This is my thread. I do what I like in my thread. In this thread we will talk about random things that have happened in my life recently, or perhaps random bullshit that I pull out of my ass. To start with, I'd like to conclude that I successfully overcame my Linux and Windows dual boot issue. How did I do it? Well, you see I ditched my IDE drives. I wanted to use only my SATA drives. That means XP is gone, because XP is on an IDE drive, not a SATA drive and I have no disk for it. So I downloaded Windows 2000 Pro SP4 which requires no key and no activation. It's basically the basic OS and I installed it and ran with it. I set up a 30 gig partition which I'll throw a few games on there, and the rest (205 gig or so) is all for Linux. Rawr! Now I just gotta figure out how to get my scanner to work in Linux... but right now it's not that important to me, but it is the next thing to do on the list. I'd also like to express how insanely touchy my car's clutch is. It seems when making the transition from 1st to 2nd gear it's hard to make the car not buck at all. Everything else, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 and downshifting is fine. But when I make that first transition from 1st to 2nd gear, the car likes to buck a lot. Though, earlier I started thinking... you know Jason? Maybe if you didn't shove the clutch to the floor the entire way, maybe it'd work out better? So I decided to just shift using the clutch in 3/4 of the way, and it seemed a lot better. To be honest, I think my "catch" point of the clutch is about 1/4 of the way out (same thing as 3/4 of the way down), so when I shift using the clutch at 3/4 of the way in, the clutch is actually completely disengaging the gear. I think the reason it was bucking is because, when I floor the clutch, by the time the clutch hits the grab point, it would kick because I'm not on the gas pedal yet. So, I think that was my problem. The clutch would kind of "dump" the current RPM load on the gear before my foot was on the gas. And when shifting, it seems to go 100% smoother if you transition gas and clutch at same time, as opposed to 1, then the other. That's why I think it would buckle... because like I said, until the clutch starts to grab, I'm not on the gas... no transition there... just clutch out, then gas. Buck. Blah. Anyway, I think that problem is done with due to the fact I began to realize that using 3/4 of the clutch works better. I was wondering, if you DON'T floor the clutch when you shift, would it cause the clutch to wear out at a faster pace as opposed to flooring it? I began to think about the physics behind manual transmissions and to be honest I can't think of how it would wear it out any faster AT ALL. But I figured I'd ask while I'm talking about myself in this thread I dedicated to myself. My girlfriend! My girlfriend is an awesome person. We got into a little argument over the weekend which escalated into something really fucking stupid. So I bit the bullet and found her car in the employee parking where she works and left her 3 perfect red roses (straight from wal mart - damn right boyeee!) along with a card. The card was too perfect. It was the very first card I set my eyes on when I went to look for one. It said something along the lines of, times may get hard and we may have trouble communicating and making things go smoothly between us, but I just want you to know I care about you and I care about us very much. Then I wrote her a little note inside further explaining my thoughts. She liked it very much, it made her night. I also feel very very bad for my girlfriend at this time. She called me today very upset because she's struggling in her major. It's draining her. I've noticed a change in her because she's getting so stressed out. I feel bad... I mean, I'm in that position where I should do something to make everything okay, but I can't. I have NO idea how to do anything involving her major (music). Granted, I love music, but I can't write it, and I don't know anything about the history of music. I mean I can sit here and talk about Pearl Jam or Alice in Chains all day, but the day I understand Beethoven and all of those hippies is the day a snow flake falls to hell's floor. Not that I don't think I could learn it, but I just have no interest. And since I currently know nothing in that area of music, I can't help her. I'm a computer guy. I can sit here and tell her why she's getting 4 system beeps out of her computer when she boots up and explain what they mean to her, yet I can't tell her what year Beethoven was born. But anyway, in a nutshell I feel bad for her. She's got the strength and the drive, though. I have faith that she can do it. But that's another thing... she hates it when I tell her "you can do it" and shit like that, she says it sounds like I'm treating her like my daughter. Which, I put myself in her position and was like holy shit she's right. So it's hard to find mature boyfriend-nurturing words to help her through this time. But like I said, she can do it. I know she can. I'm currently listening to a song known as Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I've listened to it about 8 times because I'm too lazy to pick a new song, and my mp3 player is on repeat. The song is like 10 minutes long too... crazy shit! Lately I've been downloading lots of albums of artists I like. Currently I think I have about 6,700 song files. It's crazy, and they keep piling up. Good thing I invested in some 250 gig SATA drives. Works like a charm! I'd write more in my SF public thread post blog thing but I decided I am going to bed. Tune in next time for the exciting life of... DA DA DAAAAAA... JAYCE! YEAH MUDDAFUKKAH! I approach my bed in a sexy manner and begin to vigorously fuck my pillow.