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[Feb. 6th, 2007|02:32 pm]
Kat
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So, things going a little rubbish as far as technology is concerned, I bought a cool car kit for my pda/phone, then the day I put it in my car the phone's mic and speaker both die, or so it seems in any case. Handsfree still works, but no noises apart from that. Copied the pim file across to my sd card so I'd still be able to use the phonebook when I transferred back to my old (seemingly massive) phone, but it's a different version of windows mobile OS so it's incompatible :( Checked t-mobile's website and it was down for maintenance! Bastards, maintaining shit. Tried flashing the firmware from t-mobile's (less easily found) tech website, but to no avail.

Add to that the fact that my wireless keyboard & mouse combo is interfering with my freeview signal (and my computer is right next to the tv) and taking my car into the garage and finding out they did everything apart from the tasks I wanted them to do (making it the second time they've "forgotten" to replace my fan belt and the fourth time I've tried to get my fan belt replaced at different garages), and I was a bit annoyed last night. Even after my glorious victory over excel, when I learned how to use =AVERAGE(OFFSET(C$7,(ROW()-ROW(D$7))*10,,10,)) to do a moving average with a period of ten rows, I was still not satisfied. Perhaps this was because it had taken me five fucking hours of searching through internet forums (yes, people actually talk about how to use excel better... these people actually seem to enjoy using it!) looking for a technique to which I did not know the name, and I left the office at 7pm.

But, today is another day, and excel mastery of yesterday allowed data analysis to forge ahead! And phoning t-mobile put me promptly through to someone who not only believed everything I told him, after me realising I need the serial from the back of my handset (bugger, left it at home) said he'd phone me back at 9pm tonight so I can make sure I've had chance to get home!

He = awesome

And now back to data analysis. Think I might write something in my thesis about the similarities between executive control of the brain and car ECUs, just because it seems like a cool analogy.


--UPDATE--

He rang me up at nine on the fucking dot. Wow, he earned me remembering his name at least. They'll send me a packet for my phone and then will fix it and send it back. Still, it's out of action for a week or so at least :( time to try and reregister this old phone for my wireless and GPRS...
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[User Picture]From: purple_amethyst
2007-02-07 11:18 am (UTC)
totally up for that!!!! As long as you dont run into any ex's the night before hahahaha (refrence from the last time we planned to have sushi hahahahahahah) sorry i know i shouldnt take the piss...

eck! excited about suchi!!!! w00t!
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[User Picture]From: redjel
2007-02-07 12:39 pm (UTC)
hee hee! It is important to have sex on your birthday, he was just being obliging...

Sushi!! *doing the sushi dance* Shushi!!
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