September 23rd, 2004

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LiveJournal Prison

Courtesy of shaunkun
Your LJ Prison by redfrog021
Favorite Deadly Sin
You are convicted ofStalking the Hobbitses
And sentenced to10 years
Abusive redneck guardchuck_lw
Easy to bribe guarddannyman
Wants to make you their bitchkim_jong_il__
Drops soap in the shower on purposejacen
Works in the laundry and smells people's undiestskirvin
Comes to see you for 'conjugal visits'dbt
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Usually I avoid these things, but I buy dannyman as easily-bribable, and having Warren Ellis as a cellmate would be scary in an interesting way.
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Today on "How Dumb Am I?"

I borrow a CD-R from one of the football parents that has the whole program book on it. I needed some photos to make tonight's starting lineup PowerPoint slideshow with. (Yeah, we're doing spotlit intros now, with a projector throwing up slides on a big screen.)

I created an ISO image file with the new slides (and as a backup, the edited photos I used in it) to burn to a fresh CD. I handed the .iso off to 'hdiutil burn', expecting it to eject the drive and prompt me for a blank CD.


The CD-R I'd borrowed had not been closed, so hdiutil happily interpreted my command as a request to burn this new .iso as another session on the disc it already had, and not in append mode. Dropping the CD into the Mac or the Windows box now only revealed my new volume. The program book data was now inaccessible. Apple's Disk Utility wouldn't show the old session, either. I think I recall an INIT for OS 9 that would mount all sessions of a CD, but I don't have time to track one down (if it exists) for OS X or Win2000.

Fortunately, I'm not Completely Fucking Stupid. mount -t iso9660 -o ro,session=0 /dev/scd0 /cdrom1 on the Linux box mounted the original session, allowing me to pull the data off and to burn fresh copies of it.