February 3rd, 2003

Porcupine

When weird things happen to good computers ...

I was happily downloading Hikaru no Go episode 14 while reading an anime forum, having just completed the evening's DAoC session. Suddenly the computer turned itself off, instantly, as if someone had pulled the power. I tried to turn it back on, and nothing happened. I pulled out the plug, put it back in, tried again. Nothing happened. But when I did it again a few minutes later, it started quite fine.

The most obvious explanation would be overheating ... but in Norway in the middle of winter? True, I'm sitting in my shirt here, but just barely. In the summer, even boxers is hot. If I can't use my computer then, I'm not going to be quite a happy as I usually am.
  • Current Mood
    confused confused
Porcupine

What's with the Hikarus anyway?

The last couple days I've been downloading two fansubbed series, Hikaru no Go and Figure 17 (Tsubasa & Hikaru). Then I started to wonder why they both have main characters named Hikaru (one a boy, the other a girl). Is it an incredibly common Japanese name, or does it mean anything, kinda like Cinderella or Chicken Little or something?
  • Current Music
    Figure 17 theme song