Well, the windows install went sorta ok. I’m a bit confused however. My understanding of “formatting a drive” typically involves deleting files and in general FORMATTING THE DRIVE. This did not happen. Windows merely deleted the old version of windows and reinstalled itself. All my programs, files and whatnot are still there, windows just doesn’t see them. For example, Photoshop still exists inside an “Adobe” directory in “Program Files.” The icons are gone, my screen layout is back to default, it doesn’t show up in the Add/Remove programs list and it’s not in the registry. Someone want to explain this one to me? Regardless, I’m going to really blow the drive away tomorrow (today), by hand, just so I can make sure it actually happens this time. When you want something done right, you’ve got to pull the trigger yourself.

Other than that, I’m still up at 2:30am! Why? Not because of Windows, heck no. I wouldn’t loose sleep over that stupid ass-hat OS. Actually, I’m up helping Lauren with a project. Actually I’m watching her work and trying to come up with words of encouragement. She’s working on a big (mid-term sized) plan in AutoCAD. Since I know nothing about AutoCAD, I don’t really offer anything more than moral support. We’re downtown right now, at her building (Eichburg Hall) working in the computer labs. I “persuaded” a workstation to let me on so I could surf the web a bit while she’s working.

I figured I’d come downtown with her since there was no way I’d let her drive home tired at 3+am. The killer is that after we’re done here we still have a model to work on and and specification sheet to work on. No prob though. While she was working this evening I pre-cut pieces for the model and whipped up a template in Word so that all she has to do is put in the info. Piece of cake. Sure it’s an all nighter, but isn’t that what college is all about? What else was I going to be doing at 5am anyways? 🙂

That’s about it. Later kids.