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Editorial

Journal: Why Creative Sucks

Journal by HunterZ

In reply to this post: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=165010&threshold=-1&commentsort=3&tid=186&mode=nested&cid=13772356
I ended up staying up late to write an essay-length response on why I boycott Creative products: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=165010&cid=13779654

Update (16-May-2006):
A thread on more evil business practices by Creative, in an article about even more evil practices by Creative: http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=185867&cid=15340484

Data Storage

Journal: Disk recovery tools 6

Journal by HunterZ

My roommate has a hard drive with that suddenly started reporting itself as empty. My guess is that the partition table got corrupted, so I've searched for some tools to try to fix the problem with:

http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/DiskPatch.htm
http://www.atl-datarecovery.com/software.htm
http://www.ptdd.com/download.htm

I also recently used a DOS-based utility that was like FDISK on crack, but I can't remember the name. It was text-based, and the text was in color. Oh well.

I should also mention that I already tried Partition Magic and Norton Ghost on it. Strangely, PM couldn't read the disk while Ghost could. We don't have 250GB of spare space on another hard drive to try copying the data to with Ghost, unfortunately, and Ghost doesn't seem able to do anything else for us (such as letting us view the files on the disk or edit the partition table).

Music

Journal: My new (re)mix

Journal by HunterZ

This is mostly a note to myself. I've sifted through the mass of ocremix tracks I've downloaded and have reduced them down to the following mix that should fit on a 80 minute CD (a very very tight fit if I decide to put the standard 2 second pauses between tracks). Here they are in the initial order I've decided on:

smproject\Relics Of The Chozo - 02 - Vigilante - So It Begins... (Intro Theme).ogg
Vigilante - So It Begins... (Intro Theme)

Secret_of_Monkey_Island_AmIEvil_OC_ReMix.mp3
AmIEviL - Monkey Island AmIEvil OC ReMix

Super_Metroid_FourLittleMetroids_OC_ReMix.mp3
AmIEviL - Super Metroid FourLittleMetroids OC ReMix

Ninja_Gaiden_Basilisk_Run_OC_Remix.mp3
Vurez - Ninja Gaiden Basilisk Run OC Remix

smproject\Relics Of The Chozo - 06 - Protricity - Full Of Life (Brinstar1).ogg
Protricity - Full Of Life (Brinstar1)

Metal_Gear_UOTBHSTM_OC_ReMix.mp3
Khalal, Nintendo Guru - Metal Gear Uh Oh! The Beat Have Started To Move! OC ReMix

Guardian_Legend_Hyperion_OC_ReMix.mp3
The Wingless - Guardian Legend Hyperion OC ReMix

Phantasy_Star_4_PhantasyIsAFourLetterWord_OC_ReMix.mp3
Rosencrantz & guildensterN - Phantasy Star 4 PhantasyIsAFourLetterWord OC ReMix

Crystalis_Calming_the_Angry_Sea_OC_ReMix.mp3
Ryan8bit - Crystalis Calming the Angry Sea OC ReMix

Wolfenstein_3D_Nazi_Requiem_OC_ReMix.mp3
Mazedude - Wolfenstein 3D Nazi Requiem OC ReMix

Bionic_Commando_Advance_with_Caution_OC_ReMix.mp3
Star Salzman - Bionic Commando Advance with Caution OC ReMix

Guardian_Legend_Naju_Overture_OC_ReMix.mp3
Russell Cox - Guardian Legend Naju Overture OC ReMix

Dragon_Warrior_Kingdom_Come_OC_ReMix.mp3
Unknown - Dragon Warrior Kingdom Come OC ReMix

Ninja_Gaiden_Death_of_a_Legend_OC_ReMix.mp3
Russell Cox - Ninja Gaiden Death of a Legend OC ReMix

Guardian_Legend_Rosenthorne_OC_ReMix.mp3
The Wingless - Guardian Legend Rosenthorne OC ReMix

Ninja_Gaiden_DevilsMask_OC_ReMix.mp3
SFLaValle - Ninja Gaiden Devils Mask OC ReMix

Mega_Man_4_LetThereBeLight_OC_ReMix.mp3
AmIEviL - Mega Man 4 LetThereBeLight OC ReMix

Secret_of_Monkey_Island_Metal_Monkey_OC_ReMix.mp3
Ryan8bit - Secret of Monkey Island Metal Monkey OC ReMix

smproject\Relics Of The Chozo - 16 - Adhesive Boy - Braving The Flames (Norfair2).ogg
Adhesive Boy - Braving The Flames (Norfair2)

FFL3_Talon_Injury_OC_ReMix.mp3
Injury - Final Fantasy Legend 3 Talon Injury OC ReMix

Metroid_2_Anthem_of_a_Metroid_Hunter_OC_ReMix.mp3
Big Giant Circles - Metroid 2 Anthem of a Metroid Hunter OC ReMix

- HZ

Music

Journal: Composing synthesized orchestral music

Journal by HunterZ

Checked out the links section on OverClocked Remix (http://www.ocremix.org/links/#cat_15) and found a couple of gems that I plan on spending some time studying in the near future:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/dec99/articles/orchestral.htm
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar99/articles/orchestra.htm

Links

Journal: Creative Computing magazine archive

Journal by HunterZ

Check out this slashdot article: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/11/11/2227249

They have a Creative Computing magazine section of their archive:
http://www.atarimagazines.com/creative/

I pretty much learned how to program by entering BASIC programs from Creative Computing magazines and books into my dad's Heathkit computer. I still have the second Best Of book as well (it's really beat-up though).

User Journal

Journal: Guestbook 1

Journal by HunterZ

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