Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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This is what I just came home to after a 16 hour day.

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10th May 2008, 04:06  

swamprose says:

well. hmmm. graphics card gone wrong.
amongst other things.
my pc days are over. sorry.
sometimes it all just is a little ridiculous.

how about sleep?

10th May 2008, 05:52

Geodyne says:


10th May 2008, 07:01

nige says:


10th May 2008, 09:49

bronxelf says:

Well I've gotten it to boot... I still don't know what's wrong or what caused it, though.

10th May 2008, 14:53

That looked more like a hard drive problem than a graphics card issue. Back up everything critical while it's working and see if you can find some drive diagnostics to run. Could be just a loose connection, but it could certainly be getting ready to fail completely.

Hard drives aren't very expensive these days, but it's a chore reinstalling all your apps. It's no big crisis if you get all your data off first, though...


10th May 2008, 17:51

Caine says:

There's something you hate to see. Back up your stuff.

11th May 2008, 00:44

bronxelf says:

Fortunately, the drive that was acting so strangely only contained program files, not data. I have all the install files on another drive (though I should burn a few dvds so I have hard copy.)

the issue was that it was the boot drive, so I couldn't keep Chuck from locking up long enough to do anything. It looks like (we hope) it was a badly seated drive. Loose connection, etc. It's been stable since last night, and now I have a new internal SATA in there as well. I do need to make some hard backups of things soon though.

12th May 2008, 18:34

swamprose says:

back it up back it up. but good news.

12th May 2008, 20:00

bronxelf says:

In this case there's nothing to back up, since there's nothing on my boot drive but program files- there's no data stored there. The issue was that the boot drive was only intermittently being seen by the bios, so I couldn't boot Chuck in order to back anything up even if I wanted to. If the boot drive goes down I won't lose any data, but I won't be able to use the computer, either.

12th May 2008, 20:02

swamprose says:

oops. misunderstood. not good.

12th May 2008, 20:07

bronxelf says:

It seems to be fine now. I think it was probably just a badly seated drive or a loose connection. It's been stable since last night so i am hoping it's fixed now.

12th May 2008, 20:08

swamprose says:

fingers crossed.

12th May 2008, 20:21