My online lectures are audio recordings over PowerPoint presentations that you can view as a video, and some of them are around or over a hour long because my lecturers like to ramble a lot. This last class I need to do is gonna suck.
So, I've just been made redundant from work. Whether this is just temporary for a few months because of corona or permanent because of a minimum wage increase in the UK next month remains to be seen. But now I've lost half of my monthly income when combined with disability benefit.
So, my uni has stopped lectures and any forms of face-to-face contact; the archive I volunteer at once a week has told me not to come in for a bit; and my workplace might shut down because of Covid, and it's likely I won't get sick pay for it because I'm the true definition of a part-time worker (I only pop in once a week.) What a fun March this is turning out to be, and I normally love springtime.
The con I was gonna go to next Saturday has been pushed back to June because of Covid, and the government has pushed back local council and mayoral elections in the UK to next year. Even though Covid might have stabilised/disappeared by this summer. Yaaay, a new excuse for them to undermine democracy!
My Master's dissertation is coming up, and I think I've already got a good idea for a 15k word project, based on the amount of sources I've already collected. (They want us to fill in a form to check if our projects will be viable.)
I've been seeing a few bits of Mikuo (Miku's genderbend) fanart and cosplay on Instagram recently, and all I can think of is, "Holy shit, people still remember/care about Vocaloid genderbends?!" I thought that practise died out in late V2/early V3, around the same time fanloids in general died out because the amount of official Vocaloids released was becoming healthy enough for fanworks without relying on OCs.
I started learning German yesterday! (I've been meaning to for a while now for career prospects, but I haven't found any suitable courses until now). Since I'm a complete noob to the language, I've just been learning basic phrases, grammar rules and pronouns for now. (The pronouns are confusing me the most so far. ^^;)
My PC went into sleep mode just now (as it usually does if I leave it alone for ten minutes), but when I tried booting it up again, it just completely restarted as if I'd pressed the power button to start up? Wtf?
I thought my PC was working fine now, but then Office 365 just suddenly decided to not boot up at all this morning, right when I wanted to continue writing an essay for uni. *headdesk*
Resetting the entire app to its default state fixed it, but if it happens again, I'm just gonna uninstall the app version and download my uni's click-to-install software version. I've heard Windows Apps can sometimes just corrupt at random?
>New Windows Update refuses to install, gets fed up and decides to mess with elevated Command Prompt.
>DISM detects missing/corrupt file. No other methods can work around error code which indicates corruption.
>Becomes royally fed up and installs Win10 1909 via Media Creation Tool. Pulls through after an hour and random internet hiccups.
>Huzzah, no Win Update errors so far! ...But now the graphics drive is borked. Currently fixing that.
>Seriously, Win10 is a nightmare if it develops errors. :( Win7 was way more stable on me.
When you're listening to a song with a good instrumental, but they use either the completely wrong Vocaloid for the track, or they tune the right Vocaloid in a bad way so it ends up bugging the crap outta you. :(