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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hard Drive Performs Surgery On Itself

EMERAC begins to smoke and spew
Ordinarily on boot up my Dell hard disk sounds the first two notes of the Dennis the Menace theme. 

Yesterday it was groaning and heaving loudly,

but still working long enough so I could find this solution.  Diagnosis: bad clusters.  And then I watched as my computer performed surgery on itself.  Now it is eerily silent, but cured.  This diagnosis and repair took a coupla hours.

How to run Chkdsk from Windows Explorer

  1. Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
  2. Click Properties, and then click Tools.
  3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed,
    • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
    The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?
    Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.
I'm sure there is some sci fi story about this...??
Sunday, November 6, 2011

Crap vs Screw at the Guggenheim

The curator Francesco Bonami, who has written a partly fictional, and biting, unauthorized account of Cattelan’s career, was more circumspect. “At the Guggenheim, the art always has to compete with the building,” he said. “Does the museum win or does the art? We’ll see.”  nytblog nov 4 2011
(you'll notice in this installation all the art-defying walls are empty)

A show whose principle emotion is spite also has the the gee-wiz fun of a giant Calder mobile. Cattelan manages the brilliant, paradoxical trick of making “institutional critique,” as such museum-prodding work is known, into a blockbusting crowd pleaser.  the daily beast nov 4 2011

"I think in the Guggenheim Frank Lloyd Wright was saying 'Screw you, New York.'" Crap Mariner

The 123 works on view at the Guggenheim, dangled from the top of the rotunda, suggest nothing if not a mass suicide by hanging, and for that reason the spectacle is as sad and sobering as it is remarkable.

oh frabjous joy!!
artist commits suicide in the guggenheim
nice day for a hanging
crap vs screw at the guggenheim
must go out in the clear autumn air
to compose more possible headlines