NTL…

Woke up yesterday morning to find that I had no net connection. I automatically put this down to the fact that I hadn’t paid NTL in 4 months, so thought it best that I paid them there and then. Duly went through their automated payment system, and was told it would take 48 hours to process. Went out for the day, and return home just after midnight to find that it was all working again…
This can mean one of two things. Either NTL processed my payment rather quickly and efficiently and turned me back on that day, or that it was actually an unscheduled service interruption that was fixed the same day, and NTL are still blissfully unaware that I use their 512k cable broadband service for £9.50 a month and consequently never disconnected me intentionally.

I know which option my money is on…

Flumps

I have just been advised by a colleague that the new name for Flumps is ‘motivational suppositories’…
What will they think of next 🙂

Bad luck

For the past few months I’ve been considering upgrading my workstation at home. It’s an aging AMD 550 with 384Mb RAM and a 30Gb 7.2kRPM HD scattered with bad blocks from about 4 years ago. As luck would have it, the monitor died last week, and the hard drive starting chucking out constant errors and corrupting data (thankfully I’d just moved all the data off of it onto the main fileserver). So, I’m going to have to bite the bullet. I’m now taking recommendations as to what would be a good mid-range workstation system…

What was supposed to be…

I was supposed to be out in town with Mark, Ellen, Lucy and some others from work, but I’m too tired 🙁 I also have to get up at 8am tomorrow, and 6am on Sunday, so I really shouldn’t skimp on the amount of sleep I get
Sorry folks.