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Technology is wonderful . . until . . 
13th-Apr-2003 04:53 pm
knitting sketch
Another gloriously sunny day. Another long walk with MWNN and dogs, talking, as usual, ranging over many serious and not-so-serious topics. Lots of birdsong as musical accompaniment.

Had a good lunch, MWNN shopped on-line at Sainsbury's to save us schlepping 'round one day next week,
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Stitched through the afternoon - got a lot more done.
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So why am I in this mood?
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Spotted, last night, that the Beeb has, in it's wisdom, delayed the last 4 episodes of BtVS, Season 6 until May 8th, to make way for the snooker. (I mean, Snooker for goodness sake) Just so happens, that I was sent Seeing Red on CD (having missed it last year on Sky) so, popped it into the DVD drive, settled down with frozen yogurt lolly and popcorn and Waaaaa my DVD drive died. Gave me one of those messages that make me really worried. (Do you think it was Alan Clarke's voice that did it?) Tried everything. Ran the virus scan just to make sure - nope - not that. Did a system check - this device is working normally. Yeah - right - it's normal for the PC to freeze as the drawer takes in the disc and then spits it out again. Tried mouth-to-mouth resuscitation - zilch.

Phone the daughter this morning. remove it and re-install was the advice. Still nothing. PC Repair man? Can't do anything today. So, listening on the portable CD player and hoping it's not going to need a transplant. (Or perhaps that's my chance to upgrade to a Read/Writer? - a girl can hope.)
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13th-Apr-2003 11:46 am (UTC)
Mmmmm - 's lovely.

What about mine then?
14th-Apr-2003 01:18 am (UTC)
I rented season 6 from the local library on video. You could try that.
14th-Apr-2003 01:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion Wil, but I'm not that desperate. Was just very p'd off at the DVD drive. It's good that the machine will be going in to the man actually. I have never been able to correct the fault I have with boot-up and shut down problems after using graphics packages, running DVDs or playing games. (Windows '98 second version seems to hate all those things.)
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Have you heard the news about Manchild?
14th-Apr-2003 01:43 am (UTC) - Re:
(cool, I'm "Wil" now :) - btw, you have no idea how many people online ask me if my nick is anything to do with Buffy - which it isn't)

LOL, guess I was desperate then! I'd just finished season 5 on dvd and had 6 weeks before season 7 started on sky. And, as you know how much I hate spoilers, I didn't want to watch it without watching season 6.
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