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Archive for October, 2007

Getting the Vista Server Failed Error?

So I installed the new version of AIM…. and at some point later, whoa I can’t get on my wireless connection.  My Vista machine was taking forever to open the networking utility and when i moused over the little icon it said “Connection Status Unknown” and on the next line “server failed”. 

After some messing around online I think I found a fix.

Right click “Computer”
Click “Manage”
Under the “System Tools” section, Double click “Local Users and Groups”
Click “Groups”
Right click “Administrators”
Click “Add to group…”
Click “Add”
Click “Advanced”
Click “Find Now”
Double click “Local Service”
Click “Ok”
“NT Authority\Local Service” should show up in the list now
Click “Ok”
Close Computer Management and reboot.

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WOOT OFF today

For those of you looking for good electronics deals, just wanted to give you a heads up that there is a Woot Off today on Woot.com

Enjoy!

(Here is a link to What is Woot if you’re unfamiliar)

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Malibu On Fire… AGAIN

Earlier this year I posted about Malibu catching fire (in January, with pictures). Today Malibu caught fire again and it was a lot more hectic and scary than last time. Didn’t even have time to snap pictures before escaping. As of tonight 2,200 acres have burned including several structures (and the facades of my market and pharamcey, Ralphs and CVS).

Like I said, no pictures this time, but a much more exciting story. Sometime between 6 and 6:30 am this morning I woke up because I heard a loud knock on my bedroom door. I asked whoever it was to come in, heard no response, asked them who it was, heard no response, so I called one of my roommates (we’ll call this Roommie1). I asked Roommie 1 if she knocked on my door and when she said no, we started thinking intruder! We heard another bedroom door open and decided we needed to get out of our bedrooms and see what was going on. We walk out, still sort of asleep, to see Roommie2 slightly panicked saying something about how her parents called from florida reporting a fire in Malibu next to Pepperdine. We had NO power and cell phone reception was shoddy. Roommie1 and I started calling family to figure out whats going on. Local news is not reporting a fire.  I decided to run outside (barefoot) to see what was going on and saw smoke East of us. We start packing up our important items (medication, laptops, thats all) in the dark. While packing we hear from family that Malibu canyon is on fire and that news agencies are reporting that Pepperdine has been evacuated, though it hasn’t. We decide that we need to get rolling and get away from the fire. As we start leaving campus we notice the evacuation crews setting up, fire trucks everywhere, and smoke billowing east of campus. Unfortunately for us, the quickest route away from the fire is East/Southeast on PCH, the same direction as the fire. The 3 of us had thrown our stuff into our cars and were caravaning out towards the smoke. At one point just past the Cross Creek area, the smoke on PCH was so dense that we had 0 visibility from our cars, and even though it was still before sunrise, this cloud of smoke was illuminated bright orange. Yeah, we drove through the bright orange cloud of fire while fleeing. We were later informed that literally minutes after we left the roads were closed and residents were not allowed to drive away, just evacuated to the designated evacuation areas. We were lucky to leave when we did.
After that stretch of road the smoke cleared up and we just had to live with burning eyes until we hit PCH and Sunset Blvd and made our ways to friends’ places (where we watched nearby hills and buildings burn).

Sorry that I couldn’t snap some awesome pictures, I was too busy fleeing while I was still allowed to. I hope everyone else made it through this ok.

Here are a few shots I found online of things I recognize on fire:

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Law school is miserable. No Really.

Like I said a few days ago, I have not actually abandoned the blog, just been really busy.  Law school has not only taken the front burner in my life right now, it has taken all my burners.  A few of you might rememeber a post I wrote last year, about 2 weeks into my first year of law school, explaining how law school just wasn’t all that great or fun.  Now, a year later, I have even more to say about it.  I had explained that first year of law school was just a survival test.  Who could make it all year and actually function well enough to take an exam.

Second year is a balancing game.  Not only do you have the old stresses from last year (your droning classmates, the hide-the-ball professors, reading, briefing [if you still do that], outlining, and finding supplements to fill in everything you didn’t hear or understand because you were too busy on jigzone.com), but you also have all these new things to deal with.  You’re probably doing OCI and your own private search for a 2L summer job.  You have interviews and callbacks.  You have midterms that count.  You may be on a journal and subchecking.  You need a topic for your journal article.  You need to actually research and write your journal article.   You need to sleep, eat, shower, and clean your room.  You might be taking the MPRE.  You might be doing a externship and working part time.  The list goes on and on.  So in addition to your classes you’re trying to balance all these new things in without killing yourself and getting burned out before finals.

Honestly, I’m not miserable, exhausted and poor, but not miserable.  Law school sucks but you make the best of it and try to get it done so you can graduate, pass the bar, and if you’re lucky get a job.

For those of you who are THINKING OF GOING TO LAW SCHOOL, and I know that some of you are since its October (the month people panic about applying to law school and their pending LSAT results), please rethink it.  Do you really want to be exhausted for 3 years?  Do you really want to not have time to see movies, go on dates, or do laundry?  Read some of the following links before you decide.

Now, do you really want to go?  Check out these posts about applying or getting in.

Part IV should be posted within the next few days.  Enjoy!

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Not Abandoned

I really have not abandoned blogging, I promise.  I’ve just been very busy as a 2L in Law School.  Awesome posts to come when my schedule frees up a bit.

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