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[Saturday 27th November 2004 at 4:25 pm]
Thomas

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I knew getting out of bed today was a mistake.

You know the power cut earlier? Apparently, it hit the whole campus, and there were two of 'em. So, the computer systems are up the creek without a paddle, or indeed any kind of movement device. The main systems appear to be behaving, except for the fact that all the kiosks and PABS (printer-credit machines) boxes are dead. The roaming/wireless is playing up. The informatics servers died and won't be doing anything until the informatics people get in (probably on monday). And that rather screwed up my plans for today, which involved heading down to the informatics lab and doing some programming while the laptop trundled through all the updates to Win98 since august.

In addition to that, further casulities include the fire alarm in Park Village 16, and apparently all the electricity meters in Lewes Court reset themselves, which'll be fun come bill-payment day.
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[User Picture]From: pleaseremove
Saturday 27th November 2004 at 6:26 pm (UTC)

When has technology ever done what its meant to?

I would have some sympathy for you, but I have exhausted all my energy today trying to get two computers to work, with one it was my fault it didn't work (which reminds me, they should mark which way up IDE cables should go. Manufactures seem to have forgotten that there are lugs on the connector! ) The other machine (if I can call it that) should be dismembered. It seems to have a list of different errors stored and just randomly picks one on boot. It crashed at different points during boot, it sometimes crashed during scandisk, sometimes not. Then there was the saga of the startup folders, sometimes there was crap in it and other times not. It used to like to turn the screen off….because it could? And yet this morning it worked fine and I was watching a DVD on it, anyway, it wont last long, if feel an fdisk moment coming on
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Saturday 27th November 2004 at 6:29 pm (UTC)

Re: When has technology ever done what its meant to?

I see you have learnt how to fix a disk.
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