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Wednesday, 21 July 2004

Wednesday already?

Not much to report, as the workday takes me from tumbling out of bed to the few hours I have in the evening, before bedtime comes so quickly, and the whole thing starts again.

For the past couple of evenings, I've been trying to repair a friend's computer that seems to be refusing to co-operate. It was all going so well until the hard drive controller decided to reject any notion of a CD-ROM, and, like a fool, I concluded that I'd done something wrong with the installation - I started again, but the same thing cropped up - most upsetting. I've never let a computer beat me yet, though - and this won't be the first. grits his teeth and prepares for a long and tedious battle with technology.

I've been able to play with some cool stuff at work - as part of a problem I've been looking at, I managed to assemble almost all the bits to make my own little 'playout system' which is quite fun to play with - it looks like the kit they've got in the studios, so my colleagues can try things out without having to wait until the real thing is free. It's a shame that I haven't got the last stage - the audio decoders - so it's a bit quiet...

Until recently, I'd forgotten that I had one of those tiny cameras that's easy to carry around and photograph random things. Now, though, I intend to throw a bunch of the pictures I take into the wonderful piece of kit, but I think I want one. Or, failing that, one of these. Actually, they're still quite 'young' techonologically - requiring a PC to be running a special application all the time; I'd much rather have one that connected to my Linux webserver - or - better still - had its own hard disk that you could fill up with whatever you want.

Yay - a day off, tomorrow! I won't, however, be building one of these with Christopher in the back garden. Or underneath the flightpath of Luton Airport. Perhaps we'll find something else to do!
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Posted by james at July 21, 2004 9:21 PM


 
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