It seems machines are biting back at me lately. On Sunday my laptop inexplicably entered into a boot loop – I tried repair procedures, tried to reinstall Windows, and both failed, leaving me facing that most drastic of steps – a full factory reset (which means losing all the files I had saved on there, in particular a lot of photos of my little girl). I don’t want to do it, but it might be the only means to get the laptop working again.
My other gripe is the failure of the so-called Smartcard system my local train company operates. I’m sure when it works it works well, but loading tickets onto it is virtually impossible without being able to go online, which is a lot trickier without a laptop – plus, the site says my card isn’t registered – I’m pretty sure it is!