It has been about 2 weeks and 2 days since my last post… not exactly sure why I broke my ‘at least 1 post per week’ rule (which used to be the ‘post every wednesday’ rule). But it happened, and here I am.
What happened over the last few weeks? Well for one I installed Windows Vista on my machine here at home. My Windows XP installation was starting to act up… random freezes, programs deciding to stop working and weird audio glitches. So I said if I’m going to wipe my system I might as well upgrade it while I’m at it.
Now, there is one important thing that needs to be kept in mind when completely reformatting your harddrive. And that is BACK YOUR SHIT UP! I generally don’t have to worry about this because I store all of my ‘data’ on seperate harddrive partitions. Things like the ‘My Documents’ folder, music, downloads are all stored on my D, E, F, G, H and I drives (yeah I’ve got a lot of partitions spanning across 4 physical harddrives totalling just over 500GB — THATS HALF A TERABYTE!) The one thing I FORGOT to backup was my damn browser bookmarks. So I’ve had to try and re-build that by memory, which is really hard, because the reason I used bookmarks in the first place is so I don’t have to remember them.
I have since started to use Mozy’s bookmark backup feature, which stores my Firefox and Internet Explorer bookmarks offsite, so incase this ever happens again I’ll have a copy I can revert to.
Other than that I haven’t been up to much else. My little coding projects have taken a back seat to World of Warcraft. My Tauren Druid reached level 57 this weekend. One more level and I can go to the new area ‘Outland’ that got added with the expansion pack.
I’m also thinking of building my own bass guitar, because for a while now I’ve wanted to buy a bass and it would be pretty cool to make one (well its pretty cool to make anything that you can actually use afterwards). I’ll have more on this once I start figuring out exactly what I want and what its going to look like.