26 March 2014

I think I’ve figured the printer out.

Some of you may remember my rant from 21 March, in which I pour out my exasperation with modern technology in a broken and over-long narrative.

(How’s that for self promotion?)

Anyways, I woke up today to the mammoth task of, you guessed it, more printing. Having downloaded all the past papers yesterday for my revision, I thought I’d take advantage of being at home today to print them all out.

Knowing printing always takes longer than you expect, I wanted to get it out of the way. So, first thing I did after waking up was firmly implanting myself, laptop in hand, next to the damned printer.

I tried to print the first document. Silence.

Box pops up on laptop screen: “Printer failing to load multiple paper.”

Uh-oh. Not the most auspicious start to the envisaged morning of printing fun.

I tried a few different printing options. Then bingo!

It’s the two-sided printing that’s confusing the printer. Turns out my printer is not a friend of the environment. It cannot do two-sided printing.

It could, two weeks ago, when I did my last printing batch in the pre-failure-to-load-multiple-paper era. But apparently not anymore.

In a mixture of disgruntlement (at not being able to print two-sided) and euphoria (at getting the printer to more or less work), I continued with the task. Which lasted two hours.

But now everything’s printed.

I even got round to printing the articles I wanted to print 5 days ago but couldn’t. Not all of them though. I don’t want to carry around 30 sheets of paper for a 76-page article. So those will have to stay on Mendeley, which I have no issue with. *knock wood*

Now I’m hungry. So I’m going to stop writing and go devour my dinner.

I know. I’m always either tired or hungry. This is what happens when you post at the end of the day.

Think of it as a good thing. If I weren’t in such a rush to go eat, or sleep, you’d have to endure more of my writing.

Until tomorrow,









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