Wow, full circle or what!!!
So I’ve started my first lesson on monday. 8 yrs after I gave up the whole thing as being a waste of my non-ryhmical soul. After trying on and off for 5 yrs to learn……! Whether “learn to play rock guitar by Wolf spandex”, or classical. I tried loads of ways, aprt from the real obvious one of getting a guitar teacher.
Will I persevere? Fingers crossed. Well not crossed, chorded.
I discovered a new super tool today. After completely buggering up my system due in part to me trying to upgrade the system whislt massivel hungover. I discovered a new tool.
Sash is a shell that is staticalyl linked, and so can be used on it’s own. Also it includes a selection of system utils. (mount, ls etc….) that can be used to recover your system. So after booting using Sash:
and remounting my filesystem as read write:
-mount -m /dev/sda2 /
I was able to recover it!
very useful key combos.
Still cannot boot into OSX though!
login screen won’t accept my password
If you cannot get to the login prompt, or your login window appears but shows no username, it is possible your NetInfo directory has been corrupted.
You can try booting off the OS X installer CD and from within the installer > file menu > reset password you can select the user with a failed login password and reset it.
If this doesn’t work or you do not have the OS X Installer CD, you can try this:
On startup: Command-S Single User Mode
Type each of these commands (bold text), followed by pressing the Enter Key at the end of each line break
mount -uw /
mv local.nidb local.nidb.corrupt
(ok th title is bad, but NTHell has been overused, and claimed back by The Man.)
So MythTV is up and running, and I now have a well cool VDR and all round HTPC. Recording programs seems to work, although a Summertime mixup between the hardware clock and the Software clock resulted in my intended recording of Sex,Lies and Videotapes to actually be a short documentary about machines that fuck girls. Probably not a bad thing! ….and while we’re at it, a 60yr old man, talking about the pulleys he uses to hoist up his “RealWoman (TM)” schoolgirl model into the correct,,, ahem, position, like he is talking about steam engines, is both highly amusing and pretty disturbing.
Anyway now this is working,,, I no longer use my landline, and since Be are offering 24MB/s for 24 quid month ADSL, and I get shitload of free miutes on my mobile, why on earth do I need NTL?
So do I get my act together, organise, and kick them out? Means getting a BT line. Boo, Hiss. But they are not really the big baddie they used to be.
The really bad thing about being off work sick, is the fact that you do not have to work, yet you are really too ill to take advantage of it. This is just not fair! I’ve had an appalling nights sleep, alternating between cold sweats, then roasting. So work was not really an option. I’d like a nice long hot bath, but this means I need to clean my bath first, so I suppose at last I get a clean bathroom out of it!
Anyway, pot noodle for breakfast, my being ill treat!
It really is made of cheese!!!! Superb
Well a few years ago they landed on the moon. Funnily enough I always thought they first landed when I was born. But it was the year after! ..and now Bush wants to go to Mars. Yeah right, full of good intentions that one. Not like lots of his mates stand to gain on the contracts that will be flying about.
Well even more ancient today than I was yesterday. Oh Well!!! Not that I really care much!
Although presents I do care about, and I got good ones!!! 🙂
A Very Happy Birthday to everybody who was born on this day!