Monthly Archives: August 2011

Supermunk Update; Aug.3, 2001 (with pics)

beer good

beer good!

I spent 4th of July weekend in NYC. My best bud paid for my trip (thanx sugar!), got me drunk like any good friend would, and i managed to take a detour into Brooklyn to pick up a laptop a good friend had outgrown and was compassionate enough to help me in my plight. (thanx papi chulo!)

That’s me up there drinking some summer ale at the Brooklyn Brewery. Nothing says breakfast like summer ales! The best one is the Brooklyn Brown Ale. I need to have it fed intravenously- it’s THAT good! And that there is the first drinking I’ve done since New Year’s Eve. No I’m not kidding.

Other things me and friends did…

Went to the Friends With You interactive exhibit; NYC 2011

Dreams do come true.

friends with you inflatable sculpture

Kissing giant inflatable sculpture...he had a sweet face, lol!

Floor was made of recycled tires...it was rubbery and bouncy for added fun!

We just smacked each other with the inflatable balloons. Kinda hurt...violence is fun and colorful!

More inflatable smack-downs!

Smacking bitches up is exhausting. Time for a sexy pose!

Beer tent. Because it was right next door.

This was from the European beer hut; full-bodied and rich in flavor. Essence of peach. Who cares; Getting my drinkety drink on!

Above the beer tent and exhibit was a walkway called The Highline, built atop an abandoned elevated subway railtrack. Stretches for 30+ blocks.

Passed by the world's oldest beamer. In bad condition. Looked like a cat lady lived inside it with all 40 cats. Parked right out front a local NYC hotspot, lolz!

Passed by the Andy monument. ˚˚˚˚˚˚˚ Yeah, me neither.

Woke up in the hotel room mildly buzzed and the only cure was another beer waiting for me in Brooklyn.

Got to the brewery at opening on a Sunday noon.

There's the taps where I got my drink from

Aaand the wall I sat next to waiting for friend. Brooklyn Brewery, you're like coming home to an old friend.-♥

beer good
Aaand back again.  Sabbath beer very good!

I also took free tour they give; show you the pix next time.

It should’ve been said neither myself or my friend had breakfast so those beers sat in quiiite nicely. I’m afraid I took embarrassing footage of us, which will never see the light of day. Man, folks sure do silly things drunk!

This concludes our embarassing picture story of Supermunk. Visit our non-existent gift shop.

And now, back to the present

Anyhoo, I have wasted no time since then. This laptop runs pretty fast for it’s age, has all the software and apps I need, but the DVD drive is screwed up. Like it won’t read data discs or burn them.  Wasted a week trying to read error messages on the hardware, testing existing drivers, upgrading to newer ones, and  ultimately rolling them back, which didn’t work either. Oh well, can’t win ’em all.

Then I tried to do a data migration thru an ad hoc network but that didn’t work either; ended up dismantling and resetting all the defaults. Wasted nearly 4 days on that one. Eh.

So I’m using the old desktop computer as data storage, and the new one to get shit done.

I am also melting…got the laptop on top of a cooling pad set to high, and 2 fans going on me. It was 90 degrees (F) yesterday (32 C) and slightly cooler in my bedroom. I’m glad I don’t have things like swampass to worry about.  (^_^)

Here—-> Find out your weather in Star Wars terms: http://www.tomscott.com/weather/starwars/

Other Ways SuperMunk Handles Her Business Dealings:

  • At the same time, I’m adding more shirt designs to my store
  • Re-surfaced the store’s web design (link if you scroll down on right side)
  •  I finally found a technical co-founder to work on my web platform project and it only took 2.5 years!  (yes we will be looking for investors after we get the full demo up) and who knows. Maybe we will become the next internet millionaires. Better make friends with me while I’m still unpopular! Sky’s the limit!

But now with all this new stress on my table, it’s gonna be challenging to get shit going. I’ll keep you all updated as long as WordPress quits wonking out on me. It’s been making my buttons and posts disappear lately and I don’t know why.

If anyone needs wordpress.com tech support I found an email address in the forums, so hopefully it works. If you have any questions for me, email me or hit me up on Twitter or Facebook. Later kiddies!

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Doing Test Run, Pay No Attention

I posted this as a test…half music half silent film,  feel free to watch the whole weird artsy-fartsy Dutch music video.

Got My Work Cut Out For Me

So in the last 17yrs, I’ve owned 5 computers and only paid for 2. The rest were hand-me-downs.

And in this time I have learned to do my own tech repair, migrations, backups, maintenance and all other shit you pay other people to do to fix your machine.  The process of transferring a massive amt. of data is never an easy one, though it should be. But I generally operate on the premise that shit will go wrong for any reason, at anytime  so prepare for it.

And yet, when the moment comes there’s always at least one thing that seems to surprise me. You’d think, nah, I’ve been thru this song & dance many times; I’m used to it.

But in reality, you get astonished.

Like I can’t for my life figure out why simple backed up mp3 files now aren’t being read by the new laptop computer. It’s a simple disc with a basic trasnferrable format that  I made to be read on any computer. Same OS even.

I can play movie DVD’s, but the drive cannot read blank DVD’s or burn them.

It won’t read data on CD’s either. ?!

On top of that I now i have to establish a network connection between both computers to transfer the data. Man, it’s always something! Everything I have ever saved onto the last computer won’t open in this one. It’s just horse-feathers, that’s what! What a gigantic waste of time this is gonna be, picking & choosing & sifting  through 164 GB of data. *sigh*

And then I have to cleanse & streamline the computer to give to my elderly parents. Gotta make it very easy to navigate thru and make those icons really big! Ohboy.

All in all, I’d say I’m looking at mid September after all is said & done. Sheesh. Now would be a good time to become Harry Potter. Infinatum Computergeekius! *poof