21 Sep 2002 pjdowner   » (Journeyer)

SWLUG: It was a good meet, quite a few people turned up , I spent some time looking over a laptop that someone had given away playing the guessing game. 'That must be the right screw to remove that cover to get at the hard disk' etc. it was a strange laptop, early compaq pentium with an external battery and option for an internal battery apparently the keyboard bios was dead but we had no power lead to test this. I also spent some time chatting with Telsa about hard disks, it turns out that her 40gig IBM had died but according to Alan could be repaired by updating the firmware and using IBMs repair tools. I, ZX64 and Robot101 followed Telsa and Alan home after the meet to pick up the almost dead hard disk and various other bits of strange hardware. It felt strange taking a night time tour of Swansea with Telsa pointing out local old churches/buildings that had been exploding in the early hours of the morning over the past few weeks.

Pain: Went Ice Skating the other day, started off a bit shaky but soon progressed to jumps spins and other advanced tricks. It wasn't too difficult to get used to, the only thing I don't like is the floor which despite being wet and cold was sharp enough to rip three chunks of skin out of the back of my hand.

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