Moving into a place of our own means that we need various white goods to populate our kitchen. Unfortunately, the computer geek side of me has got involved and decided what I really want is a Dyson CR01 Washing Machine, just because I could wash a whole king size duvet in it. I don’t even have a king size bed. It gets worse though.
I then decided that the really sensible thing would of course be having a washing machine that I could check the status of on my computer. I mean that’s obvious right? Perfectly sensible. Unfortunately, this led to the discovery of LG Internet Family. I could have a washing machine, microwave and fridge freezer that I can talk to online. The fridge could do e-mail and internet, TV, etc, etc, and ice. This is obviously all of the white goods I needs. But the fridge is £5000, so my dreams are shattered already. I might have to console myself with merely the microwave, safe in the knowledge that I could put some food in it in the morning, set it cooking when I leave work and arrive home to a
house on fire hot dinner.
Today’s kudos goes to Suse Linux 9.3, for making the configuration of my wireless card a doddle compared to MandrakeLinux 9, which made it troublesome, especially as it decided it didn’t really want to load the mouse properly on startup. So Suse, this
beer cider is for you!
Can I get a hell yeah? Now all I have to do is give the letting agency all of the money in the world. Or so it feels. Stayed tuned for a house warming though
Why, yes it is. I’ve been tinkering away this evening with the router/ADSL modem, a Linksys WAG54G. I wouldn’t recommend it. Ever since we’ve had broadband I’ve had problems with uploading things onto FTP. They’d upload about 8k of a file fine and then stop dead. Fine if you want to upload a file smaller than that, but rubbish for doing things like uploading some new photos onto the web. Anyway, with the aid of the beta firmware and bit of fiddling with settings, they now upload. Slowly, but it’s better than nothing.
The point of all this is that I’ve actually added some more photos to photos.whythehell.co.uk and also fixed it so you can view more than one page of photos. It’s a veritable feast of programmatical wonderfulness at the moment over here as we wait on whether or not we do get the house. Fingers crossed!
Well, things do move on quickly around here if you’re not paying attention. Kate has been for a job interview at Hartpury and got the job, which means she’ll be working within 25 miles of where I work, so we’re moving in together! That’s rather exciting.
It’s funny really, there are so many things that scare the hell out of me about it, but we’ve got a budget and although the numbers all scare me too, they seem to add up to something so that’s good.
We’ve even found a nice place we’re quick keen on, although I have to ring up absolutely first thing on Monday to make sure we have the best chance of getting it. I will be disappointed if we don’t, but to be fair it wouldn’t be the end of the world. If we do, expect pictures and more news soon!
I’m trying to work something out. I want to display and image on the right hand side of a browser window where it stays there, filling the whole right hand side, even if you change the size of the window. This is easily done in Firefox, however in IE, I can only seemingly find out the size of the actually document rather than the window it is displayed in. Any guesses out there?