February 6th, 2006

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Well that was interesting...in a "May you live in interesting times" kind of way. We couldn't get the drives working on the test box to see if they were working or not, as it had SATA and the drives were IDE and there were a lack of suitable power too. So we decided to go for a new plan and use the test box as a replacement and copy the data off the old drives using a 3rd machine that did support IDE.

Which is so far working although the new machine has less disk space, so we can't copy everything across. And it has less disk space too, so it's spending a lot of it's time swapping like buggery. But I can read email, so it's all good. Not getting to bed until 6am on Sunday was probably less good ;)

Managed to wake up around midday on Sunday in time to get myself ready, but not my place for eggwhite's Unknown Armies game. Which was muchly fun. Got to play a lovely new shiny character who is unfortunately a tad shy and got scared off by the crowds of people all talking at him :(

Now I have a lovely week of trying to find out what is wrong with the server and fixing it. w00t.

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Gah! Scottish Power suck so much they rival my Dyson vacuum cleaner. They finally sort out my bill so that I just get one bit of paper with the gas and electric on and they've some how managed to completely screw up what rate my electric should be. Instead of that Day/Night dual rate, I'm being charged full rate for both. So I call them up and they promise to send me a new bill. Instead I get a letter from their debt collection agency chasing me for the money, FFS.

Having just phoned them I seem to have gotten a call monkey with a brain this time as it only took a second attempt to explain that I've got a dual bill with a dual rate electricity meter. Previous time the call monkey must have given the brain to some other call monkey cos it took many many attempts. Should have realised that would mean it'd not get sorted.

So. Once they sort out this fuckup, I think I'm going to transfer to someone vaguely competent. Anyone got any suggestions? Preferably someone who I can pay over the internet.