My wife's birthday was yesterday. Unfortunately, she's off at violin camp with 2/3 of my children, so we could only communicate by phone. She knows what she's getting, though; I'm building her a computer to do some video editing on.
Last night, as I tried to copy the drive data from the old, slow drives onto the new, 320GB SATA drive, one of them threw a consistent I/O error. That meant putting it back in the old computer to run chkdsk, since I'm using a Linux LiveCD for the disk copy (for the other geeks out there: eLive and dyne:bolic, both of which recognize all the new hardware and provide dd, but neither of which provide dd_rescue).
To save time, I assembled the old computer only as far as necessary. Then came the moment of stupidity...Continue reading "My Wife is Psychic" »