Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Good News

I got the Job! I will be working in St Andrews from October!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tragedy strikes

My computer died! I am gutted. It was so nice.

I think the video card overheated or something, but fortunately I am slightly sensible and recently set up a daily backup system onto my external drive. (Do it kids, you will be thankful.) It did work for a bit (sort of, only in safe mode 640*480) once I let it cool off so I was able to salvage most other things that I needed, but I am going to miss it's big widescreen and surprisingly good speakers.

I opened it up to have a look inside, which didn't help at all, but I must say I am quite impressed with the way Dell puts together their laptops. Everything fits together very neatly and its very easy to dismantle, there are even little tabs to help you pull out connectors. So I bought another one, but it's one of those lightweight jobbies, so it won't be so good for watching DVDs on.

It seems you can't necessarily count on successfully installing English Windows on a Japanese machine, and the only English ones they have at the big electronics shop in the city centre are Sonys priced to completely rip off tourists. If I was really dedicated I could have got a japanese one, but I have a feeling that might have been quite frustrating.

In other news, I have another job interview soon at a well known golf-centric Scottish university with family connections (both royal and mine), though I probably won't be coming back to the UK again for it. Hmm. maybe if I do a bit of work soon I might improve my future employment prospects, there's a thought!
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