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Techno hate - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Techno hate
There are times when technology really gets me down.

My mobile hasn't been working as expected for a while.  It will not connect via GPRS at all - and when it does find a GPRS connection the signal dies.  It's like the phone has been locked out of data connections - but the nice guys at orange say that's not the case.

After many days of prompting G finally downloaded some add-ons (the COSMOS suite) for WoW on Saturday morning.  After installing (as he thought) he could no longer get into WoW.  This pissed him off a little and I talked him through his problems.  Of course - an add-on should not be able to prevent you from logging into WoW - but if your internet connection happens to fail just between you adding something and trying to log in that's the way it's going to seem isn't it?

As usual a reboot made everything better.  I think G is happy he finally install the add-ons - it should help us all out when we're next in a group.

I visited Misty on Saturday.  We tried out her local which is everything you could ask for.  Highgate village is quaint and you get a great view of the capital.  It was also the first night of Diwali so we got a great view of the fireworks all over the city.

On the way home my phone started to complain it was low on charge - so when I got home I plugged it in.  I got the very helpful message that the phone was "not charging."  I tried again, but received the same message.  Even screaming "WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU NOT CHARGING" didn't seem to help.  I turned the phone off (which didn't work so well for me) as when I plugged the power in again I got the message "local mode"

A quick google of "local mode" informed me my phone thought it was being serviced.  That was the extent of the information available - no one had thought to say how the hell you get it out of local mode!

I found Misty's old phone and it accepted my SIM - but wouldn't let me hear anyone who called my while it was charging.  I was feeling a little picked on by the god's of electronics so I hit the sack shortly afterwards.

Sunday I woke fairly late considering the relatively early night before. (I have not been getting to bed much before 2 every night the previous week).  I managed to get a couple loads of washing done before I headed off to the 'rents for Sunday dinner.  Once there I leaned that dad's laptop has followed the example of Joanne's - neither will boot (although Jo's occasionally does).  Mum's is now getting temperamental - the screen will flicker or go blank if you adjust the angle.  Once blank it needs to be switched off and back on again before it will work properly.  Techno hate was all about me.

Dinner was fab (thanks mum :) !!)

We watched "Return of the King" before I headed home for the last load of washing.  I just missed G so I messed about a bit with the rogue while watching Torchwood... oh my that's good!  Not only damn good sci-fi - but an attractive female lead with a very alluring accent... in fact most of the female characters have alluring accents as it's set in Cardiff.

Edited to add
My phone is mysteriously working again. Did I mention how much I hate "Technology" at times?

Current Location: EC2Y 9AQ
Current Mood: blah blah
Current Music: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

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nuala From: nuala Date: October 23rd, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Torchwood rocked!!!

And loads of hugs. Thinking of you and hoping you're well.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 24th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks dear - you're a sweetheart! ;)
brightspot From: brightspot Date: October 23rd, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor, sweet son o' mine...sounds like you're having a rough week. I'm thinking of you!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 24th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks mom :)

It ne'er rains but it pours... but I'm doing okay!

teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: October 23rd, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
wasn't so keen on Torchwood, couldn't watch the whole of the second episode, it was the feeding off orgasmic energy .. I just had to laugh out loud!

Whinge soon maybe? Seeing as I won't be around for the Finance reunion (S&P Finance v Bali ...hmm ..tough one ...)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 24th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
powerful things those orgasms!
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