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May 26th, 2004

Today [May. 26th, 2004|06:30 pm]
Peter Sheil
When I first logged on this morning and went to check I had the latest version of the virus definition file (yes, I do it every day!) the job failed. It had done this yesterday as well but I'd just assumed that it was a glitcg [an aposite typo if ever I saw one - and yes it is a genuine typo] and would sort itself out. Anyway today I had a little poke, checked that I could actually see the share it should be updating from and stuff like that, and then raised a call with our internal help desk.

This afternoon a nice guy came around, had a poke himself and decided that I should uninstall the anti-virus program and then next time I logged in it would automagically ask to be reinstalled. Easy eh? Except that it didn't actually ask to be reinstalled! Why does every great plan have a flaw? So we'll do a manual install right? Wrong! There are two older versions of the product somewhere and until they are removed it won't let us install a later version. *sigh*

So now I find that instead of just being one or two versions behind in my virus definitions I actually have no virus protection at all!
*crouches down behind the company fire wall gibbering nervously*

I've sent the guy home (he was already passed his normal finishing time) and I'm just being very careful about what I look at.

"It will all get better tomorrow" (said as a mantra, repeating and gradually getting louder.

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... and another thing [May. 26th, 2004|06:46 pm]
Peter Sheil
Why do most of the shops I tried today either not stock any contact lens solutions, only stock different makes of solutions that I'm not happy to use or be out of stock of the soaking solution (the one thing I had to get today). Grrrrrrrrrrr!

Eventually I found somewhere that did stock it ... ASDA of all people. Sainsburys, Tescos, various local pharmacies, and an opticians had failed me first. What a waste of a lunch time.

For those that don't already know I have an eye condition (keratoconus) for which I have to wear hard contact lenses; glasses just won't cut the mustard for me 'cos the problem is a lump on the surface of the eye. Without my lenses in I'm quite blind :) If you were a few feet away I'd only recognise you by voice or general body shape as all the features people usually use for identification would just be a big blur to me. This means that I get a bit paranoid about my eyes and lenses sometimes plus the condition can make the eyes more sensitive to light anyway.

Still I did get the solutions I needed so I can be a happy seeing bunny tonight :)
*hoppity hopitty hop*

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Random thought [May. 26th, 2004|07:08 pm]
Peter Sheil
Spurred on by a book I'm reading I thought I'd ask a question. Apparently there was an idea a while back to use the inverted question mark at the end of a sentence if you wanted to show that it was a rhetorical question. Is this a good idea¿ I'm personally in two minds about it but what do you think about it?

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