Nooooooo!

Aug. 21st, 2015 02:35 pm
caffienekitty: (eek)

Want to know what the Mac equivalent of a Blue Screen of Death looks like?



This problem has the ever-so-reassuring name of "Kernel Panic", which can be as simple as there's some recent software or widget that's conflicting or some scrambled data on the hard drive and it's just a matter of knowing how to fix it, or as non-simple as a massive hardware failure and the computer is terminal or on it's way there. It did this on startup twice after passing POST and loading for a while. It did start up on a third try after a long rest and some breathing exercises, and I am now backing up the hard drive through the built in backup program, and might also just make a direct copy because I'm having my own Kernel Panic now. :-p

I have no idea what's causing this or how to fix it. The computer's been a bit wonky for a while, particularly with the browser crashing a lot, and it was running with less than 10% of it's tiny hard drive left for a good while before I archived a bunch of files but that was earlier this week. It tends to super-heat when playing videos on YouTube. It was the first startup of the day for it this happened on, though, so it wasn't overheating.

It's kind of a major part of my life, (probably more even than my car, which had a major brake failure and has been parked since the 10th and is another thing I need to fix or replace and have no money for anytime soon) and it's really necessary among many other things, for job-searching. It is a laptop from 2008 using OS 10.5.8 so that's about 90 in computer years. The OS is too old to let me upgrade my browser enough to access Google Docs. It's entirely reasonable that it's having problems of some kind, but being able to afford to fix or replace it is not something that's going to happen in the immediate or predictably near future, considering the rest of the series of calamities my life has been lately. :-p

What I do have is the 4 pages of error log it gave me printed out, and a hope that this is something I can stabilize myself somehow.

If anyone knows technical things about Macs running OS 10.5.8 and can tell me either what I can do about this to figure out the cause and make it not happen again, or where to start looking for information on how to do that, please let me know? I'm going to go hit Google while things are backing up here and hope.

Nooooooo!

Aug. 21st, 2015 02:35 pm
caffienekitty: (eek)

Want to know what the Mac equivalent of a Blue Screen of Death looks like?



This problem has the ever-so-reassuring name of "Kernel Panic", which can be as simple as there's some recent software or widget that's conflicting or some scrambled data on the hard drive and it's just a matter of knowing how to fix it, or as non-simple as a massive hardware failure and the computer is terminal or on it's way there. It did this on startup twice after passing POST and loading for a while. It did start up on a third try after a long rest and some breathing exercises, and I am now backing up the hard drive through the built in backup program, and might also just make a direct copy because I'm having my own Kernel Panic now. :-p

I have no idea what's causing this or how to fix it. The computer's been a bit wonky for a while, particularly with the browser crashing a lot, and it was running with less than 10% of it's tiny hard drive left for a good while before I archived a bunch of files but that was earlier this week. It tends to super-heat when playing videos on YouTube. It was the first startup of the day for it this happened on, though, so it wasn't overheating.

It's kind of a major part of my life, (probably more even than my car, which had a major brake failure and has been parked since the 10th and is another thing I need to fix or replace and have no money for anytime soon) and it's really necessary among many other things, for job-searching. It is a laptop from 2008 using OS 10.5.8 so that's about 90 in computer years. The OS is too old to let me upgrade my browser enough to access Google Docs. It's entirely reasonable that it's having problems of some kind, but being able to afford to fix or replace it is not something that's going to happen in the immediate or predictably near future, considering the rest of the series of calamities my life has been lately. :-p

What I do have is the 4 pages of error log it gave me printed out, and a hope that this is something I can stabilize myself somehow.

If anyone knows technical things about Macs running OS 10.5.8 and can tell me either what I can do about this to figure out the cause and make it not happen again, or where to start looking for information on how to do that, please let me know? I'm going to go hit Google while things are backing up here and hope.

caffienekitty: (procrastination)
I have updated the indexes, )and most of my picspam images are now link-dead. BLAH. )

ETA: LJ Staff just sent me a message that they might have a workaround from their end for the image issue and everything should be fixed in the next few days. YAY! \o/
caffienekitty: (What the...)
I just got an e-mail from an LJ bot telling me my scrapbook has been migrated to the new thing, whatever it is. Apparently, I have 8193 images uploaded here. Yipe.

It's also telling me there are 28 migration errors, so somewhere in all the picspams and photo and image uploads around here there are 28 missing images. Somewhere. If you find where a missing image needs to be re-uploaded, please let me know. If you find every single one, there might be a prize drabble in it or something, because damn you'd need to be awfully bored to hunt them all up.

Also, I just took a quick peek at one image set and experimented a tiny bit aaaaand.... it might be a long while before I can get a picspam posted again because the albums for some reason seem to post images now in reverse upload order which is the opposite of useful in a reaction picspam, so I'll be kludging a way around that when the time comes. I already have a few ideas, no worries, just a pain in the butt.

No idea yet if my batch uploader is even going to talk to the new system. BLEEEEAH.

Anyway, I've been trying to get through 7.18 for over a week. I should not start watching an episode during a week night, it never goes well. :-P

ETA: Oh. It's also smushed my Icons folder into my random things that don't fit anywhere else folder. Yaaaaay... *headdesk*
caffienekitty: (What the...)
I just got an e-mail from an LJ bot telling me my scrapbook has been migrated to the new thing, whatever it is. Apparently, I have 8193 images uploaded here. Yipe.

It's also telling me there are 28 migration errors, so somewhere in all the picspams and photo and image uploads around here there are 28 missing images. Somewhere. If you find where a missing image needs to be re-uploaded, please let me know. If you find every single one, there might be a prize drabble in it or something, because damn you'd need to be awfully bored to hunt them all up.

Also, I just took a quick peek at one image set and experimented a tiny bit aaaaand.... it might be a long while before I can get a picspam posted again because the albums for some reason seem to post images now in reverse upload order which is the opposite of useful in a reaction picspam, so I'll be kludging a way around that when the time comes. I already have a few ideas, no worries, just a pain in the butt.

No idea yet if my batch uploader is even going to talk to the new system. BLEEEEAH.

Anyway, I've been trying to get through 7.18 for over a week. I should not start watching an episode during a week night, it never goes well. :-P

ETA: Oh. It's also smushed my Icons folder into my random things that don't fit anywhere else folder. Yaaaaay... *headdesk*
caffienekitty: (canwehelpyou)
Since the Rich Text editor on Livejournal goes insane frequently and messes things up and drives everyone nuts, here are some basic HTML codes for use when posting on Livejournal in the HTML Editor.

Some basic HTML tags and advice under the cut. )
caffienekitty: (canwehelpyou)
Since the Rich Text editor on Livejournal goes insane frequently and messes things up and drives everyone nuts, here are some basic HTML codes for use when posting on Livejournal in the HTML Editor.

Some basic HTML tags and advice under the cut. )
caffienekitty: (ohreally)
My ISP's on-hold recording seems to be designed to drive people psychotic. It's the usual mix of music, 'thank you for holding' messages and advertising, all cutting each other off at random intervals. Here's a short transcript: )

Now imagine that for ten to fifteen minutes at minimum. I asked the tech about it, he said they don't know why it's like that, it's been like that for years and no one knows how to fix it.

This is Tech Support for one of the largest ISP's in Canada. Now that's confidence-inspiring!
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] astrothsknot, I now have a Dreamwidth page. I'm staying with LJ until it implodes, so don't fret about me disappearing. Mainly it's to park my name and another mirror of this site, (except I managed to screw up the import thing and wound up with two of damn near every post, and now I need to go through and delete all the duplicates, but whatever) which I'll hopefully remember to keep updating.

If you have a Dreamwidth ID, you are welcome to friend me or circle me or read me or whatever the heck they call it. Mind your step, things will be a bit cluttered over there for a while. There, as everywhere, I am CaffieneKitty. :-)
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
Thanks to [personal profile] astrothsknot, I now have a Dreamwidth page. I'm staying with LJ until it implodes, so don't fret about me disappearing. Mainly it's to park my name and another mirror of this site, (except I managed to screw up the import thing and wound up with two of damn near every post, and now I need to go through and delete all the duplicates, but whatever) which I'll hopefully remember to keep updating.

If you have a Dreamwidth ID, you are welcome to friend me or circle me or read me or whatever the heck they call it. Mind your step, things will be a bit cluttered over there for a while. There, as everywhere, I am CaffieneKitty. :-)

Here goes!

May. 23rd, 2009 01:41 pm
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
Attempting to mirror in 3... 2...

F-list cut

Mar. 31st, 2009 08:14 am
caffienekitty: (ooopsie!)
Doing a tiny bit of shuffling of my f-list.

If you want an explanation as to why you were cut or want to declare that yes, in fact, you are still alive and just lurking, comment here. Comments are screened.

F-list cut

Mar. 31st, 2009 08:14 am
caffienekitty: (ooopsie!)
Doing a tiny bit of shuffling of my f-list.

If you want an explanation as to why you were cut or want to declare that yes, in fact, you are still alive and just lurking, comment here. Comments are screened.

F-list cut

Mar. 31st, 2009 08:14 am
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
Doing a tiny bit of shuffling of my f-list.

If you want an explanation as to why you were cut or want to declare that yes, in fact, you are still alive and just lurking, comment here. Comments are screened.
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (thursday)
*blows dust off icon*

Is it just me, or did that hiatus go by like lightning? O.o

Also, what the heck is up with LJ's clock? It's not four in the afternoon. *changes in post* (ETA: *changes in account settings :-P*)

ETA: I don't think this is a spoiler, because it's not about tonight's episode itself, but cutting anyway for the sake of vigilance )

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