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Tech Support

Buffalo Drivestation hd-lbu2

Ok – Tech Support night tonight.

Trying to setup a 1.0TB Buffalo Drivestation (fancy product name for an external hard-drive) to our Thompson Router as a NAS so that we can share it and I can download all our iTunes Media (music, films, books) onto it so that we don’t have to have the behemoth NAS Linkstation running all the time, only when we need to do a backup.

That’s the theory anyway.

As ever, nothing involving technology is quite so simple as it purports to be – whoever invented the phrase ‘plug-n-play’ had obviously watched too much Star Trek where everything is solved with the discovery of a new type of previously unknown sub-atomic particle – i.e. life just ain’t that simple!


Had a good gym session earlier – cross-training day again and I’m going to do another test run tomorrow to get back onto schedule with the training. I was thankful to have a good session earlier as last night’s swimming was bordering on awful – back to drown prevention – even Zelda was struggling to find ways to encourage and motivate me – I could see that ‘WTF’ look on her face most of the time. Ah well, at least we had a LOL about it as well.

As it was Shrove Tuesday today (the traditional eve of lent using-up-all-ingredients-in -the-larder day) we had pancakes this evening – simple to make, but nothing luxury today – the children have been used to occasionally having what they refer to as luxury pancakes with ice-cream, chocolate sprinkles, honey, maple syrup, yoghurt, etc., so they were a little put out that the traditional fare was not quite as grand as they had been expecting. It was late by the time we finished so maybe that also had something to do with how grizzly they were getting.

Anyway, back to Tech Support.