Tuesday, December 30


Good News, Not Quite So Good News


The internet connection at work is back! It dropped out on Christmas Day, and tech support was mysteriously unavailable over the extended weekend. It turned out that the NTU had unexpectedly dropped dead - possibly due to myxomatosis - and it was nothing that I did (and nothing I needed to fix).

The outage convinced my boss that we need a backup internet link. The current one has been very reliable (until now), but is somewhat expensive. By routing our downloads through a standard ADSL line and keeping our mail and web server on the current line, we can improve reliability and save money. Yay!

Lunch with Simon. Taro duck, mongolian lamb, pineapple fried rice served in a pineapple and a nice bottle of Leeuwin Estate (I think it was) Sauvignon Blanc, right on Sydney Harbour near the Opera House.

My Usenet service unilaterally increased my monthly download allowance by 50%.

Found $20 blowing up the street on the way home. Caught it.

Bought two boxes of Tropical Frosty Fruits.

Not quite so good:

Routing tables all messed up after a reboot. Running the startup script again fixed this. Huh?

Spilled a can of coke in my lap after lunch. The pause that keeps on refreshing.

My download of Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch is stalled - at 100.0%. I hate that. It's bad enough to get stuck at 99.9%, but at 100%? Pfui!

Update: Danny Boy on the AnimeSuki forums helped me out and I got my Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch. So that's 7 good to 2 not quite so good. If only every day was like that!

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1 What a ying and yang kind of day! That $20 could just about cover the cleaning of the jeans. Thanks for lunch. Must do it again soon.

Posted by: Simon at Tuesday, December 30 2003 05:29 AM (zatVs)

2 Mostly good though. The jeans I can dump in the washing machine. I only wear them to work. :) Lunch was great. Next year in Sydney!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, December 30 2003 05:32 AM (jtW2s)

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