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June 10, 2011


Friday. I mentioned I'd received two large hard drives on Thursday and that I was going to use them to replace five smaller drives in my main computer, getting to it, well, I got to it that evening and managed to screw it up. It hangs before it goes into the BIOS setup sequence, the list of various steps it goes through before it gives you a login screen and it's not giving me a clue as to what's wrong.

This is being written on the laptop, yesterday's entry and photographs are sitting on a hard drive on my desk. They're actually sitting in a number of other places, I'm lazy about many things, but not the photographs.

So I'll stumble along. I've never found a computer I couldn't bring back to life (and I've brought back more than a few), but it's going to take whatever time it takes to track whatever it is down. OK. I'm a little fried at the moment, the sinus-upper palate thing, but that's not going to be used as an excuse.

So what did I do today? Well, I walked down the way passing the theater and noticed Super 8 was playing in another five minutes. I took it as a sign and went inside. A nice movie, an ET-like story, but without an ET camping out in a closet. The reviews are saying it's a ten, ten plus, and it's good, worth seeing, but not quite a ten. A nine. A nine and a half. More than enough to justify seeing it. Like ET the protagonists are kids. Nothing wrong with kids, but the story line is, well, something we all understand, but with a happy ending.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2011 Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D3s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR II lens.