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  • Are you saying Burns night or Boo-urns?

    We were a little late, but this year we celebrated Burn’s night, Haggis and all. Burn’s night is celebrated on the birthday of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, the 25th of January. Traditional Scottish food is accompanied by poems, bagpipe music, and a series of addresses. While we waited for the haggis and accompaniments […]

  • Out of the Ashes

    Welcome to Phoenix One, the new Ordinary Decent Laptop Eighteen days after the Great Fire of Plymouth (not to be confused with the fire of 1902), I am typing on my brand new Dell Inspiron 16, and what a computer it is. The specifications roughly matched my old laptop, but were updated, and the only […]

  • The Aftermath

    The smouldering remains of my Inspiron 15 7000 are making their way to the Republic of Ireland. After the drama of last week, things have settled down considerably. Dell have collected my damaged laptop and promised a replacement system in the next ten days or so, although what form that computer will take is anyone’s […]

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  • Love the night, but hate the rain!

    I’m sitting here, back at home after getting soaked walking around Belfast. My ‘waterproof’ coat was completely saturated 10 minutes into a 30 minute walk to the Europa. The title may seem weird, but also familiar to those who have played Vampire Rain – the game with some of the dodgiest voice acting ever. Have […]

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  • Halloween, and more

    It has been another busy week, and I’d like to say I didn’t post last night because I was working, but really I was just playing the new Deus Ex DLC – The Missing Link. Halloween was on Monday of course, and strangely didn’t feel as “Halloweeny” thanks to the medic Halloween party being last […]

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  • Late night, late post

    I’m a bit delayed this week thanks to being crazy busy. It was only a week, but felt like a month looking back at the last post. I had an anatomy test (pretty easy), presentation (not so easy, but it’s over), and I also had a two hour meeting with one of my group mates […]

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  • The phone saga continues: To Argos!

    The long awaited (for me, anyway) phone call from Argos came today, with a vague message simply stating that my phone has arrived in store. Whether it has been repaired, replaced, or simply returned (sorry, I meant allegedly “replaced”), I do not yet know. It’ll be good to get my phone back, but at the same […]

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