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So today a Dell engineer will come to replace my SSD (and motherboard, if necessary) and take the old hardware back.
He'll be here between 08:00 and 17:00, which is quite a time slot
I don't really want to do a lot of work since I've got everything backed up now, but any work I do will not be backed up immediately and it requires me to install some software that I'll have to reinstall later today (or tomorrow, depending on what time he's here).
So I am now faced with what's probably some law:
If I start now the engineer will be here as soon as I've installed everything and am just beginning to get to work.
Or I could do nothing and he'll be here at 17:00
On a positive note, a customer just approved a new project which I get to do so there'll be plenty of work for the rest of the month (and probably next month too)
I first demonstrated this technique, and subsequently perfected it, at the airport luggage carousel, back when you could smoke in an airport. Get to the carousel, light a fag, and my case would always be first out. A win, all for the price of a fag, which would have been duty-free anyway.
Of course, this might have been because my employer graciously paid for me to fly first class.
Lighting a fag in the US is considered a hate crime.
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Not sure I can cope with that again: it took three physical deliveries to get one that worked on arrival last time. Couriers don't like heavy stuff, and generally drop it, a lot.
UPS are the worst, in my experience - I've yet to have a single package delivered by them in a condition which didn't mean full photographic documentation while opening. It seems that you desperately need decoy outer packaging for them to use as a football / ladder / chair while the inner packaging remains relatively intact*. Festooning packages with "FRAGILE" tape is obviously just seen as a challenge ...
* It's the "crumple zone" technique for parcels.
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