When you see this on your flist, quote Firefly.
River: The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems.
Mal: See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem with, long as she does it quiet-like.
I got myself a four day weekend. I went to check my PTO balance, and realized I have 83 hours accrued. I never get sick *knocks on wood*. So yay, long weekend to look forward to!
I also got a raise effective 10/1, an adjustment based on current market standards. I'm getting $1.05 more an hour. And after my one-year anniversary, I should be eligible for a merit raise. I know they're doing this to keep a mass migration from happening (to A Major Cruise Line that's opening a call center very soon here in town), but I'll take it nonetheless.
After running Disk Warrior for over 24 hours on ye old iBook -- yes, it's normal for this program, apparently, to take this long or longer to analyze the drive -- it looked more and more like there were some actual bad blocks. (The disk was recognizable as a disk again, but it never got past the initial "grey apple, spinning circle" thing that normally is only seen for a few minutes at the beginning of startup.)
So I reformatted and wrote zeroes to the drive, ran Disk Utility... and the error message about invalid node size on the B-tree did not go away, which I found odd. So I erased the partition, which gave me an error message (which, ok, bizarre!) and then the partition disappeared. I zeroed out the drive again, ran Disk Utility, and ta-da, no more error message. Something, I think, about the disk partition was corrupted. Wish I knew what caused it. (BTW, I would really love to do this sort of thing for a living. Must do research.)