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The day of Accomplishing Things! [Thursday 6th March 2014 at 7:27 pm]
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Today has been a day of Accomplishing Things!

Let's see...

  • Had a successful meeting relating to Plan boggyb-has-no-idea-what-his-plans-are (I still have no idea what my plans are).
  • Deposited a surprise cheque from Inland Revenue (for all of £14 or so - meh, I'll spend it on shiny stuff).
  • Arranged a meeting to migrate bank account "Rainy day" into something that pays more than 0.1% interest.
  • Actually migrated bank account "Seriously, this one still exists?" into a more useful form which I shall now call "In case of fail".
  • Finally fixed my online banking (protip: don't register with an email address that then stops working).
  • Picked up Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance which actually arrived in the store a week ago, but I wasn't allowed to collect until today.
  • Booked my first driving lesson!
  • Went "Um, um, um, that one!" and spent money on finally upgrading Khaos to something vaguely recent (this is the first real upgrade since I built it way back in 2007).
  • And did a bit of shopping.

For the computer upgrade, I'm getting Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, a 256GB Plextor M5S SSD, and a TP-Link dual-band 300Mbps wi-fi card (using wired networking just isn't practical in my flat, and since I've got a shiny new wi-fi router I may as well make use of it). I think there's just enough space inside Khaos to squeeze everything in - it's a well-stocked system and tightly packed despite the large case. Since this is a new OS install it'll be getting a new name as well - suggestions on the back of a postcard in a LJ comment!

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[User Picture]From: pleaseremove
Friday 7th March 2014 at 11:55 am (UTC)

Hell frozen over

A driving lesson and computer upgrades... somebody pinch me!

Vote for "Heremod" - Old English God meaning War-spirit
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Friday 7th March 2014 at 6:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Hell frozen over

They've both been in the works for a while, I just sat down and actually sorted it out.

I've tended towards Greek mythology for my systems, and usually picked names that had some relation to the actual system. The previous desktop (with the notorious Via 686B chipset) was first Achilles before becoming Hector, while an old system and troublesome I experimented with at university was known as Odysseus and the laptop was eventually named Aether. Other systems over the years include Metis (former server used mainly as a NAS), Athena (current NAS), and Hyperion (current router), while the mobiles have been named Hermes, Iris, and Mercury.
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[User Picture]From: talismancer
Friday 7th March 2014 at 9:07 pm (UTC)
Assuming you're upgrading the memory, then I vote for Mnemosyne
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