What I did on May 18, 2000:
Finally got around to checking out the Big Finish
Website, it looks like the one CD that is missing from my
set is still available but just that Forbidden Planet
didn't have any in stock. Looks like I will just have to
get it by mail order.
Not so good, I received no less then three pieces of spam
so I spent a few minutes at spamcop although if the replies
do any good I can't tell.
Work today has been rather boring so far. We have had one
or two people complaining about problems which have already
explained by email which leads me to ask Why don't people
read their email?.
BluePrintVert called our supplier to see why they still
have not picked up the broken CD ROM unit (more on this on
May 16, 2000 and May 17, 2000). First they failed to
answer despite listening to music for half an hour. Second
attempt he was transferred, the phone was picked up but
nobody was actually listening to it (or if they were they
suddenly took a vow of silence) and we could hear other conversations in
the background. Third try he waited on hold for a while
then went straight through to the room of voices. 4th (and
finally) he waited on hold for another 10 minutes before
talking to somebody who promised that it will be collected
tomorrow - it had better be! :).
Cisco sent us a piece of cardboard that thanks to an
elastic band turned into a rigid cube as it was removed
from the envelope. It kept us amused for hours!
Called up the LEA about the forms, they really really want
the Birth Certificate but there is no urgency and I can sent it later.
Made some progress on the database, but got an error I haven't cracked yet.
Warning: 0 is not a MySQL result index in \\
on line 33
I will crack that tomorrow (I hope).
E wanted to change the style of her folders
, I explained that we didn't
install the Active Desktop
but managed to avoid ranting on for hours.
College? In a word, dull.
What I meant to do:
- Replace To do with what I actually did on May 18, 2000;
Decided to leave the Todo in but move it to the end,
it is now what I meant to do.
- Finish the users and disciplines section of the PHP/HTML/MySQL database; Failed, did make some
- Apply for student finance; Made some progress,
just need to send everything off.
- Solve lots of people's problems and post the
amusing ones to Everything2 while keeping names out of
it (because I am nice and don't want to be fired);
Strangely there was a shortage of stupid people
- Call that idiot company who failed to pick up the
external CD ROM drive for repair on Monday;
BluePrintVert did it and it should be collected
- Get to at least hour 5 of Sam's Teach Yourself Perl in
24 hours; Not a hope, I forgot I had college
- Do not each snacks - waist is too wide already;
I did it! I actually went for a whole day without