29.oct.2005 - Looks like this will be the month RADIFIED breaks the 3-million-hits-per-month mark. Currently sitting around 2.9 million hits (as of midnite), with 3 days left. If my calcs are correct, and current trends continue, that should put us over the 3-million mark sometime tomorrow.
Site usage numbers continue to grow. Three million hits per month has a nice ring to it .. don'cha thinK?
28.oct.2005 - Had a problem with my optical drives, both CD and DVD drives, suddenly disappearing from "My Computer" (in WXP SP2). The device manager shows yellow exclamation points beside each drive, noting error code 39: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing.
Nothing I did would get the drives back. So I googled the problem and discovered many who were experiencing the same problem. They reported a solution by editing the registry, to remove UPPER & LOWER FILTERS. See here.
27.oct.2005 - My dang gfx card died today. I have (had) the Radeon 9600 (AGP). Got the message:
Upon subsequent reboot, I got dreaded blue-screen-of-death. Forget the exact words, but in essence it said my gfx card was likely dead, and referred to a file used by the gfx card (ati...).
26.oct.2005 - Still working on completing the Black Beast 2006. Progress slow-but-steady for this labor of love. The reason for the delay is cuz these beautiful components have me drooling all over my keyboard. It shorted it out several times already. Had to lay a sheet of plastic over it. Picasso probably experienced similar problems while painting beautiful women. =)
25.oct.2005 - Regarding the Beast 2006, I been getting mail saying things like, "I'm getting the fever! Might have to buy myself an early Christmas present." I know the feeling.
24.oct.2005 - Regarding previous post (22nd) .. about designing a new system .. that page is posted here:> Black Beast 2006. Hopefully, it won't take me until 2006 to finish it.
22.oct.2005 - Readers have long been requesting an updated version of the Black Beast. It's the site's #1 request. And I've been meaning to do that for some time, bit I kept getting distracted.
Everybody likes freeware, but I feel the ability to restore your system (should anything tragic befall your hard drive) comes with such grave consequences that co$t should not become much of a factor in deciding which imaging application to use.
17.oct.2005 - Saw the classic surf flick Five Summer Stories (1972) this weekend. The venue is what made viewing this flick so special. It was screened *outdoors* .. at Heisler Park (here in Laguna) .. while waves could be heard crashing on the beach below.
12.oct.2005 - E=mc² .. this famous equation was the subject of last night's PBS special, titled Einstein's Big Idea. I enjoy pondering concepts that torque the brain. You've probably heard the classic question: if you drive your car at the speed-of-light and turn on the headlights, will they work?
09.oct.2005 - Updated the Guide to ASPI layer drivers. Repaired a bunch of dead links. Amazing how quickly link-rot can set in. And since I tend to use copious linkage, the guides need updating twice annually.
08.oct.2005 - Boxing tonight, on HBO: Roy Jones Jr vs Antonio Tarver. They actually fought last week (on Pay-Per-View), but it should still be a good fight to watch. Their 3rd meeting, with each man winning one of the previous two matches.
The other evening, I watched Seabiscuit on a friend's 60-inch Sony hi-def, wide-screen LCD .. with 5-speaker surround-sound. It was like watching a completely different movie. When those horses came snortin' around the track, you could feel the ground rumble. I really enjoy that movie.
07.oct.2005 - Began work on a guide to .. writing Radified guides. The guides here represent the site's most popular features. I'd like to think most of the site's 10,000 visitors come each day to see what interesting things I have to say .. but alas, statistics reveal the majority of visitors come for the guides.
06.oct.2005 - Friendly reminder for those of you living here in Laguna Beach (LaBeana Gooch) .. today is the First Thursday Art Walk. Maybe I'll see ya out on the town .. sucking up some culture, along with the complimentary chardonnay & hors d'oeuvres.
05.oct.2005 - Been enjoying this new book: Into the Wild (refer to yesterday's entry). Feels like I'm sucking the juice out of every word. Fascinating reading. Read the first chapter twice .. so the book would last longer.
Krakauer says (from the Introduction):
Not sure what is causing such allure, but the story got its hooks in me. I'm looking at the book, seeing how thin it is (only 200 pages), and thinking it's not nearly long enough.
Tried to get equipment I could also take backpacking (which tends to be lighter). Kinda excited about heading up to Yosemite before it gets too cold. I've been jones'in' for a healthy dose of nature. I never feel better than after spending a couple of weeks roughing it in the mountains.
01.oct.2005 - Adiós September, Hola October: one of the year's finest months .. with warm days, cool nights. My kinda month.