I already had a list of things I really need to buy myself when my budget stretches to more than 'food and bills'. It had previously consisted of 'shoes that don't have holes in', but has now stretched to a wireless router, because our wireless network is completely shot apparently, and a DVD player. the router's not a big deal, I guess, because we have ethernet, but the fact that my 4-year old multiregional £20 DVD player has finally decided to crap out, with
my Blackadder II
DVD therein, which incidentally is worth more than the player itself. Of course, Amazon now have no multiregionals for less than £35, and I'd really rather eat right now.
Add to that the fact that I can't seem to back up my LJ - the LJ export page gives an empty page. LJArchive tells me:
The server requires that you set your encoding setting before your journal can be downloaded. This setting can be found at your journal's web site, at the bottom of the 'Edit Personal Information' page in the 'Auto-convert older entries from:' box
- and I can't even find the 'Edit Personal Information' page. It's certainly not on the edit profile page. Lj-Sec tells me:
Error Message: Client error: Invalid text encoding: Cannot display this post. Please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/encodings.bml for more information
Oh yeah, and both my computers are so memory starved right now they can hardly do anything.
Technology hates me.
OK, enough ranting. I'm going to do the bills then knit.