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The Sea of Stars

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Computer Woe
Spring - luna_ann
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My new PC, which I've had for less than a month, is already malfunctioning. It's suddenly become very slow (even slower than my old one) and refuses to open programs, telling me that they all contain 'errors'.

I wouldn't mind so much except that it's a pain to keep backing up my files. -_-

In other news, I have been applying for jobs left right and centre, both temporary and permanent. At the moment, there are two language jobs that I'm applying for, apart from the work placement in France. One is a part time post in France, just outside Paris (PARIS!), translating IT documents for a company; the other is a permanent placement here in the UK in Buckinghamshire, proof-reading translations from French and Spanish, with an opportunity to become an in-house translation.

The thing is, I don't know what to wish for. I've finally got myself a little organised with regards to exercise and things and I'm going to phone up my friend's driving instructor and get that part of my life organised. If I get the job in France or Buckinghamshire, that means everything I've got here will have to be changed or put on hold: but both of them would be really good for my career (the permanent job especially). Any advice?

In other news, still finishing December, although I have managed to write one ficlet for January and have another one in mind. I don't why I always end up tormenting Haruka in my stories, but it seems to be a pattern. I must be more like Michiru than I thought.


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Firstly, re: the computer, have you called the company to complain? Because it sounds to me like you got something that was damaged in transit or put together wrong or something. I would definitely have them either send you a new PC - free of charge - or have them send someone to take a look at it. Because that is all kinds of uncool.

As for the job... I can see where that would be a tough decision. Definitely get lots more information should it happen that you have to make a decision. I know nothing about costs of living in and around Paris, but I'd guess that a part-time job wouldn't be enough to cover expenses. On the other hand, that's totally the sort of experience that I think anyone in your field needs.

And yay you for writing more Shitennou fic! :D Good luck with everything!

First, I love the icon.

Dad has e-mailed the company and we're going to get the computer exchanged. Because I haven't even had it a month and it's within warranty, so... *shrugs* No skin off our noses, just rather annoying.

Yes, the experience would be invaluable but the actual situation, maybe not so much.

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