So far I've only had the CS exam, and the rest are still to come. The CS went quite well, but I'm sure that's going to be offset by the AI on Saturday due to the laws of karma. Then again, I'm probably due some karma considering what this computer has been up to recently. If it carries on with its shenanigans much longer I might as well just regress back to the bronze age of 486SX boxen running WIndows 95, or maybe even 3.1. It's a shame pratically nothing runs with OS/2 nowadays, otherwise I'd be using that instead (now there's a rock-solid OS). But that's life and computering gods for you.
Speaking of computing gods, last night pewterfish suggested that instead of attempting to find a goat or chicken, I instead make do with 3cc of mouse blood and 4 small bits of wood. I think I'll put that idea on hold, as after monkeying with settings that have great big warning signs on them (along the lines of "we cannot be held responsible if changing this setting results in unexpected behaviour, including but not limited to random crashes, imploding components, exploding components, and the permanent tripping of the mangelfrezuer switch") I seem to have got things to settle down a bit. It still stutters, but I have to hammer the I/O a bit harder to make that happen.
Maybe I need a "magic / more magic" switch somewhere.