- Pluck up courage
- Clear away old printer and defunct computer (which has only gathered dust for months)
- Take new printer out of the box and read the instructions
- Look for the USB cable they claim to have sent
- Try the cable that they sent instead
- When this doesn't work, search through the drawer of cables and wires at home
- Tidy them and throw some out
- Go into office to find a USB cable in cupboard or in box by sound desk
- When this fails, try the music shop opposite - a long shot
- Then the shop on the corner which is bound to have one
- Then the shop round the corner - a very long shot but recommended by #10.
- On being told best place is in the next town, go home to collect machines to be taken to dump on way.
- Discover why they call it a hard drive - break hammer.
- Go to the dump and dispose of machines
- Go to Asda on way to comuter shop and buy a USB lead!
- Get home and discover they didn't mean a USB lead at all but a lead I had all along.
- Follow very complicated instructions for setting up a wireless network
- On failure realise that I have been talking to myself for quite a while.
- Finally get contact, without ever really knowing how.
- Print a page
- Calculate that this simple process took just under three hours
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
- Quo opening, Rocking all over the world being the perfect start.
- Geldof stopping mid song after the line, "The lesson today is how to die"
- Missing U2 because you had to go to the toilet sometime.
- Bowie using a song slot to play the incredibly emotional Cars video instead.
- Booing Paul McCartney because his microphone didn't work. Completely unfair but everyone was so hyped up.
My friend Martin went and queued for tickets - an heroic effort. I haven't seen anyone else in the car load of people that went up to Wembley for 20 years I guess. Long time ago.
Tom Robinson wrote a good song about this on his Love Over Rage album (I think) called Days That Changed the World, concluding "Humanity's still waiting for the day that changed the world." You can get the link at the top of the right hand side of this page.
Me? I'm looking for my slippers and going to have a quiet sit down to listen to Howard Jones.