Well it's 21:42 and still no PC.
Posts about "computers"
Reading through the BBC's Reception Advice help pages can be a bit depressing sometimes - all the problems that users have just recieving services. OnDigital boxes crashing, video and audio being out of sync, channel numbers not working properly... And that's not the half of it.
Every now and then, you come across a computer programme that really makes a difference to your life - that really makes life easier and is worthy of being hailed. So stand up and say hello to abcde - a better CD encoder.
The other week we went out for a walk with two friends, Jane and Jacko (who aren't a couple - it's just impossible to write two names without making it sound like they are) in Kent, and happened to pass by Lullingstone Roman Villa. Now looked after by English Heritage, the villa itself is inside a quite horrible green corrugated iron building. We didn't go in, but I couldn't help but spot the sign outside...
Well that's it. The answer is clear. I'm buying a new PC.
Oh thank goodness for that. I have internet access again. I wasn't quite sure how I could live without checking my emails for a few hours!
I can see it now. In forty years time, little children will be running up to us saying "Daddy, daddy! Tell us again about the old days when to upgrade your computer operating system, you had to wipe the whole thing and start everything all over again". And I'll laugh and go, "Well little ones, sit down and I'll tell you all about it...".
Wow. Either someone has decided I can take 17 months off work, and only decided to tell me 10 months in, or someone was testing a new system.
This post will only mean something if you know anything about *nix operating systems. If you're not that person, this will be meaningless.
I gave up on Red Hat some time after because I'd updated my copy and everything went wrong. Nothing worked properly - it was a mess. I went onto Mandrake. And it was great.