gelbes_gilatier: (REALLY pissed off.)
You know, I was so happy to get my new Dell. So very, very happy. Because it meant I could finally continue writing the big bang story. I happily started installing my standard stuff and transferring data back from the NAS and started writing again and all that... but something struck me as odd when listening to music. It seemed as if something volume was fluctuating. And then suddenly I got some crackling and I thought "Shit, hardware failure."

Then I tried a youtube video and everything was fine. Went back to the mediaplayer who started refusing to play any files. Okay, downloaded different mediaplayer, same issue. Tranferred music files to the NAS, tried to play them, got the same issue. Tried to play music filed from a DVD, got the same issue. So I was all "Damn, media player is missing some codecs. How do I get the right codecs?"

Then I started listening to music on last.fm and guess what just happened? Exactly. The left speaker lost volume again suddenly and the fluctuating started again and I think I might start to cry now. I just want a working computer, goddammit and I believe I will not be able to account for anything if they tell me to set up my system again when I call the support hotline tomorrow. I think I'll just tell them I did that and be fucking done with it. WHAT'S SO HARD ABOUT SENDING ME A WORKING LAPTOP YOU IDIOTS GODDAMMIT!
gelbes_gilatier: (Not amused.)
Because, you know, yesterday a virus ate my mom's netbook and I happened to be the one sitting in front of it. Contrary to common family opinion, it really wasn't my fault. In fact, as my sister's boyfriend concluded, something triggered a virus that already was on the computer and it had been there ever since my mom's Avira spotted it an put it in quarantine. My mom actually knew about the fact that there was a virus in quarantine on her computer. Let's not talked about this further, though since I'd have to admit then that the last virus scan I did was in 2009.

Computers: solving the problems we wouldn't have without them. And I'm pretty sure I already used that cut message before... )
gelbes_gilatier: (Oops.)
My laptop, I mean. Yes, dead. D E A D. Dead. As in its hard drive died and now I can't even boot it. It's in a boot loop and I don't think I'll get it to do anything else, unless I replace the hard drive (in case anyone is wondering: I managed to backup all the creative files to my dad's brand spanking new 4 TB NAS, including the big bang story and all other WIPs that were edited in any way since my last backup to my external hard drive and please let's all hope nothing went wrong with that). Which I could do but that laptop is like five or six years old and quite frankly it's time for a new one *fondly looks at sleek silvery old laptop and begs it for forgiveness

So... I have my eyes on a blue Dell Inspirion (because it's blue... no, wait, because it's got all I want and is just on the upper margin of what my savings account allows (also, if I could just do my taxes, I might get another couple of Euros out of it...)... and, okay, because it's blue) and I'm not quite sold on it because it's a little more than 500€ and I'm cautious to the extreme with everything that's three digits and upwards. So... any Dell users here? Any former Dell users here (aside from [livejournal.com profile] mackenziesmomma, that is)? What's your opinion? Worth their money? Junk? Any input is welcome!
gelbes_gilatier: (things that make me go BOOM)
Because I'm bored even though I should be doing other stuff...

Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] sangate



Top 10 Ships Overall
Top 5 Love Triangles/OT3s
Top 5 Canon Pairings
Top 5 "Not My Favorite, But They're Nice Alternate Choices" Ships
Top 5 "I Just Don't Feel What Everyone Else Is Feeling" Ships
Top 5 "Do Not Want" Ships
Top 5 Crossover Ships

Some of them are all-time favorites, some are current... and some I had to make up on the spot... guess which are which ;) )

Also, in light of the recent "OMGWTFDONTCROSSPOSTTOFACEBOOKANDTWITTERORWEREALLGONNADIE!" hysteria going on: I'm a little appaled at all those posts telling me what not to post and how not to post because I do feel insulted in my intelligence. Honestly, everyone with a basic level of brains and tech skills knows not to repost any comments or friendslocked content and how not to do that, and I consider myself to be a person with more than just a basic level of brains and tech skills.

Or, in simpler terms: no, I won't crosspost anything of you and I trust you to know when to crosspost something from me and when not to. Which is why you won't see any of those panicked posts on the subject by me... and which is why I wish everyone would come to their senses and stop the hysteria. You're smarter than that, people, or you wouldn't be on my flist ;)
gelbes_gilatier: (Whee)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 14:12 Just watched the McLeod's Daughters ep where Riley died & the aftermath & I keep wondering: is there anything post-ep Kate/Riley on the net? #
  • 20:24 OMGWTFNEWLAPTOPKEYBOARDWORKS! Finally something in my life that's going right again! Thanks to sister's boyfriend! #
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gelbes_gilatier: (soldier's things)
Today, four German soldiers were killed near Baghlan in Afghanistan and the media released the news a few hours ago. While I was checking Twitter for more info on it, I came across a tweet from my former local party organisation's press representative, stating that tomorrow there would be protests during a welcome home muster for soldiers returning from their deployment to Afghanistan. It's going to be the same unit that lost soldiers last year in September (remember, losing soldiers in Afghanistan is still a major event, and we're only now starting to realize what it means to be at war - the country is still reeling from the shock of what happened on Good Friday).

Hate the war, love the soldier... or at least don't HATE them as well. )´╗┐

On a wholly unrelated note: OMG LEVERAGE SQUEE! All of you were right! Leverage is like... really, really cool. I'm currently watching S01E02 and I'm already in love with the high tech toys and Eliot and Parker (and kinda Eliot/Parker... what? I'm really fast with shipping...) and Hardison and Sophie and Nate (and a little bit Sophie/Nate... I'm not quite sold on it yet). Oh, and explosions! That's really all I need. Yay Leverage!

Also... finished watching EUReKA's Season 3 and... I DON'T WANT TESS TO GO! Tess can't go and let us all plunge back into Jack/Allison darkness! Jack/Allison doesn't make any sense at all. They don't fit and they don't even have real chemistry (they do work fine as friends but every time the writers try to steer them in a romantic direction it all goes poof)... it just doesn't work. Jack and Tess... clicked. Their sense of humor is compatible, the look cute together, when they fight the sparks fly... Also, Tess is awesome and would so deserve to be made a regular... don't take that away, please. Make it work, writers. PLEASE! (also, could someone please free me from that bothersome EUReKA/SGA crossover bunny involving both Tess and Cadman that keeps on bugging me? Seriously, if I ever start writing it you all should DUCK AND RUN!)

Oh, also... managed to kill my laptop's keyboard. Thank God for external keyboards and sisters' boyfriends' who happen to be IT geniuses (both hard- and software). 'Nuff said.
gelbes_gilatier: (Sprache an sich und ansonsten)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 20:09 Starting to find #DADT discussion in the @USArmy really interesting, from outsider's POV. Also, nice link list re DADT: bit.ly/9TTxYD #
  • 20:12 Also find disappearing of German MilBloggers such as @thomas_wiegold & @Batteriechef disturbing. How else are we supposed to find that info? #
  • 20:19 And since I'm on a MilRant again... why the hell can't I access @MarineCorpsNews's homepage? Srsly, I'm NOT a terrorist! Let me view it! #
  • 20:20 EEEEP! Just almost had to watch #SG1's The Road Not Taken in German. Never, NEVER want to watch #KavanSmith w/ German voice again! #
  • 20:24 And Firefox... PLEASE STOP BEING A BITCH! How hard can it be NOT to crash multiple times during sessions? You used to be able to do that! #
  • 20:42 GAH! I want to see #KavanSmith on big TV screen w/ his OWN voice and dad can't find the means for it. Shouldn't have packed away #SGA DVDs:P #
  • 21:46 Hahahahaha, JESUS Christ, the guy who does Kavan Smith's German voice over happens to be Pinky's (as in Pinky & the Brain) German voice. #
  • 22:50 It works! IT WORKS! #SGA Search and Rescue now for me! IN ENGLISH! On the big tv screen! Lots of Lorne whump! VICTORY! YAY! #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Pissed.)
I didn't simply abandon you without notice. Rather, my DSL abandoned me.

T-Com fail... )

And now... I'll go back to packing again because I'm still not finished with doing it and God I so grew to hate it over the past few days. I have 30plus crates and there's still stuff lying around and annoying me. Blergh. On the plus side, I probably found someone willing to help me with the renovation and drive me from here to Berlin after I'm done with the apartment. Yay!

Also, on the writing side: I've written the prologue and the first chapter of the Shock and Awe/What Made All The Difference (to remind you: those are the verses formerly known as twiniverse and RNT -verse) crossover I promised at the end of Fanfic100 and I'm quite confident it'll actually see the light of the internet... if you're interested, that is.
gelbes_gilatier: (Whee)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 03:11 Mh. 30 years ago, the Soviets marched into #Afghanistan. And in 2011... it'll be 10 years that WE marched in there. Scary parallels, anyone? #
  • 13:20 Remind me not to discuss possible next US targets with my parents again. It'll end in being forced to listen to Hannes Wader *sighs #
  • 16:03 DAMMIT STOP STALKING ME CD-PLAYER! Seriously, one day I might just be forced to write a story to Dolly Parton's "9 to 5"... go away, bunny! #
  • 17:13 So bored that I just posted a fic index for two of my Lorne/Cadman #Fanfic100 universes... Bored, bored, bored. And did I mention... BORED? #
  • 21:40 OK, I lost my nerve. Will now get paid account at #LiveJournal. Have to give it to myself as a belated Christmas present if no one else does #
  • 21:49 Happily uploading new icons now. Although it's kinda scary how fast the 30 will be full... #
  • 21:53 Oh God, too many pretty icons to choose from. *decision overkill #
  • 22:21 Um, wait... why do I have 35 icons when they said I get 30 with the paid account? Can anyone help me out here? #
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gelbes_gilatier: (bunnies)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 00:26 Dammit, LJ, get this notify thing under control. I do want a paid account for X-mas but I do NOT want s/o to pay for crappy service, okay? #
  • 00:54 Lessons MAJ Lorne still has to learn as per PAS 'verse: The fact that you're paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't REALLY out to get you. #
  • 01:12 One day... one I'm gonna write a #SGA Christmas story to the Pogues' "Fairy Tale Of New York": is.gd/5hjTo #
  • 01:24 Holy crap... it'll take me an estimated 8 (EIGHT!) chapters to start the Lorne!whumping. I don't think I ever took THAT long before... #
  • 22:14 Trying to write my 1st Drunken Smut scene EVER. Funny thing is... the sex isn't so much the problem. It's rather the DRUNKEN part that is. #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Sprache an sich und ansonsten)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 01:15 ARGH! My keyboard is totally fucked up! #
  • 01:38 OK, MAYBE it's not as bad as I thought... but the laptop is really starting to scare me :S #
  • 02:05 Lalala... happily tagging bookmarks on Delicious. I LOVE tagging. Did I ever mention that? Tagging makes me happy :D #
  • 03:00 Doing some late night betaing for a fellow fencer... and OMG, I'm channeling @mackenziesmomma... BIG time. #
  • 15:40 Oops. Just wanted to find a book by James E. Wise and ended up with dozens of new books on the amazon wishlist. Need a job... #
  • 18:00 Oh, fun... I just found out I've been bookmarked on Delicious by people I've never heard of before. Not sure if that's scary or cool :S #
  • 18:53 Improving my mom's LJ skillz. I have the feeling she's not really concentrating on me :P #
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gelbes_gilatier: (Sprache an sich und ansonsten)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 12:10 Haha, oy... RT @neon_magazin Unnützes Wissen des Tages: Schnapserfinder Jim Beam hieß eigentlich Jakob Böhm und war Deutscher. #
  • 12:45 Creating Europass CV... yeah, ANOTHER 1, this time in English. Big job fair 4 jobs abroad 2morrow @ the job center, so I want 2 be prepared. #
  • 17:10 RT @ZooBorns: New panda cub pics and video from the San Diego Zoo, not to mention, the baby finally has a name - bit.ly/2JlzBG #
  • 19:53 I just died & went to caramel-cocoa-heaven (and hope the squash I had for dinner was OK despite the strange stains I cut away *foodparanoid) #
  • 19:57 RT @Imashime_no_oto: Kalt hier. Muss mal in die Küche, den Bananen Pyjamas und den Würsten Schlafröcke anziehen. #
  • 20:12 Goddammit, Hotmail, I just want to OPEN a file, not DOWNLOAD it. Why don't you fucking let me do it anymore? GRRRRRRRR! #
  • 20:17 Arf. AAAAAAAAAAAARF! Let me open the fucking file without having to download it, Firefox! AAAAAAAAAAARGH! #
  • 20:51 Hey, anyone of you have any idea when nominations for the Isis Awards (is.gd/4Ydeh) 2009 will be open? Rly starting to wonder here. #
  • 21:19 You know why I like English so much? No stupid discussions about gendering all kinds of stuff b/c everything is neuter in the first place. #
  • 21:49 RT @USArmy: Longest serving female Command Sgt. Maj. retires bit.ly/44OGRM #
  • 21:57 Und es ist wieder Flachwitzzeit :D: RT @Imashime_no_oto: Kampfsport in der ehemaligen UDSSR - heute: Judoslawien #
  • 22:22 Mehehehehehehe, LOF:is.gd/4Yhap #nichtlustig #
  • 22:44 ICH AUCH!RT @Imashime_no_oto: DAS Shirt will ich haben twitpic.com/q0z8e #
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gelbes_gilatier: (fanfiction/fanart)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 01:41 Eh... someone write me an #Eastwick/SGA crossover? Pretty please? C'mon on people, you know where this is supposed to go, right? #
  • 21:16 How weird is it that Thomas Sarbacher is in this week's #Tatort, too? Last week he was the murderer in Ludwigshafen, this week it's Munich? #
  • 21:58 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! Die Firefox, die! I was in the process of publishing another #Fanfic100 piece in my LJ and you crash? A$$hole! #
  • 23:32 Why exactly do all the Germans in the James Bond movies have to play the villains? Can I please have a James Bond movie with a GOOD German? #
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gelbes_gilatier: (TV)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 10:31 Eh, just applied for the Tamara Johanson claim at #Fanfic100. Not sure if that was a GOOD idea but I promise I'll finish Lorne/Cadman first. #
  • 14:39 Megavideo are a$$holes. I did NOT watch 72 minutes of video today, you idiots. 38 minutes of #SGU, more like. Like I said: Idiots. #
  • 14:42 And of course now I have to wait AGES until I get to see the end of "Air 3" and the pilot of #Eastwick. I need to move to the US, obviously. #
  • 15:14 Mh. This is weird. #Eastwick works but #SGU doesn't... I just BET Eastwick will stop working 5 minutes before the end or something. #
  • 15:27 Huh. I never realized I have this... THING about Paul Gross. And he didn't even make his first REAL appearance at #Eastwick yet. #
  • 15:48 I KNEW it. Screw you, Megavideo, screw you BIG. Why is it so hard letting me watch the eps of my US TV shows in peace? WHY? #
  • 15:58 You know who also would have been a perfect Daryl Van Horne for #Eastwick? You don't? Can't even guess? Well... #kavansmith. D'uh. #
  • 16:24 Eh, the magpie's back to devastate my balcony again! Shush, Maggie (yes, I'm a very creative girl...), shush! Away with ye! Begone! #
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gelbes_gilatier: (sport)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 11:43 Oh damn, ABBA song bunny: bit.ly/pHpLF #
  • 12:30 Why did I think a complete picture folder back-up on the flash drive was a good idea? Windows says it'll take at least 20 minutes more... #
  • 12:31 WTF? 122 minutes??? Where did THAT suddenly come from? Oh, it's the "Flash drive of happy" folder... #
  • 14:08 WTH is the matter with my Firefox? It's keeps shutting down again and again. Does anyone else have these problems since the last update? #
  • 15:02 Okay, obviously it's not a sole Firefox thing. Internet Explorer is doing exactly the same stupid shutting off thing. What the hell??? #
  • 15:31 Mh... seems it was a script on meinVZ that crashed the Firefox... should that tell me something? #
  • 15:55 Holy crap, Paul Gross as Daryl Van Horne in "Eastwick" on ABC (along Jaime Ray Newman).I should have looked up JRN's imdb-profile earlier :D #
  • 19:03 Whee, my first work telephone conference... I think it's gonna be mighty confusing... #
  • 19:12 Can't decide between wanting to hit my head on the keyboard and laughing hysterically... This is kinda... surreal. #
  • 19:30 Hey, someone is a real joker here... "Fidel Castro" as one of the example persons. I'm really laughing my ass off here... NOT. #
  • 19:34 Oooh, right, the DATA BASE is okay, it's my laptop and my Firefox that's not working right. Uh-huh. Yeah. Sure. #
  • 19:48 Mehehehe, co-worker already starts to kid around and make people insane with stupid comments. Must not laugh... MUST NOT LAUGH! #
  • 19:59 SOMEone should have told them to do separate trainings for computer literates and computer illiterates. This is becoming a little bothersome #
  • 20:56 Phew, I'm finally out of the conference. That was exhausting, I can tell you. I think that's it for today... I'm going home now. #
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gelbes_gilatier: (sport)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 00:10 Aw, fuck. The laptop is starting to screw around again. Just shut itself off and refused to reboot 3 or 4 times. Fuckfuckfuck. #
  • 00:11 Well... let's all hope it's just the exhaust that's a little clogged up and nothing worse. Good night, everyone! #
  • 14:04 Mh, let's hope the laptop's only problem was the clogged heatpipe the guy at the computer shop cleaned up and not something more serious. #
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gelbes_gilatier: (job)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 00:46 ARGH! Firefox hates me, LiveJournal hates me... come on, who else hates me? Now's your chance to tell me so. #
  • 00:56 And another #fanfic100 piece: snurl.com/gkira Yay me! Need to go to bed now, though... good night, everyone! #
  • 16:59 Just reread a few of my papers from the university. God, I sound so intelligent and intellectual. Where did it all go, I wonder... #
  • 18:19 Hey, I actually managed to find the application form for the international branch of the state-run recruitment agency. Canada, here I come! #
  • 18:52 If it wasn't so sad I'd laugh about the abysmal Simpsons translation they've been torturing us with for YEARS now... #
  • 18:52 Mh. Definitely need to do something about not paying enough attention to the things I type... BEFORE sending the tweets. #
  • 19:05 AAAAAAAAARGH! Simpsons translation is just epic fail. What's so hard about finding a REAL German equivalent to Johnny Tightlips? #
  • 19:15 Completed application form! Countries preferred: US (East Coast, Pacific NW), CAN (BC, Ontario), Australia, NZ, UK, Chile, Argentina. Go me! #
  • 19:20 Oh, forgot mentioning Spain... and hope someone will be able to actually READ my handwriting if even *I* have difficulties... #
  • 20:09 Now, isn't THAT funny... students on these posters from Berlin are from... Seattle: snurl.com/gmrvw (says spiegel.de). #
  • 22:43 Remember, people: Tomorrow is #ANZACDay. Show some appreciation to your Australian and Newzealand followers, if you have some :) #
  • 23:23 Yay, it's actually been a successful day today with the completed application form and another finished #fanfic100 piece. Night, everyone! #
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gelbes_gilatier: (ranting)
Yep, it's a collection of daily meaningless rambling...

  • 23:06 Oh, hey, it's one of those famed Crossing Jordan/Las Vegas x-over eps I've never seen before on TV. And I thought they didn't even exist... #
  • 00:38 Oh well, going to bed now, working on that "bad habits" thing and everything. Good night, everyone! #
  • 14:28 Obviously politeness is overrated. Came 2 work w/ 2 hands full, cleaning woman SAW me, still let door close almost in my face. Thanks a LOT. #
  • 14:47 WTH is Firefox totally unstable all of a sudden? What is it trying to tell me? Why is it doing that to me? WHY??? #
  • 15:03 My 3rd meeting for today is about to begin any moment. And the worst thing is: It's not even going to be the last for today. I wanna scream. #
  • 15:13 Holy crap, we're 5 minutes into the meeting and people are already shouting at each other. This is gonna be fun. #
  • 15:26 Yep, back to past discussions. Why can't people learn that discussing past events gets you NOwhere and just holds up any progress? #
  • 15:28 Hey, and now we're getting personal with people threatening to leave the room and stuff. What the hell? #
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gelbes_gilatier: (ranting)
Das is ja wohl der Gipfel. Draußen schneits. Jetzt im Ernst. So richtig dicke weiße Flocken, mitten im März, im Flachland. Also... das is nich normal. Das kann gar nicht normal sein. Ich befinde mich in einem Paralleluniversum oder so. Das muss es sein. Echt, was anderes ist gar nicht möglich. Ich fühl mich verarscht vom Wetter und überhaupt. Und das hört auch einfach nicht mehr auf. Wessen Idee war das denn bitte, hm? HM? >(

Ansonsten: Warum funktioniert mein gestern gekaufter UMTS-Stick von O2 nicht? *wein Ich hatte mich doch endlich entschieden, der Sucht nachzugeben und mir auf Probe mal so ein Ding zu holen.. und dann geht es nicht. Muss ich wohl morgen dringend noch mal bei O2 vorbeigehen, weil spätestens am Wochenende sollte es dann doch bitte funktionieren. Da ist nämlich drei Tage lang Parteitag und ich sterbe eventuell vor Langeweile ohne die Sucht. Also... drückt mir die Daumen morgen dann...
gelbes_gilatier: (fanfic100)
Title: What we all crave
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters: Cadman/Lorne
Prompt: #011 Red
Word Count: 1.347
Rating: K+
Summary: Dancing was never Evan Lorne's forte... well, dancing at overcrowded clubs with loud music, that is.
Author's Notes: There we go again, week two of the AMCM, as [livejournal.com profile] mackenziesmomma has dubbed it ;) She also pointed out to me at least one major research flaw in this story for which I'm still very grateful to her. BTW, I started twittering (i.e. microblogging on twitter.com), mainly to read others twitter, but also to give short up-dates on my various stories that are unfinished or are in the development stage. So if you want to keep up to date also on the stories that I don't update quite as often as Fanfic100, just look here. I promise to be more regular about this than with the actual updates to my multi-chaptered stories. And here's the LDT.

 

What we all crave )


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