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One down, six to go [Thursday 9th June 2005 at 9:37 pm]

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Right, well I've finally put my exam timetable up - it's over here if any of you are interested.

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.
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From: pewterfish
Thursday 9th June 2005 at 9:52 pm (UTC)
Magic / more magic switch is open to debate. Either you don't need one, or you need one set to 'more magic'. Just don't frob the darned thing by accident :)
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Thursday 9th June 2005 at 9:56 pm (UTC)
Ah yesss... the art of frobbing things...

One of my other plans is to wire up some sort of computer control box, complete with molly-guards, keyswitches, neons, and, of course, the Big Red Switch.
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From: pewterfish
Friday 10th June 2005 at 12:00 am (UTC)
Ah, but what does it do? (As if it matters :))
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Friday 10th June 2005 at 12:04 am (UTC)
Undecided about that. It needs to be something suitably impressive, and suitably obscure.

I intend to make it one of those which you need a key to reset, just to highten the mystery.
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