November 26th, 2001

Indiana Turner and the Carpark of Doom

I had a fun day - a nice pub lunch with the gang, followed by mucking about with the new server.

Eventually I got hungry and decided to get some chinese. Since the chinese is a short skip and a jump from my new place, it made sense to have my first meal there too. On the way I got some paper plates and plastic cups as I'll need them for the party and some washing up liquid for when I get some real cutlery. Forgot the scrubbing pads though.

The new place was fine. I'd left the hall light on which was probably a good thing as I could then see the lock. I pottered about the place sorting out a few things I should have done when I was there last and then settled down to food. The silence got to me after I'd barely had the first mouthful, but thankfully after a bit of rummaging about I managed to find the powercable for the hi-fi so I plugged that in and listened to some music. Rather embaressingly I discovered a CD still in it, which has been there for years as I stopped using the hi-fi when I got the amp and the DVD player.

The food was yummy as per usual. The music was great. The flat was warm. All in all, life was good. Since I was there I figured I should unpack a few crates and bring them back, which I did. I now have 3 more empty crates to clutter up the flat.

On the way home I decided to see if there was a shortcut through the Somerfield carpark. Unfortunately I got lost and walked past the other exit. It was dark at the far side of the carpark. As I walked past the rear of Somerfield I could hear a trickle of water like someone was going for a slash. Either they had the worlds' largest bladder or it was a leaky pipe, but they were at it for ages. After walking down several dead-ends, I decided to give up and walk back. At that point I remembered that if the exit did exist it was before the Somerfield and not after it. Once I'd remember that, it was easy to find. *sigh* I was sure glad to get out of the carpark - it was very dark and scary.

I got back home just in time to see Star Wars get the number 1 spot in the 100 great films of all time on Channel 4. Thank god someone with some semblence of taste voted on it this time.

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    All By Myself (Bridget Jones' Diary soundtrack)

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It's lovely and shiney and ever so soft.
It's really really long and as big as my loft.
And when the wind is blowing, it ends up everywhere
But even this doesn't stop me loving my hair!

Today is definitely a "Good Hair Day"

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It's dead Jim

Something odd happened on Friday that wasn't at all related to house moving in. When I'm surfing from home I have to log into my workstation at work to check mail and get to machines on the outside. Once all the fuss with the house had died down I attempted to do the above. My first session to read my mail asked me for a password, once I'd typed that it, I started up a second session. This didn't ask me for a password and I then noticed the first hadn't done much since I'd entered the password in.

I logged into another machine at work and started checking that my workstation was alive or dead or not. It was from what little I could tell, quite dead. So I prodded some people still at work to see if they were able to reboot it. "No," I was told - it'd take at least a couple of hours to fix and the support guy left was on his way home.

I came in this morning to find that the workstation was obviously still dead. I got people to prod it and sure enough it was pronounced utterly broken. The harddrive was having a hissy fit and not talking to the rest of the hardware.

So...this has meant that so far today, I've done sod all work! Hurrah! I've been mucking about doing sod all. Unfortunately this means I've not got any email - at least none that is delivered to my work address - as it's normally sent to my workstation. To get around the lack of workstation, I've ended up having to get the email delivered to another machine, so thankfully it's starting to trickle in. Hopefully I've not lost too much over the weekend.

I shall have to continue playing with my hair and reading about decorating tips.

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