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Tue, Sep. 28th, 2010, 02:11 pm
Argh.

  • Motherboard probably not bad. Stick definitely bad. Now waiting for eBuyer testing to confirm so can has moneys back. Possiblygood. Edit: Good grief, they agree. Success.
  • Still no viva date. Have now pretty much entirely forgotten PhD claims and all references will be out of date. Can't remember if I have a hardcopy of the thesis somewhere; I think I threw all the bound ones at the school office. Ungood.
  • Spent best part of a week trying to back up new laptop to new external drive. Eventually found new laptop has bad sectors already. Much stupidity involved in returns. Need to have zeroed drive by tomorrow morning (I find today, a courier arriving out of nowhere expecting a pickup, the last I heard being that everything was out of stock and deferred) and hope the image taken works on the new drive properly, despite tech support having to guess which drive they should send me because their system kept crashing and wouldn't accept my model number. ddrescue over CIFS to NTFS (don't ask) has already been going since yesterday and is getting exponentially slower. Estimated time remaining keeps rising. Ungood.
  • Have been lying down to avoid falling down and enjoying an exciting array of internal pains. Ungood.

Tue, Sep. 28th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
nmg

Still no viva date

External finally got back to me! (see email)

Tue, Sep. 28th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
nmg

Also, if you want, I can print another copy of the thesis and get it bound for you...

Tue, Sep. 28th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
lionsphil

If you're willing to, sure. I'm pretty certain I printed four copies, bound four copies, and gave four copies to the school office. In retrospect this seems like I forgot to hold one back for myself buy I may be forgetting something.

Tue, Sep. 28th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
nmg

Okay, will do. It'll probably be ring-bound. Can you email me the same PDF that you used for the other copies?

Thu, Sep. 30th, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)
clarehooper

Eeek! Uhm, I hope the quantity of good things increases dramatically. Also, your final bullet is slightly concerning. Are you ok?!