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I hate waiting for couriers - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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sesquipedality
sesquipedality
I hate waiting for couriers
Their "tracking" websites never tell you anything useful (why can they implement some sort of queuing indicator? - "Your parcel is scheduled for delivery 13th out of 25. The last parcel delivered was number 5.") and I'm always on edge because I'm afraid that the courier will totally fail to cope with the complexity of walking to the back of the house to deliver my stuff and thus f*** off without delivering. Naturally, every time I hear the rumble of a heavy lorry, I panic that it's them and have the urge to rush outside and check.

It does not help that the courier in question is ShittyLink ("Your reputation in a box? We guarantee to make you look like a bunch of cowboys.").

ETA Apparently blogging summons couriers. I'll have to do that more often.
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chrisvenus From: chrisvenus Date: August 17th, 2007 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Apparently blogging summons couriers. I'll have to do that more often.

*grins*

I take it this is the new comp then? Shiny!
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: August 17th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Spot on. :)
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sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: August 17th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
If only. At the moment, I'm taking a break from the really advanced form of tetris that seems to be needed for assembling a modern PC.
imc From: imc Date: August 17th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
In Tetris terms I'm afraid a modern PC has got nothing on trying to arrange oddly shaped packets, cartons and jars of food in a well-stacked fridge. (Although the old server that has four network cards, a SCSI card, a graphics card and a sound card but only four PCI slots did present a mild challenge.)
al_fruitbat From: al_fruitbat Date: August 17th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why does a server need a sound or graphics card?
imc From: imc Date: August 17th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sound: non-essential, but given that it's usually headless I like it to play a tinkling sound when it comes up or is shut down, just so I can tell it's doing something. Also, it serves as network storage for a fair amount of music so in theory I could play music out of it (though in practice it has tiny crappy passive speakers so it's only useful for testing purposes or for identifying sound clips).

Graphics card: it doesn't have any kind of video on the motherboard, so I daresay it wouldn't boot without one. Even if it did, it's useful to be able to attach a monitor for diagnostic purposes if something goes wrong. We're not talking anything stunning here — it's got 1MB of RAM and would probably support 800x600 if used in graphical mode.
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