Monthly Archives: December 2007

Vaguely interesting fact of the day

The fear of the number 666 is known as hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. Advertisements

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Xbox hardware… why?

So I sat down to do some testing to try and work out what was wrong with the wireless networking. [[The Wireless network adapter (WNA) has 4 states:no light – not plugged inred light – working but not connected to … Continue reading

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When UPS say "tomorrow" they mean "next working day"…

Anyway, I waiting in all day today and eventually: Status: Delivered Delivered On: 10/12/2007 16:50 So a quick test reveals … {fanfare} … the external wireless network adapter doesn’t power up…

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So close…

After a week of waiting, I see my new Xbox360 has finally been given to UPS to deliver to me. In a complete reverse of the original delay between UPS delivering the broken Xbox to them and the repair website … Continue reading

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Another year, another MCP

Today in darkest Wokingham, I clicked and dragged my way through the “Managing & Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment” exam which means only a couple more before I reach the big five-oh. Each year I commit to passing … Continue reading

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Wish I could give Boots the boot

More tales of woe.As Christmas is fast approaching we decided to get rid of our slightly ropey 50cm Belling cooker and get something new, a new machine where the rings work properly and the oven doesn’t just ignore the temperature. … Continue reading

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Still no Xbox

So the Xbox support site says “Device Shipped to Customer”.The UPS site says “Billing Information Received”.Does that just mean a pickup has been logged with UPS and my console is still awaiting collection?

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