just do what sounds good to you. depending on what kind of music you're making, you might use a different set of instruments than another form of music, but it's all the same. in a lot of videos i've seen for beat making, people tend to lay down the bass and drums before cymbals/hihats. that way you don't have to think about it like you were sitting in front of a drum kit, and you don't have to play it all at once. loop the beat and fiddle with it, and enjoy.
do you have any input devices? (keyboards, samplers, etc)
Does anyone find it funny that Hamilton said to Massa "don't touch me", and everyone is eating it up, but if a fan grabbed him and he said that, the media would turn and make him look like some devil worshipper...
from what I read a few months back, SID's don't mean anything anymore. in the past, if two computers had the same SID, it would cause problems with AD and programs that use AD.
i think the reason they recommend you use sysprep is so you get the setup stuff on first boot, so you can set the host name and whatnot. if you use a ghost image, you could run into problems like static ip and host name conflicts.
scratched or lost disks is at the top of my reason list... i've done it before too. and it doesn't help when manufacturers only give you a restore cd (or give you a blank disc and the software to make the restore cd, talk about laziness), instead of a windows cd like they used to.
yes, those map changes screw things up a bit, imo.
is it just me, or has not much changed in terms of gameplay? so what if they change up textures or guns, it's still the same game... i'd rather still be playing 1.6, if it weren't for the fact that the netcode went to shit after they ditched WON, and if people still played 1.6...
my couch must also be earthquake proof, because i didn't feel it either. people in toronto said they felt it though. i've talked to a few people in my city and they said they didn't notice it either...
some people were saying they were told to evacuate their buildings, but here's the funny thing about that... if the building falls on you, you're just as boned, if not worse off, than staying inside.
when you say power socket, are you referring to the power input port on the laptop itself? or are you referring to the power pack itself? sometimes changing that port can be a hassle which requires the tech to strip the laptop down to basically nothing.
i'd take it back to him and make him fix it. either the drive isn't plugged in properly, it's dying, or someone/thing changed the boot order or the boot sector.