Archive for March, 2002

Got a new phone on

Saturday, March 30th, 2002

Got a new phone on Thursday with work – a Nokia 6210 – spent Thursday evening getting some tunes downloaded (and composing my own) and playing around with it – its really good! Shame that there is a free offer for a badge which expires on Sunday, but the web site doesn’t accept uk registrations or my id 🙁

We now have water in

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

We now have water in the house again – since last Thursday we’ve had to keep turning the water on and off each time we’ve needed some water. Plumber came today and fixed it – now its really weird not having to turn the stopcock on and off. Plumber was cheap too!
Shame the same can’t be said for Double Glazing Sales! After 90 minutes (he was 90 minutes late) they quoted us 3200 pounds but immediately dropped it to 2200 if we brought it *soon* – and thats for three windows and a door!!

I’ve lost 2lbs – just

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

I’ve lost 2lbs – just in time for Easter and the Easter Eggs 🙂

Just been using Sysprep to

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

Just been using Sysprep to clone a laptop in work and couldnt find the timezone settings anywhere! You need to put the number for the timezone and suprisingly enough W2K doesn’t tell you the NUMBER for the timezone that you are in. Eventually found a page that tells you at SWYNK. In case the link goes down, GMT is 85 (Mean Time) , and 90 (without MeanTime). You can also put ProductID=1233-13123-1231-31 in the UserData section so you dont get prompted for it (something that doesn’t seem to be documented on the Microsoft site.

Tried Pocomail last night –

Wednesday, March 27th, 2002

Tried Pocomail last night – its a pop3 client which looks really nice. Unfortunately there are several usability features that are annoying and make it unusable. First is that the data fields are sorted mm/dd/yyyy which for us brits is really annoying. Secondly it downloaded some mail and then hid it from me. Thirdly and most annoyingly, when it converted mail (and on incoming mail) some of the mail has been converted into xml format with loads of tags and when you print an email that doesnt have the tags displayed – guess what is printed out! Needless to say thats another piece of software removed.
Still no sign of being able to work out what is slowing my pc down 🙁

Well the serial number for

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

Well the serial number for WyvernWorks NetTweakPro arrived today, so as soon as I can get a stable link running, I’ll try it and see!

argggh – Freeserve are a

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

argggh – Freeserve are a bunch of thieving wotnots! After speaking on the phone this morning, they agreed to cancel my account at the end of this month – instead they cancelled it there and then – and won’t re-instate……grrrrrrr

20 minutes to cancel my

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

20 minutes to cancel my freeserve anytime account is about 19 minutes too long (at national uk rates too!) The web forms insist on you putting in the BT account number but doesn’t like the number that I have put in!

PC is still refusing to

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

PC is still refusing to run after about 90 minutes connected online, but I’m working on it – just need a lot of spare time for network testing with clean boots.

Woohooo the car has arrived

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

Woohooo the car has arrived and has a number plate that sounds like ooowee too goofy 🙂