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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!

Posted by james at July 21, 2004 9:21 PM

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