I've finally appreciated the value of having a functional computer at home because of my experience. It was a quick fix - the much-ballyhooed power supply that my Dad and I bought turned out to be defective.
I did have fun running Puppy Linux on a hard disk-less Athlon 900 box. My bad RAM gave it some hiccups but I can't complain especially when I was running on 192MB, the functional equivalent of borrowed time. (Maybe also the reason why I can't install something - because the bad memory corrupted my downloads.)
Not anticipating this sudden reversal of fortunes, I forgot to make a backup of my Java source codes and upload it to my free file server, Ripway. So I am careful not to start a new project until my home folder is sync'ed with the one at the office. Especially since I was able to code some cool solutions to array problems. Hehehe.
I'll just listen to some Foo Fighters then, while updating my Prengster.
I was trying to "gently" remind an officemate about her P500 debt to me, which has been left unpaid for at least three months now. I may have made the critical error to remind her while replying to a group email. So I receive an email like this:
I WILL PAY YOU KARL, IF ONLY YOU WERE ABLE TO COMPREHEND THE ONE THAT I EXPLAINED TO YOU THE TIME WE SAW EACH OTHER... AS IF I CAN RUN, NEED NOT BROADCAST!Hmmm.
- No, I wasn't able to get it the first time, and this email just makes things worse.
- I don't think there's a need to shout IN ALL CAPS. It just makes it obvious that you were humiliated by my small oversight of telling you to pay me before everybody resigns.
- Yes, you can run. Last time I checked, you weigh maybe half my weight, and can definitely outsprint me anytime.
When I was a little younger, I would go ballistic with antics like that hurled at my sedate, nonchalant person. But now that I have more important things to think about, I'll just post it on my blog, hope that she gets over it, and realize that all I needed was for her to pay up. Within a reasonable amount of time.
This. Is. So. Cool.
I wish I could have a system like that... running Windows on xVM would be cool - and force me to work natively on Solaris while learning Java.
For now, I only hope that the SXDE 9/07 DVD graciously sent to me by Sun would decently run on my resurrected machine. And that there would be a decent CHM reader available for Solaris.
Oops, there is xchm - one problem solved there.