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So, how long are power cables supposed to last, on average? My first one lasted about a year before fraying and my second one managed three months before breaking...somehow. (Loose connection? Power surge? No idea.) I've got a new one, I'm just curious as to how long I can expect to have with it before shelling out for my fourth.

In other news, I've been reading Catherine Cookson novels. Pop culture has lied to me, the heroines aren't all innocent virgins. I've read three and of those one was in a bigamous marriage, one was engaged and one is pregnant out of wedlock (and not by the hero. I haven't finished it yet, so I don't know if she miscarries or what). They're about ten times more interesting than your average romance, too. I can see why the lady is popular.
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My computer keeps freezing. Kill it.

I'm reading Strong Poison for the first time and it occurs to me - has anyone written a Wimsey/Vorkosigan crossover? Because Harriet and Cordelia, really, they would have amazing conversations. At least one of them would be about "ways to keep your identity when married to a man more powerful than you are" and another would be "dead bodies, how to deal with". Anyone?

Having finished my Yuletide fic - anyone want a drabble?
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I. Our school library labelled Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day as "multicultural". Now, I understand that the past is a foreign country and they do things differently there, but a novel set in 1950s England is not actually multicultural. Please don't assume things on the basis of the author's name. Please at least read the damn blurb.

II. Damn it, AVG 8.0, why won't you download?
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ARGH. WOULD IT KILL THE INTERNET TO GIVE ME STRAWBERRY PANIC WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES? WOULD IT ACTUALLY KILL IT? IF NOT, SHUT UP, INTERNET.

As it is, I can only find a few episodes on Stage 6. And I hate Stage 6 (omg, why do you have such a problem with buffering? You are a site which hosts streaming video. GET SOME FUCKING BANDWIDTH).

Also, if I am talking to anyone through IM (MSN, Gmail, etc.) and I suddenly vanish, it's not because I've spontaneously developed a revulsion to you, nor am I dying of a heart attack on the floor. The wireless connection on my laptop seems to enjoy cutting out at inappropriate moments.
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You know, it's odd. In the two days I've been using Firefox, I've experienced a curious sensation of frothing rage. Firefox has had more problems, both with randomly shutting down and refusing to automatically enlarge text that for fuck's sake, I need bigger, than I had with IE. IE only randomly crashed once a week, but every time I've opened a Firefox browser it's eventually died on me.

It's strange that what in IE only caused me to roll my eyes and keep a game of Freecell on standby (never crashes, never even blips!) for when the screen froze, inspires utter fury in me with Firefox.

Maybe it's Firefox's indie status, which has people singing its praises so loudly and so often that I automatically expect a perfect performance. Like Macs, I can only take so much before I start protectively hugging PC/IE and crooning how it's safe with me, I'll always love it, I will, oh I will...cootchie-coo.

Or maybe I've just finally lost it. Time will tell.
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I think I'm the only living person on Earth who detests Mozilla Firefox. The tabs are great, yeah, but the bookmarks are awkward! It takes so damn long to load! Oh, and let's not forget having to resize the bloody font every time you open a new page because it won't let you set a default.

I don't like Macs, either.

*will be first against the wall when the revolution comes*
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I have a new mouse. It's very light and the cursor jumps about the screen like a demented performing flea.

I also have Broadband. Everything seems to be going very fast now. I almost miss dial-up, it made it so much easier to be lazy.

Also, for anyone on my flist who likes Swordspoint:

Conversations with the Mad by [livejournal.com profile] thornsmoke

It's a lovely, elegant piece of writing that captures the book's atmosphere perfectly. The language is beautiful and her imagery is exquisite. Her dialogue has the jagged edges of the novel and her characterisation of Richard and Alec is spot-on.

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