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Somehow, Center Com, the computer shop we had the PC repaired at, took a week and a half to fix the computer. I don’t see how it’s possible for it to take so long as all they had to do was backup the drive, reinstall windows and put everything back onto the drive in a little “backup” folder. But I’m back now and I’ll write another tutorial soon. I want to learn a programming language, because I had a “revolutionary” (according to Joel) idea for a program. I won’t reveal the idea right now, because the idea will probably be a financial  investment eventually, but it will probably need 2d & possibly 3d (directX) graphics support, animations and the like, also it has to be able to access an internet host. I have Dev-C++ and I know a very small amount in that language. I know the smallest amount in PHP, also. So basically, I’m not experienced in any programming language. I think I need to learn more C++, if anyone could verify this it would be awesome. Me and a group of friends also want to make an MMORPG, so if I can use the same language to make that (look, I know making an MMO is a colossal task, so don’t mention it. We will probably make a non-online alpha before we even add multiplayer, sounds like a good way to go) it would be awesome.

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I got my computer back today, after 4 days of being queued for repairs and then a weekend of repairs. They didn’t do much, they just repaired windows with the disk and installed an extra 2 gig of ram. Then they made us give them $150. I could have done it myself, and i tried and failed many times before they said i couldn’t do it and took it away. i was so sad and read a lot more books than usual. The repairers failed to do a lot of things they said they would do, but at least it’s back and it works 😀

Open Office - Word Processor

Open Office - Word Processor

Windows just had to screw up. I got the Blue Screen of Death. Three times. Oh, Why, Windows, Why? Then Rebooting, several times I got told “Boot Disk Error: Please Insert System Disk & Press Enter.” I finally got fed up and put in a Ubuntu live disk to try and fix it up. I’m using Ubuntu now for the second time, and this time I have more time to explore the OS. I’m annoyed at windows for screwing up. I need to fix it up, or else I’ll get the blame as I use the computer the most. Ubuntu is awesome, it comes with GIMP. And Firefox. (Ubuntu:Feisty Fawn) If I ever get my own computer (or my cousin ever gives my ancient laptop back) I will definitely install Ubuntu on it. It would just be so awesome to be free from windows. Anyway, before I got the BSoDs, I was getting these messages from PC-Cillin telling me I have tried to open a dangerous website: Spyware. I didn’t have a web browser open (Dun dun DUN!). Read the rest of this entry »