Bah. No wild lesbian orgy last night at the AGM. Did have one of the more silliest AGMs for a while. Shame Giles scared off the newbie - well even more than she was already scared off by the sillyness.
February 28th, 2003
Why do so many cute girls smoke? Discovered the new coffee girl smokes - she took a brief break after she did my coffee cos I'd imagined to make up the hill well ahead of the main rush. Or rather the minirush. She said that it's comparetively quiet around the train I catch.
Building just got power back after nearly 30minutes of no power. Luckily the UPS coped, although my monitor (i'm typing this on the laptop) wasn't plugged in for obvious reasons. Bah...bloody Maidenhead - it sucks.
Bah! My machine's primary (ie the decent quality one) gfx card has blown up. We suspect it was when the crazy german guy in our office was wiring us up to the building's UPS. We have our own UPS in this office and we'd been told that there was a building UPS and special plugs we could use to wire ourselves up to it, so he started work on wiring our UPS up to this.
At least, this is what we thought.
It then transpired that he was working on the stuff that wasn't on UPS - which included my power draining monitor. I wasn't paying attention as I was checking LJ, but then the power came back so I switched back to looking at the monitor. Which was reporting no signal. After much hoofing about, it seems the machine got upset (another co-working mucking about with keyboard whilst I was out of the office) and I had to get someone technical in to have a look at it.
Luckily the machine has 2 gfx cards and after rebooting and fixing the machine blind, he managed to get the machine to use the other gfx card.
Of course the moment he got it working again, we had another powercut. Joy. I really do love working here.
Gah! The old GFX card is awful. It's only 8bpp and the picture quality is making my eyes itch. Thankfully the 2nd powercut (which is now over) hasn't taken this GFX card out otherwise I might as well go home.