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    What's the most Un-fun thing you've done with software?

    Mine has to be downloading Win2K SP4 last night in 640x480 on 64k ISDN.... and then it didn't work

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    similar, but replace the 64k ISDN with 56k slowdem!!!

    its not fun when my last house had 2mb Blueyonder, and in this one i'm waiting for the broadband to be switched on!!!!

    and when I got it downloaded it came up with a corrupt file so wouldnt install!!!

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    hmmm I have 2 meg lines at work , which make windows update almost fun ;-)
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    Not quite the same, but, having to write a massive geography project out in word that was due the next day (yes, left until the last minute), it was boiling hot and I had a splitting headache!

    I swear to god, it has put me off MS Office!

    Failing that, trying to get ISDN to work in Linux a couple of years ago, GAH!!

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    First time installing linux - and wiping my windows partition
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    That and trying to ger SuSE Linux 3.0 to work, many moons ago.
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    Losing three weeks worth of 5 day a week coding for my employer when the dev box hard drive died and the backup CDRW hadn't written properly, rendering it useless.

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    Was going to say Finite Element Analysis but to be different I'll say

    coding!

    Especially when you know people who can code without even thinking about whet they're doing!

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    Trying to sort out KT133E/Soundblaster Live 5.1 patches so my machine:
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    So far it's about 4 out of 6 of the above. Need new soundcard tbh, but am waiting for a new motherboard with soundstorm.

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    Reinstalling Windows and all the other required software. Multiple times, thanks to MBR corruption. Wound up doing this half a dozen times inside the space of 2 months.

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    Installing linux on a partition with windows on first 10gb of the drive a while back ............aaaargh.
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    Had to download a pdf reader @ 0.5kbps to open the email that had my broadband information in (line had been activated), that wasn't fun although it did have a happy ending

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    Flashing a 9700 pro bios on my 9700 np and not checking first if i have a spare PCI card handy incase it went wrong.

    It went wrong and all the pc would do is beep
    Then searched for 2 hours for my old Matrox mystique PCI videocard, then realising i didnt have it anymore (Was in my sisters pc)

    Had no pc, and couldnt play any games for two days while i waited for the day my dad opened his shop where he kept some spares, found an old ATI rage PCI card there, had to pretend i was coming to visit him so had to stay at least a couple of hours (Yawn!)

    Then took it home, and thank f@!~ it worked!!
    phew wont try that again in a hurry.
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