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13 January 2005 @ 11:43 am
I named my computer "Marvin" after Marvin in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, mostly because his case was black (depressing) and his mind infinitely large compared to his predecessor, Moouack. Perhaps because he was a store display model before becoming mine, Marvin's always been a bit odd. For example, I have been the user "Office Depot" for some time now.

Due to a number of problems I'd been having recently, I wound up wiping his brains out and restoring him back to square one. This means before Novell, and even before Office Depot.

Unfortunately, I was unable to back up RO before I did this.

Downloading RO has always been a pain in the ass, and this time has proved no exception to the rule. My first attempt failed after about seven or eight hours. My second attempt "succeeded" after seven hours, forty-two minutes, and twenty seconds. It was only a success in that I managed to download all 700 MB, and not a success that enabled me to install RO. The file turned out to be corrupted and useless.

... last night I had a dream that I was playing a TaruTaru on FFXI.

[Edit: Someone replaced my Berry Burst Cheerios with regular Cheerios! Aww man!]
Current Mood: crankycranky
ex_jean on January 13th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
I find that using the single file method for downloading RO works best. It takes just about as much time, but the data1.cab file seems to actually work in that version.

Shabon, Iris.
One Who Wanders: dazedabiona on January 14th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
I'm so cranky. ;_;
A third zip file failure! I have no idea what the issue is, it's never done this to me before. Yes, it always takes forever, but I've never had this problem with consistently invalid zip files. I can't even unzip the damned thing.

I have no idea what a .rar file is, and if it requires a new program to open it ... after spending 700 MB, I don't want to download anything other than RO. XD;
ex_jean on January 14th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: I'm so cranky. ;_;
I believe you'd have to download Winrar, which is a relatively small program (about the size of Winzip). You'd get the .rar file, then double-click it, then click on Extract To... it's basically the exact same funtion as Winzip.
Soontir Felcaptsoontirfel on January 13th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Office Depot
I'm surprised they didnt do a rest for you before selling it to you. Being a 5yr employee we usually do a hard reset to restore it to factory settings thus wiping out anything random customers have put on it along with any O.D. related materials for dispalying it.

oh well....later
One Who Wanders: grumpyabiona on January 14th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
Re: Office Depot
Maybe Marvin made them all so depressed, they gave up on ever having hope of a non-Office Depot life for him. XD
Soontir Felcaptsoontirfel on January 14th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
Re: Office Depot
lol...it is possible
hypertechiehypertechie on January 13th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
you should get a new online game
like World of Warcraft, i'm sure the characters aren't as cute, but it might be less maintnence.
One Who Wanders: frazzledabiona on January 14th, 2005 12:10 am (UTC)
Re: you should get a new online game
You have no idea how tempted I am to go get FFXI. But I promised all my RO folks that I'd be back! ;_;
One Who Wanders: loopyabiona on January 14th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
Re: you should get a new online game
My life right now is naught but laundry!! I can handle two games!!!!
hypertechiehypertechie on January 14th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
Re: you should get a new online game
i can see from your away message that the temptaion git the best of you. well, hope it is a great game.