So I'm out of the infinite loop, but therein lies a moral. Having tried to repair my Windows installation, then re-formatted my C-drive ~ twice, I still got the message telling me that my computer had a 'serious error' probably caused by my video display driver. "Fossilised fish-hooks!" as Jennings
would have said. Now it seemed as if I would have to buy a new video card. At least, this is what my tame computer expert and noted Jakarta webmaster, the Reveller
, suggested. However, he also suggested that I dismantle the innards, which I did. I swept out the cobwebs and silt that Jakarta's haze
deposits, unslotted and reslotted the video card and, golly gumdrops, everything is fine.
Except, I can't see Miss Weatherpixie
to the right. Is this being blocked by my superduper firewall? Or is it because I now have to download Java? Only time will tell, and that must wait for cheaper rates and a better connection than we have in business hours.
Of course, all this personal stuff is because there's bugger all to say about the Presidential election which is only 5 days away. The Jakarta Post
can't get worked up about it. Today it is reduced to quoting meals-on-wheels vendors saying that they prefer watching the football to listening to SBY sing.
Me too, so here's a couple of soccer stories you may have missed.
1. Charlton Athletic defender Mark Fish withdrew
from South Africa's World Cup squad on Monday following stinging criticism of his recent performances in the local media, officials said on Monday.
2. And David Beckham's abysmal penalty against Portugal has ended up in Spain... Really
. The England captain's comical spot-kick landed in the hands of 25-year-old Spaniard, Pablo Carral, who said he was taking the ball home. "We were sitting in row Q!" said Mr Carral, laughing hysterically.
Ho, ho. Time for another mug of the local brew.