move 200 tons of water per second into the Edogawa River.  I first became aware of it from Ga-Rei Zero, where it's the location of the climactic scene of Ep01.  See the below picture from how it looked there!

...and then the Schoolgirl In Black kills everybody.
There won't be a post about the Brazilian Friday Practice because, quite honestly, it was the same as always.  If something significant had occurred I'd let you know, but other than a chance of rain sneaking in for Sunday, a sighting of Racey The Owl, and Force India going completely insane...

Force India's mascot for the race.  I should send them a rubber duckie.
...nothing really happened.  So I'm going back to finish restoring my computer to full operating status, and I'll see you all for Quals in the morning!

UPDATE: Does anybody have the uTorrent 2.2.1 installer sitting around on their hard-drive?  The version I have is 2.0.4, and it won't update... and I've heard bad things about 3.0.  Lemme know in the comments!

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1 By the way, that first picture is really amazing. What's it from?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at November 25, 2011 09:11 PM (+rSRq)

2 Steven, see the new UPDATE above for details of the location.  I used that picture as a desktop for a while.

And thank you for the installer!  Much obliged, and it's been moved into my "backup files" folder on two different external hard-drives AND a flash drive... I'm nothing if not paranoid.

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 25, 2011 10:17 PM (2YMZG)

3 Still need uTorrent 2.2.1?  You can find older versions of uTorrent here... http://www.oldapps.com/utorrent.php

Posted by: Gerberette at November 26, 2011 08:11 PM (5DC9/)

4 Actually, I don't need it anymore, but that's a convenient link to have.  I knew it was available on the 'net, but I was gunshy about going to a site I've never been to before with an antivirus program I've never used before...

Good to see you back, Gerberette!

Posted by: Wonderduck at November 26, 2011 08:53 PM (2YMZG)

5 Thank you for the link too.  I seemed to misplace where I stashed my copy of UTorrent's installer, so having that place is like divine providence - all the more so since I think my PC is wheezing toward the end soon.

Posted by: cxt217 at November 27, 2011 10:32 AM (CignP)

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