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.