2 December 2011

A farewell to Windows.

Currently, I am using Ubuntu for laptop OS and here is why.

I consider myself as a hardcore user of my laptop.
After almost 4 years of service, that laptop shows symptoms of of its end. It crashed for almost 20 times per day and since that's the only laptop I  have, I need to bear with it. 
However, the crashes is now unbearable and I try to install Ubuntu with hope it will reduce the crashes if use different OS. The laptop will crash during the installation so I just abandon it.
Luckily, I have a desktop computer here in my house which also some issue but I managed to fix it. Since then, I am using that desktop.
Recently, I have tried disassembled laptop and put all the component back together. I really don't know what I did, but after that I have successfully install Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot into my machine. It works fine in my laptop. It did crashed but the it frequency has greatly reduced.
I have tried to install Windows 7 alongside with Ubuntu as my second OS but no luck, it will crash during the installation.
Hence, I bid farewell to Windows 7 (for laptop) and hello to Ubuntu 11.10.

Update: The Acer 2920 is confirmed to be no longer functional. 

14 November 2011

Nostalgia Drive

How many of you watched Steins;Gate, an anime that was based on a Japanese visual novel developed by 5pb and Nitroplus which under the same title? *fuh*
To those who watched/played Steins;Gate before, I reckon you don't need any explanation on the title. 
For others, let me enlighten you.

Okabe Rintarō of  Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate, taking place in Akihabara is about one self-proclaimed mad scientist, Okabe Rintaro and his 'lab members' who have turn a microwave oven to a device that can send e-mail to the past. I know it sounds crazy but the theme of this anime revolved around time travel and conspiracies.
The success of the experiment is revealed in episode 6,  Butterfly Effect's Convergence. Okabe has suggested that the mail they are going to send to past to be named "Nostalgia Drive" but due to the unusual naming sense, it was rejected. D-Mail was later then used as its 'official' name.

So, I just use this as my blog title. I call it "Nostalgia Drive"! Problems?