9.10.15

rebooting

it begins! (again.) i think living independently is good for me. i feel like a burden when living off other people, and having my own place is always nice. more or less settled in now, all the account information has been updated, bills set up etc. had a slight hitch on Thursday (08.10.15) when my old Fedora laptop finally gave up the ghost. the HDD made an ominous, bomb-like ticking noise for a few minutes, the system abruptly stopped responding, then the power died and refused to power back on. no luck with diagnostics/repairs that night or the morning after, until one last Chinese reboot convinced the machine to power on and load GRUB. from here i was able to get into Fedora, but only after about seven or eight minutes of loading and fan noise... when i actually got the window manager up, i found it responding slower than if i were sending commands via satellite from the fucking Moon. the terminal was no exception. i'd click or press a key, and literally several entire minutes would go by before the machine reflected what i'd pressed by opening a menu, showing the typed character onscreen, switching windows or whatever. with this excruciatingly slow method, i transferred my WIP novel to an SD card (it was the only irreplaceable file, i'd lost its backup on USB in the moving chaos). the machine itself is unusable and not worth buying a replacement hard drive for, so i haven't lost any data this time, but i have lost that. a new one's coming in a few weeks. it's one of these nice cheap preloaded Ubuntu ones for poor people so it should suit me fine. i don't need an SSD or fifty terabytes of disk space or 16G RAM, i just need some form of Linux laptop so i can function.

and meds. i also need lots of pain meds so i can function.

this Hallowe'en i will be speaking about transhumanism and biohacking in Nottingham, not sure of the exact place and time yet. i'll put up a post and a twatter update when i do, it shouldn't be very expensive if anyone wants to show up.

other news: next planned work is to upgrade my first ever implant, the little RFID ampoule tag i used for the various access hacks i took out of RFID Toys. it's very old and not writable or secured, so i've been wanting a replacement chip for a long time & am now in a position to replace it. (i say "replace", i really mean "install a new one and just stop using the old one because it's a pain in the arse to get things back out from under the skin of the hands and i can't be bothered".) i have a few ideas re where to source a suitable tag. will update you all as i get there.

cc

L

4 comments:

IdolRevolver said...

Hey lepht: this video http://sapiensanonym.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/things-i-do-for-biohacking-part-2.html got taken down by youtube and the backup disappeared when megavideo did, do you still have a copy? Liveleak doesn't mind hosting stuff like this, so if you could throw it up on there that'd be schway.

L.U. said...

Wonderful to see you posting again lepht, yours is by far the coolest blog on the net

Dan Campbell said...


Ok, thanks for the updates, Lepht. Worrying about people I don't know personally, and not getting any information, is exhausting.

It's fcking great to hear, that you're still with Paul. Since you haven't mentioned him in a while, I thought maybe you broke up, and were in a depressive state again.

Take your time with everything, Lepht.

Anonymous said...

It's great to hear that you're all set up again and that you're in a good enough place both mentally and physically to keep working on what you love (and what we love to read about). Keep kicking ass and taking names