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Journal BrodeCo's Journal: The OS that would not die (WinXP)

Gah. Well, I still haven't installed Slackware 8.1 ... here is a list of reasons why:

1) I have a life. Computer problems take a backseat when I have a girlfriend. Always. It's not very geek of me, but it's true. I get most of my geek work done when Sparky is at work.
2) Windows XP is poorly designed.
It's a pain in the ass to make an ISO image with XP. It just is. I tried downloading something called "ISO Recorder" but it crashed. Then I got "Power Toys", which was supposed to add ISO burning functionality to this piece of shit OS. No luck.
Actually, on a side note, I'm really impressed with both XP and the XBOX. I finally love Big Brother. (That doesn't mean I'm going to leave this blasted Win2k partition on here. No, this mothafuckin' partition is going BYE BYE as soon as Sylvia leaves for work tomorrow and I can sit down and geek out for a good 8 hours.
3) I'm stupid.
I don't remember half of the crap I've learned about Linux... most of my tech knowledge is stored safely in an overhead compartment, somewhere in the nether regeions of my brain. Damn it. Stuff like fdisk, etc. comes back to me once I read some HOWTOs, but this really gets to me-- that I've been using computers for 20 years and I still really don't know shit when it comes right down to it.

I ran Cat5 from the XBox to our NIC card, but nothing magical happened. I would have been really impressed with Microsoft had XP at least shown some glimmer of detection. Oh well.

Note to self: remember to fix Sparky's Nokia.

I wired up a nice sound system here at the house, but I'll have to wait until Lance wakes up to use it. I can't wait to see the look on his face when I teach him about KaZaA. In fact, when Lance finds out he can watch The Simpsons and Futurama, I'll probably have to clean up the office-- my guess is that the office will get really crowded, and I'll have to buy that new video card [once my replacement VISA arrives] with Fire Wire... blah blah blah... yeah, Lancey will be excited to puff the magic dragon with me here in the Brode Cave.

But, yeah. I'm really fucking frustrated with the current OS project. Grr.
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The OS that would not die (WinXP)

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