Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Various Mishaps

I went last night with Esther to a bible study with my bike in the back of her car, intending to cycle home. An unsuccessful attempt to inflate the rear tyre of said bike left it more deflated than it had previously been. I decided to set off anyway, as for Esther to have taken me home would have meant another 20mins for her.

It was wobbly to say the least, but I made it unscathed along two unlit main roads, save for a brief encounter with a crash barrier whilst trying to check if my rear light was working. I think I need to invest in a small pump to carry in my bag.

When I made it home, I spent some time restoring some more of my pastor's files. I've been working on it sporadically when I have had the time. Unfortunately my external hard disk, to which I was saving the files, was dragged off the desk when I moved my laptop (very short USB cable). It was only an old 40GB drive, but it's a bit of a bummer to have lost it, and some of the files I had restored.

Ah well, an excuse to buy a new one.

*update* checked the bike, back tyre was at 10PSI, front was 20. Both now pumped up

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Data Recovery

I've spent quite a bit of time this week trying to restore around 100GB of lost files from an external hard disk, for my pastor. It's really made me think about sorting a solution for backing up my files, as I currently only burn stuff to DVD occasionally.

We started making our wedding list this week at John Lewis, but we're finding it a bit difficult to decide what to put on it, as we seem to have most things between us.

Friday, January 04, 2008

I'm still here...

One thing which surprised me when I returned to my parents for a few days over Christmas, was the number of people commenting on my lack of updates. it was only about 3 people, but I never realised so many people read my ramblings. I have been busy over the last term, on school placements, and doing DIY in my spare moments. This next term will get most of my assignments out of the way, and I will hopefully have more time for updates. I've also got a new digital camera, to replace my broken one, so might even get more pictures up.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

One year on...

This weekend has marked one year since I came away to university.
The coming year will be a lot more challenging, I start my first teaching placement next week. This means I'll be working really hard til Christmas. I've given up my sports shop job, I told them it was because of my workload, but really, I didn't want to be there.

Since most of my CU mates are back at uni, I've been kept busy sorting wireless networks recently.
It really makes me appreciate having my Mac... There always seems to be something goes wrong when using Windows, usually related to the stupid admin utility bundled with the wireless card, which doesn't want to relinquish control of the connection, but neither will it connect to the network.

Ho hum. The joys of being a geek

Monday, September 10, 2007

Back to the grind

This weekend 3 of my housemates moved in, and a good quantity of the CU also returned. Most people don't start back for a week or 2, my course begins on today, with 2 days of boring administration stuff, then lectures begin on Wednesday. Unfortunately, my student loan won't come through for another week. Since last night was the first night with 4 of us in the house, we stayed up far too late playing xbox games, as is the norm for students.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Long time, no update....

I've really neglected this over the summer, been too busy doing nothing. Since my last post, I've moved house, Esther has bought her first house, I've been away 3 times, to France, Cheltenham Bible Festival and the Aber Conference, I've gained a deathly boring part time job in a sports shop, and I've spent a week dog sitting.

Uni starts again in a couple of weeks, everyone keeps telling me that this next year will be much harder. This weekend, I'm heading home to my parents for the last time before the new term.

Monday, May 21, 2007

PSA - check your pockets

I just emptied the washing machine, only to discover my bluetooth headset in the bottom. I had it in my pocket when we got back from the weekend away.
I tried to turn it on, it flashed frantically in blue, then green, now it looks dead.

Ah well