August 25th, 2004

fotherington-tomas

Eeeeeeeeek!

I HAVE BROADBAND!

I will never leave the house again. I haven't got my wireless router or card yet, but I found that I can plug the modem into my iBook without any fancy installation disks and it worked straight away! The technician seemed very amused at my joy. So now I can download whatever I want!
  • Current Mood
    geekily thrilled
fat pony like thunder

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Gah. Even with broadband, technical problems abound. My Mail programme (the standard OSX 'Mail') won't send any e-mails (although it'll receive them), saying that the "relay not permitted". To make things worse, it won't display the 'preferences' option - when you click it just shows the list of e-mail filtres set up by me, rather than all the different preferences. Any ideas, Mac tech people?
  • Current Mood
    incredibly frustrated
fat pony like thunder

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Grrrrrrr. So, I've figured out why I can't send mail - I have to change the outgoing server to an eircom one. That's fine. Or it would be, if I could do it! I still can't view my mail preferences, and it's driving me mad. There's no apparent reason for it. And of course, such a freakish problem isn't included on the ridiculous Mac support site, and of course Mac don't have a tech support line (actually, they do, and if you've had your computer for more than two months you've got to pay fifty quid for a consultation). I don't know what to do, apart from giving up on OSX Mail and installing Outlook Express instead. Help me, Mac tech people! If you can...
fat pony like thunder

won't you put on your dress and come down to magazine avenue?

I love broadband! My teething problems have been sorted out, thanks to stephencass, who solved my vanished-preferences problems. And now I've got Limewire and Acquisition, and have so far downloaded 'Lost Weekend' and 'Pretty Gone' by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, and 'Everybody Loves Me But You' by Juliana Hatfield. I was trying to find all of 'Hey Babe', but alas that was the only song off it that was available.* Is my dated indie-dork showing?


Oh, and I'm very, very glad to see that all my Toronto friends are okay.

*Ever since alicetiara mentioned early Juliana Hatfield the other day, I've been craving that album, which I taped off someone back in the dark ages, a tape which has joined my Huggy Bear singles and Giant Steps by the Boo Radleys in the "music I really liked which mysteriously vanished and could never be found again" file.
  • Current Music
    Juliana Hatfield: Everybody Loves Me But You