November 27th, 2002


Not much going on

Am posting from the cybercafé in town. This little PC has Windows XP installed on it, which is the first time I've ever used it. Nice-looking, at least.

PC has gone to repair shop now. No idea if the repair shop is any good or not, but at least it's local and it claims to be very cheap. I managed to get the last bit of probably-important information off it before I went. Strangely, it seemed to be the case that the harder you push the power button or the reset button the more likely the PC was to boot, so I ended up jabbing the reset button with a pen and pushing it right inside the case. Whoops.

My home ISP, Demon Internet, are being very flaky indeed at the moment - even their webmail service is unreliable from here. The modem on the backup computer claims to be a 56k but in practice things are between one eighth and one quarter as quick as they were with my 64k ISDN connection. Hey ho. Will catch up on some tidying-up if I find the motivation and do some (offline) reading in the interim. Most of the useful things I could do are firmly on my PC, though; while I have backups, I don't fancy my chances of reinstalling them on the slow backup PC...

Thinking of you all! :-)