LionsPhil (lionsphil) wrote,


  • 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 Have now pretty much entirely forgotten PhD claims and all references will be out of date.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.
Tags: computersarebroken, malfunctions
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