Like an explosion at PC World

I’ve just spent an evening of migrating the last few grains of data from old PC to new, unplugging everything under the desk and removing the old PC, attacking the dusty space with a Dyson, then rebuilding the new machine in its place.

The proudest moment was undoubtedly getting my (old school) serial port installed on the (new school) motherboard, and working. Top tip: plug it into the COM port on the motherboard and not the spare IEEE1394 port.

It’s all setup and working now. Still have a few printers, a scanner and webcam to install.

Unfortunately our study now looks like an explosion at PC World.

Conversation: backing up websites

Jokey conversation with my friend James about backing up websites:

James: You mean you don’t have a paper backup of the website?!

Gareth: No we don’t.  We decided that we didn’t want one as printing on paper is these days regarded as environmentally unfriendly. Instead … get this … we’ve decided to create an embroidered backup!

James: It’s bureaucracy gone mad!

Gareth: It’s all been put on hold just now until the W3C can decide on the correct doctype and CSS media attribute for needle-and-thread renderings of web pages.

James: Brings a whole new meaning to ‘Dreamweaver’!