I guess I'm back up and running, after a frustrating day of reinstalls and re-reinstalls. Reinstalling reminds me of how much I hate the registry. Why can't each program just have its own text-editable ini file in its own main directory? Whyyyyy?
And why are programs' support files scattered all over hell and creation? Why stick dll's in the winX/system directory? Why not just dump everything into the program's directory? And why does the Eudora uninstall routine leave an active dll that you can't get rid of? It's not even a running process, and you still can't delete the damn thing. And I don't want to go on snipe hunt through the damned registry trying to find the reference to that file.
The good news is that I didn't lose anything. I had backups (Good boy! *Woof!*) but didn't have to use them. Just before my old HDD died completely, it stayed up just long enough for me to copy everything important to another drive. So the only price I paid (besides the cost of the drive) was annoyance.
I had planned on using this weekend to catch up on my crits and do some writing. Now look.
|Originally a pictograph of a fallen person; how it came to its present meanings is unclear. Henshall suggests taking it as 'equipment' (具) and 'ten' (十), and as a mnemonic: 'Its true that equipment is in ten pieces.'|