April 20th, 2005
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Waiting For Changes


Okay, here’s the official situation on the state of the internet at Wynne’s residence at the moment.

The CD which would supposedly cause the Livebox to fix itself came yesterday. Instead of being a smooth, sleek, presentation which guides you, step by step throughout the process, as you’d expect from a multi-million pound company, you get a generic freeware program designed to recover the equipment, and a large PDF file explaining what to do.

Unfortunately, the PDF was written so that it didn’t apply to the CD in question, and as such is very ambiguous. It does help you, but only so far.

Anyway, by shooting in the dark for about an hour, I realised that the directory referenced by the freeware program, which contained the firmware, doesn’t actually exist. As a quick copy over to the hard drive, and changing the programs settings (which was done in a .ini file, no options on this program). And we would be in business.

Except the box is fucked.

Which we’ve known since day 1.

One very angry phone call later, and Wanadoo have promised a new livebox, which will arrive in “3-5 working days”.

Hands up if you think the box will be here for Christmas?

Luckily, the libraries in university have been open 24 hours a day, and as such my course has not really taken too much of a pounding. Except for the fact that you can’t take beer into the library, or sit there in your boxers. Two pre-requisites for me to be at my most efficient.

As such, this blog has taken a bit of a backseat for the time being. Not to worry, as once the livebox is back, and we finally get it up and running, then there will be updates. Most specifically from the Liverpool Trios bowling tournament, which turned out to be quite a fairytale story…..

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