February 27th, 2001

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Lunchtime once more. Today's been somewhat more productive than yesterday so far. I've written about as much this morning as I did in the whole of yesterday, and I've spend the last hour chasing down papers I need to fill in my knowledge of BIAcore and ultracentrifugation to determine binding constants. This afternoon I'm going to move on to do a bit of correcting of a manuscript for a paper, Gill (my supervisor) has updated it since it got sent back in October with the new stuff I've done. So now I'm gonna look through it and do some typo correction and so on - and see if there's anything I'd phrase differently, unlikely though! Found a funky feature in Word - the 'track changes' stuff is actually quite cool and useful! It puts different authors stuff in different colours, and shows you what they'd deleted too, so it's easy to see if you actually agree with it etc. Useful atm, as I'm at home in Ipswich, Gill is in Norwich at UEA and Vera (my other supervisor) is now in York.

I haven't really done anything besides work and spod since I last updated, so this'll have to do as an entry - I don't even have anything I wanted to rant about ;)
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Bad news and Good news

Demon had serious routing problems this afternoon, and at one point I didn't have a route to the outside world for over an hour. So that was fairly pants, but everyone has problems sometimes so I hope they don't do this often.

So that was the crap bit - what was good about it? Well, after about 45 minutes I decided I'd call their tech support line. I hate doing that when an ISP has routing problems (or something like that) coz normally you have to argue with the tech support guy about whether or not it's a problem at their end. And normally being female counts against me too, I get the really patronising 'are you sure the modem's switched on' lines. And you're usually kept on hold for _ages_ before you get a reply. So I steeled myself and rang demon's tech support number, to be greeted with a recorded message, immediately after one ring, telling us that they had routing problems, the engineers were working on it and only hold if you have an unrelated query. Woah! An ISP with a clue :) - here's hoping that they don't have problems too often :/
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