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[Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 9:28 pm]
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Finally got the two to talk sensibly. What I want to know is why they were working with NetBIOS disabled on the laptop quite well until just now. Maybe it's because I've yet to make a blood sacrifice to the laptop. Then again, the desktop has claimed some blood from me (those metal punch-outs leave nice sharp edges behind just waiting to catch a hand stuck through the hole), and that doesn't seem to have improved its tempermanent.

Of course, now my laptop will be plotting revenge, and will probably end up doing it's usual stunt of completely failing to recognise a length of Cat5, or for that matter a 802.11b card, next time I get it to do anything vaguely network-related. Knowing past experience, I'll probably get fed up and go back to the stone age of NetBEUI and water-powered 386 computers. They were more reliable, too.
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[User Picture]From: sarah_on_bed
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 10:14 pm (UTC)
did you read the bit in the badger about lobbying the uni against keysurf? oh wow, somebody just thought that up... genius.
i think a friggin brick could connect to the internet better than the keysurf servers. i can't believe we all put up with it last year...
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Wednesday 2nd March 2005 at 10:18 pm (UTC)
I know... according to the ITS news page they broke their dns servers earlier today, which kinda screws any attempt to use the internet through them. Plus there's something up with the connection between them and the uni servers, so I can't get at my uni e-mail from here.

Anyway, wasn't ITS meant to have got all the campus halls on the uni network by now?
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[User Picture]From: sarah_on_bed
Thursday 3rd March 2005 at 11:48 am (UTC)
in fact they were meant to have done it by the start of this academic year...
yeh right
all a bit of a big bugger really, especially as keysurf is the biggest pile of excrement known to man.
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[User Picture]From: pleaseremove
Thursday 3rd March 2005 at 5:42 pm (UTC)
....i once found a very large pile of excrement when on a D of E walk......
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