Metal Sphere from Orbit Hits Brazilian Town


A small town in northeastern Brazil, in the state of Maranhão, was greeted by a 110-pound metal sphere that came crashing down. Locals from Riacho dos Poços reported that the crash sounded like a plane had fallen or an earthquake.

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Russian Mars Moon Probe Phobos-Grunt Crashed In Pacific Ocean


The Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, which was supposed to have traveled to Phobos, a moon of Mars, and back, crashed on Earth. The ambitious project crashed into the Pacific Ocean, on January 15th, between 4:59PM and 5:47PM. The exact time is still unclear, as the most advanced tracking equipment belongs to the US military, and is not available to astronomers.

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Another Crash

I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been kind of accident prone since the beginning of the month of July. I’ve had two bike accidents and one scooter accident. I haven’t had any accidents since 2006. Then again, I wasn’t riding 240 km on my bike every week either.

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MacBook Air Survives Airplane Crash!

041709_rg_macbook_air_crash_01.jpgIt seems pretty obvious that if you are involved in any kind of crash, things will go bad for your gadgets. Things will go really bad for your laptop, since naturally, it’s not wearing a seatbelt. Yesterday, it was reported that an unsecured laptop actually killed someone in a car crash. This makes the following story even more amazing. A man was in a plane crash. It wasn’t a slight crash, people died. However, this man survived and his MacBook Air survived the crash as well.

OS Crash Repaired

I’ve repaired my crashed computer. I’m running anti-virus software and anti-spyware software to eradicate the infection. I’m thinking about upgrading to Vista Ultimate this week. I will see how it goes.

It’s almost 4AM and it has been running fine since 2AM. I’ve written about 1000 words on Symria, so I’m at about 34000 words.

I’ve updated my blog. That’s pretty much it. Someone asked me how I manage to write so much. I do work from 9AM to 7:30PM five days a week.

I just sit down and type really fast. It kind of flows out of me. I’m inspired by the strangest things. I usually have at least 6 or 8 posts ready to go at any time, just to be sure. The posts are written and only need to be edited. At the same time, I’ve got new photos, new art and other things ready to be posted. It’s just a question of being disciplined and organized.

OS Crash

I experienced some problems with our main computer today. Nothing big, but I had to reinstall windows, which sucks.

I’m hoping that I haven’t lost any data. Should be alright, most of my data is on separate drives. I’m pretty sure a virus is responsible. I didn’t get much done today. We went grocery shopping and I cooked some salmon.

I always hate when this happens. It happens on a regular basis with most PCs. This time, I couldn’t load the desktop, no matter how hard I tried, in every mode that I could think off. I was left with trying to repair windows with an old CD. Naturally I didn’t have a recent one since they didn’t give me one when I purchased my computer last year. It’s really annoying to do this.

I’m hoping that I will be able to recover some data in the \My Documents folder. I made the mistake of keeping some stuff there and not backing it up. It’s mostly little stuff, nothing too crazy like my stories.