All entries for January 2006
January 11, 2006
My internet’s been down since yesterday, and this time, not even the Mac could prevent it.
I phoned up IT services, and they eventually decided that there’s probably something wrong with the network port in my room.
I’ve worked more on the project that’s getting closer to completeness, but mostly just watched Angel S2 and Buffy S5.
January 10, 2006
January 04, 2006
That was going to be the title of the entry when I worked out that the problem was almost certainly hardware-related (none of my liveCDs worked, either).
However, Nixon walked into my room and pointed out that I'd been putting the network cable into the wrong port.
It's good, though, because I was having difficulty installing StuffIt Expander on the Mac.
So, here I am, back at university.
And for the second term out of a total of two, the internet refuses to work for me, so once more I'm using the saving grace of Mac OS 9.
Last time, I installed Ubuntu, and that made everything better. Okay, so it took a while, but I got there. This time, Ubuntu is still installed. It's the exact same Ubuntu that was working all the way through last term.
But now it works no longer. It's not even a DNS problem – it won't connect to anything. (Sidenote: The Mac had DNS problems, but thankfully I had Google's IP in the history, and could find some DNS servers using Google's cached pages.)
All this just reinforces my want for a Mac Mini. It's cheap, it's a better computer (spec-wise) than the one I have, and it would be much, much easier to move about.
The problem is that when I get Ubuntu working again, I won't need a better (i.e. working) computer any more. The obvious solution is to buy a Mac Mini immediately, but that's far too impulsive.