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I have never met a programmer that prefers to implement complex crap when there is a simpler alternative. [...] Many, if not most, programmers like retaining some level of control over their work.Not to point fingers at anyone in particular, but a lot of people do the former because of the latter....
So I've been looking into alternative solutions. Does anyone have any suggestions?Catalog, rather than alphabetize.
Well, the laptop was off when it happened. She was walking from one room to another to go back to sleep, and hadn't turned it on for the day yet. And like I said, no coffee got anywhere near it, or I would've noticed. My girlfriend noticed that there were a few drops of coffee under the thing when she went to turn it on, but we didn't see any in or anywhere on the laptop itself when she opened it.As long as it might still be there, it might still be doing damage. Shorting doesn’t mean anything’s getting fried, necessarily. But trapped liquids don’t dry out as fast as you might expect. Make sure.
And if there were liquid inside, like you said, I'm pretty sure it would've shorted by now from all of the times we've had it on doing things.
I don't really know what to test. The only parts that I can think of that I can readily get out are RAM and HDD. And both of those seem to be working at least well enough to get Windows started.That doesn’t mean anything. Test the RAM by running memtest86+. Test the hard drive by booting off something that isn’t the hard drive and using the machine for a while. Maybe make a disk image if it’s been running stably, see if accessing certain parts of the hard drive is causing this behavior.
Any other thoughts? Currently, I've told her to hook up an external HDD and copy what she wants to keep. Then I'm going to restore a backup that we've got.Only restore a backup after the above issues are addressed. Backups only solve software problems.
Though Disch did some work on Final Fantasy, he was still only able to decompile a few of the banks as I recall and not quite the entire game.)Yeah, there are a preposterous number of raw, unremarked bytes still floating around (you can tell from the lack of comments and there being a line for each byte D: ), and most of the assembly is still organized by bank. Still, it’s a start and he went to the trouble of making the thing assemblable. A competent assembly hacker shouldn’t have too much trouble picking up where he left off, should one wish to do so.