Where’s Matt been? Well. The answer to that is long and complicated. But here goes.
Friday morning I turned on my computer to check my mail before class. I was instead staring face to face with a blue “core dump” screen of death. “How pleasent” I thought to myself. After literly hours of trying to figure out what the hell happened… I still couldn’t. All I could figure out was that Thursday night I had a master boot record… and Friday morning, I did not. Well, a MBR is a fairly important thing to have, so I figured I should try and fix it. I got out my Win2k boot disks and loaded up the repair options. It didn’t do squat. Nothing. So, for the past two days I’ve been trying to avoid formating my drives but somehow fix the damage. I finally installed 2000 on my 2nd harddrive, copied off the information from the first drive, formatted the first drive, but the stuff back on, and formatted the 2nd drive. So, now I have two newly formatted drives with a fresh install of 2000. It seems to be working ok, but it took me such a long time to get it to “just the way I liked it.” Such a shame. Anyway.

Friday afternoon, Lauren called me with horrible news. Her grandmother passed away Friday morning. She was obviously upset and I did my best to comfort her. Friday night I figured she needed a little distraction from everything that was going on, so I took her out to Olive Garden for a nice dinner. Saturday, she made arrangements to fly home for the funeral on Tuesday. Saturday night she returned the favor for dinner and took me to the Lady & Sons. I dropped her off at the airport earlier this morning. I send my condolenses and best wishes to the Arolfo’s.

So, for the past two days, it’s been fairly rough. How was your weekend?

Anyway, I’m going to be reinstalling software until the cows come home, so I’ll be getting back to that now. Oh, does anyone remember where to get the Win2k “old game compatability” patches? I can’t find’em anyway. Later.