August 3rd, 2004

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I spent today working off-site again, which involved lugging a PC home from work last night on the tube, then into the other office this morning. I've sorted out some issues on their network, so they're all happy. I also tidied up a complete rats nest of cables underneath one desk, reclaiming various unnecessary items in the process (a kettle lead and USB cable that weren't plugged into anything, and a 4-way power adapter and extension lead that became surplus to requirements). The most bizarre thing was a printer extension cable with gender adapters on both ends. So, someone had looked at it and said "Hmm, I've got pins where I need holes, and holes where I need pins - the best solution is to stick two extra links in the chain!" I took the simpler approach of just swapping the ends around...

There have been a couple of hiccups with the flat.

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Anyway, despite these issues I've booked the removals van for next Tuesday (10th), and arranged time off work, so I'm definitely moving in that day, whatever happens.

In other news, I went to watch "Stepford Wives" at the cinema last night. It was ok, but nothing special, so I wouldn't really recommend it. If you know about the key plot from the first film (which I haven't actually seen), then it's not much of a spoiler, since it is revealed very quickly in this one. It was amusing, although it didn't pass my laughter test for comedy. It had some interesting points, but also had some huge plot holes. And it wasn't exactly subtle, which is either good or bad depending on your point of view.