So, no trip down to Wells with M to drop Looby Loo at Latin Camp. Bah! I like Wells. (I like wells, too, but that's something entirely different.)
Now how to explain to the fading Little cat that there is absolutely no way I can stand her sleeping on me tonight.
And not in a nice, cuddly cyberman sense.
ntlVirgin "upgraded" the software on our digibox. It's worse than ever. Less control over our list of most used channels, no way of canceling a bookmarked show or having multiple bookmarks to choose from later, a complete inability (as opposed to a regular wonkiness) to keep its list of shows in line with the time out in the real world, and a need to reboot several times a day.
Someone needs to be deleted.
I looked at their website. There is no indication of any sort of equal opportunity policy. I suppose they may not need one. But... a good few years ago whilst I was studying on a government funded course at a higher education institute I remember the immense effort folk went to for their corporate brochure picking out the non-white, female, and older members of our cohort.
I'm sorely tempted to take their on-line test and turn up at one of the open days just to see if it's quite as it's portrayed.
And as the world trundles on its rough-hewn rock wheels to perdition, it struck me that were I a half intelligent 17-year-old right now I'd be calculating the offence that would keep me At Her Majesty's Pleasure for sufficient time to complete my degree by distance learning at her Majesty's expense before my release having paid my debt to society and free of my debt to the student loans company.
So the first time I received armb's comment on my post of yesterday, it was interesting. The second time, I saw it in my inbox I assumed lj had hiccups. When I received the same three emails from the 53 pending on the server, I realised that my life had stuck. When I got armb's email for the seventh time (or so)--the format of the sender and title make 'em easy to spot--I went and deleted the persistent three from the [insert ISP here] server. This created a new loop. So I killed that one, zapped the spam, and some of the messages I was only going to skim and then delete. I've been shepherding the messages through ever since--one by one--seeing them into my local inbox, zapping them on the server, repeat ad nauseum--with no real clue as to what's going wrong. I'm ready to believe that there's something up on the PC--it is obsolete and with an unsupported OS--but I think it may not be in this case.
With the entire list of messages reappearing in the inbox on the web interface to the ISP at least once, I may never escape from today. If I don't, well. it's been fun... ;-)