Diary March 2002
- Saturday 23
Collected a large desk so I'll be able to have almost as many monitors
as machines once we move into a big enough house. Managed to
make 2.5.7 work. With devfs and alsa, no less.
- Friday 22
- Thursday 21
This is getting repetitive.
- Wednesday 20
Grumpph. Same again.
- Tuesday 19
Er. See yesterday. Only 12 hours today though.
- Monday 18
Worked rather too much again.
- Sunday 17
Got up just in time to watch the repeat of the Malasian GP. Wasn't
really worth it. Played Civ. Watched random junk on TV.
- Saturday 16
Got up. Spent a few hours under a friend's mini trying to change the
teardrop thingies that hold the front subframe to the body.
Failed because the back bolts weren't going to budge easily and
if they'd sheared we'd've had an unattatched engine to deal
with. Went out for dinner at a Chinese in Winchester, all you
can eat for 16.99. Very good it was too. Got back in about
- Friday 15
Payed 200 quid and signed a bit of paper, thereby committing us to move
into cool house (subject to references). Housemate had a party
so the house is full of somewhat pissed people (myself
- Thursday 14
Worked stupid hours due to a random API change and everything going tits
up. Did very little else.
- Wednesday 13
Worked. We got the house! Played Civ.
- Tuesday 12
Worked. Played Civ. Phoned up about the house, but was told we might
not be able to have it as they want to put a family in it. Grr.
- Monday 11
Looked over the house at lunchtime. It is nice, but needs some work,
although the landlord said they would pay for that, so we're
probably going to take it. Played Civ.
- Saturday 9
Didn't manage to go and look over the house we were meant to because
(according to the letting agent) the landlord's wife got taken
ill. So, we're going to see it Monday lunchtime instead.
Bought a mother'sday card (yeah, I know I'm leaving it late).
Band concert in Winchester. Got back not entirely sober...
- Friday 8
Wooooooooohooo! Got a cheque for 350 quid from my insurance company.
The guy that drove into me just before Christmas finally
admitted fault. The guy from work, henceforth known as Nigel,
came to look at the house. His wife did not seem too
- Thursday 7
Found a potential new place to live. If it is as nice as it sounds, it
is verrrry nice. We shall see.
- Wednesday 6
Bought a second hand sound card for bounce, and put oakley's back.
Everything actually appears to be working. Got a bonus, so went
to the pub for dinner. The plot thickens regarding houses - our
landlord is selling it because he's getting divorced. But
somebody at work is considering buying it - to let it out.
Which almost definately doesn't help us, but it might, possibly.
- Tuesday 5
Worked a lot. Got two months notice from the letting agent to move out,
so spent the evening idly househunting online. And playing
quake and quake2...
- Monday 4
Worked. Rather a lot.
- Sunday 3
Slept. Moved ancient soundblaster from oakley to bounce and reinstalled
win98. This worked, so spent the rest of the day reinstalling
games and playing them just to make sure.
- Saturday 2
Installed win2k on bounce to see if that helps. It fixed the sound, but
now none of the games will run. It looks as though DirectX for
Windows 2000 does not support my graphics card. GRR. Watched
Australian GP, which really was quite impressively good.
- Friday 1
Left work at 3:30 due to an excessive (team wide) attack of laziness.
Spent the afternoon trying to make bounce go. Eventually got
sound working fine except it doesn't work in any games by
deleting the sound card entry from the registry and reinstalling
drivers. Reinstalling drivers again hangs the machine, and
resintalling directX does nothing. Met my brother's fiance's
brother. Watched Australian GP qualifying, which wasn't really
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