Today I did my first hill start (i.e. starting the car and getting it to move on a hill). It wasn’t the greatest hill start ever but I got the car started and moving in the right direction, which, considering it was only my third lesson, makes me quite happy . Hill starts are taught early in Bradford anyway, I believe, mainly because there are so many hills here and not many flat roads to learn on.
My laptop’s hard drive is now essentially dead. The system can read from it sometimes, but Windows now won’t boot. So I’m stuck with a Live CD of Mandriva One for now.
And ‘for now’, I mean 1-2 weeks, because I have now ordered the fabled MacBook! For budget reasons I’ve stuck with the 1.83 GHz model instead of the 2.0 GHz model, but I have opted for a memory upgrade to 1
MB and a mini-DVI-to-VGA adaptor since it might be useful. I also bought Hari’s birthday present yesterday, but more on that soon.