Louie Vidmar
Randomly Selective – Selectively Random

August 25th, 2005 I broke it.

OK, so I haven’t blogged since I sold my powerbook last week. I sold my powerbook last week! Not quite as much as I was hoping for, but I think it was quite a fair price for all involved. Problem being, this leaves me with a 266MHz beige g3 desktop as my main computer, that can only run up to Mac OS X 10.2 “Jaguar”.

Now, last night I got the brilliant idea to hack away at the Quicktime 7 installer to get it to work with 10.2, and got it to install just fine, but when I rebooted, it failed to boot into OS X again. So I spent nearly the entire day today trying to fix it. Process being: Backup (image the drive), repartition (decided to make a small adjustment), restore, delete a f-ton of stuff to make room, archive install 10.2 over the top, restore more data and clean up some small messes left around in various places, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update, update (ran all the updates except the 10.2.8 combo because it wouldn’t succeed, so I ran 10.2.2, then the 10.2.6 combo, then the standalone 10.2.8 update), then there were still 10 more patches to run (mostly security updates and such).

And now it boots and runs fine, while being all up-to-date 🙂 But I still don’t have Quicktime 7 🙁 Ah well.

Mmmm waterskiing, last week I was making my 34mph pass almost consistantly, then this past Tuesday, I couldn’t do it again for some reason. I plan to attack the course again in the morning, goal still being 36mph and consistancy.

Link of the moment: Check out this short film shot with regular Canon EOS 20D SLR camera. It’s quite amazing in my opinion. Credit to Digg.com for enlightening me.

2 Responses to “I broke it.”

  1. Jared Says:

    Dude, if you actually got this to work, I’d throw you on Digg and you’d be famous.

  2. Louie Says:

    Yeah baby, throw me on digg and show me how it feels to be dugg.

    heh. gives me an idea for a t-shirt or web-button: “Digg this.” or “Digg me.” or something like that.