Guess who’s back, back again, Jaypee’s back, Tell a friend, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back…hehe I know it’s cheesy but anyways, I just wanted you guys to know that I’m back.
Yes folks, I’m back! Being away from blogging and the blogosphere for almost 3 months seemed like an eternity. I’m sure most of you are wondering what happened to me or where I’ve been. Well its been really hectic these past couple of months for me. First, my parents came from the Philippines, then my in-laws from Maryland, then my sister-in-law and her family from Indonesia came too. It was a family reunion of sorts. Having guests, especially family means having to go out a lot like visit relatives and friends, eating out, seeing places and stuff. So the months of June and July was basically spent on those activities.
Just when I was really looking forward to get back to blogging I had another setback. Actually, I’ve been having minor problems or issues with it after I updated it to Windows Vista Service Pack 1. I started getting the dreaded BSOD (blue screen of death) everytime I restarted my computer or after it booted up from hibernate mode. At first, I was able to fix it by doing a System Restore but this time, even that failed. Even though I knew that the problem was caused by a conflict with one of the device drivers I couldn’t do anything because I couldn’t even boot in Safe Mode and try to update the device drivers.
I could’ve reformatted it and reinstalled Vista easily but the problem was I didn’t have any backups for some of the files that I had in my laptop. I know I always talk about the importance of backups and for this instance, I didn’t practice what I preached. It’s quite a long and complicated story but to make it short, I bought an external hard drive and a hd enclosure, backed up my files, reformatted my hard drive, reinstalled all the programs and configurations and got my computer back working.
Even though it was quite an ordeal, for me it was a blessing in disguise because I learned some new things during this experience and I was also able to do something that I’ve always wanted to do when I first got this laptop. I was able to make my laptop do a dual boot of Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition without having to create a partition. How did I do that? I’ll talk about that and other things like customizing my desktop to look like a Mac on future posts so watch out for it.
Anyways, in the next few days I’ll be busy replying to your emails and comments, blog hopping and of course coming up with new posts. I’m also thinking of a site redesign or new blog theme but I guess that could wait. Lastly, I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to you my regular readers and blogging friends for your continued support, patience and understanding. Have a nice day everyone and thank you for your time!