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The trench is dug within our hearts

Point form today, because I know you'll be more inclined to read it. It looks more important. Don't let me down - I'm counting on you to read this entry!

  • Well hoo-ha, I have money this weekend. Not forgetting the pain of having to borrow to pay rent, I'll be putting money away each week from now on to meet that commitment.

  • It is nice to have my own money again though. Got a new sim card, switched to the O2 network. All my friends are on O2 (except for everybody down south ... heathens! :p), and I was getting jealous of all the bonuses they keep getting.

  • My new phone (thanks again Chell) had a fit with the new sim card, kept rebooting but eventually settled down after a while. I think its 'cause the new sim card allows access to 2.5g network stuff, whereas the old one only allowed 2g stuff.

  • Also got myself a Bluetooth headset. I've got a Bluetooth USB adapter, I bought it when I got my PDA as I thought somehow I'd be using Bluetooth to get on the internet. Pfffft. Anyway, it came in handy here as I didn't have to buy a new one.

  • The thought did cross my mind (buying a new one) as I struggled to get Windows XP SP2 working with Bluetooth and a bluetooth headset. (Jon's Bluetooth Guide explains the problems a bit better than I can) Essentially, XP SP2 supports Bluetooth things natively ... just not the handy stuff like say, audio over headsets. And getting other vendors solutions to work under XP is kind of a kludge. Eventually I settled for buying a license to IVT's BlueSoleil, which out of the box worked flawlessly with my devices. €10.99. Woo.

  • I guess I've moved on from those heady days of spending two weeks trawling IRC channels and searching through P2P sites and apps for a serial/crack to a program I want. I considered for a moment writing up a post on some forums about my efforts to get it working (I was nearly going to try upgrading the firmware on my Bluetooth adapter ...) but decided it was just too much time and effort.

  • So now I can chat on Skype properly, which is exactly what I got it for. Tried to send a voicemail to Mum on Yahoo! messenger. Uploading the voicemail crashed the program, which is a shame. Voicemails are now free with Yahoo! email accounts, and Mum has one. So if it does work, even intermittently, Mum will be stoked as I'll leave her voicemails all the time.

  • Work is ok; boss was out for two days last week, and maybe three days this week. This leaves me running pretty much the whole show. Little stressful, but the Xerox support staff that turned up to help were, in fact, very helpful. Looking forward to my long weekend in Norwich coming up soon.

And thats pretty much about it. Oh, and it snowed really heavily all morning and some of the afternoon today. Then spent the rest of the afternoon melting :/ I've got a couple photos, I'll upload them for the next entry, promise.


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Mar. 13th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
i have a bluesoleil also! class 1 device too, $30. love it.
Mar. 13th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Did it come as standard software on the CD with it, or did you download/license it separately? Mine came supplied with a very, very old Widcomm BT stack implementation and drivers. There was a frustrating point where I managed to get everything running perfectly with a much newer (2006) Widcomm stack + driver, but then I couldn't get any audio at all to work (even though it *should* have).

I for one hope Microsoft's BT stack implementation is more complete in Vista.
Mar. 13th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
yeah it came with the 1.6 drivers. it worked fine. fuck i hate xp's lack of bluetooth support, makes bluetooth a giant assfuck, nonstandard proprietary everything
Mar. 13th, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, like, you do realise it's Norwich, right? Like, not exciting dude ;)

If London was Mackay, then Norwich is Marian.

(I'm looking forward to it too)
Mar. 13th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
Marian, Mirani, Gargett, Pinnacle, Finch Hatton, Eungella. Oh and Eton ... Too many small towns!

Anyway, I've never actually been to Marian. Through it though. Not sure where I'm going with this. Distracted by a misbehaving colour printer.

There's plenty of stuff to do in Norwich, you're just not interested in any of it :p
Mar. 14th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
I was going to write Mirani. Then when I looked at it it didn't look spelled right. I've been away too long :)
Mar. 14th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
Or maybe you haven't been away long enough.

Hee, Pinnacle. Pot pies. Barinas. Greg's SillyCa. Plugging the game boy into whatever random power point I could find. That green jumper that looks a bit like Ms Jeh's userpic.

Joined by: Gold Class, Space Channel 5, workmates that are damn good people, kittens and kitties and all sorts of cattyfolk in general, Corollas, umbrellas and rooms that I'll just never use by myself.

Things are actually kinda good. Yeah.

(I looked at the sexboxtreefiddy prices and basically I think I will be able to justify buying one by the time they've been obsoleted by two or three later models. In the meantime, I get to do useful things.)
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