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Illyria

Started: 2005-03-30 22:34:38

Submitted: 2005-03-30 22:52:41

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After killing my computer Monday night, I contemplated my many options. Kiesa pointed out money in a previously-sacred account that I could reappropiate in the interest of marital harmony (two people don't work very well with only one computer), so I went shopping.

Tuesday night I wandered to eBay and bid on a T21 Thinkpad. FedEx says it's going to arrive Saturday. (Home delivery apparently does strange things.) I think I'm going to name her Illyria (I dug up old Angel episodes; it seems to be pronounced ah-LYR-i-ah), but I'll reserve final judgement until I see her in person and determine her actual personality. Kiesa isn't quite sure what I'll do with a computer that thinks it's superior to me, but since it has only an eraser pointing device, I think it's appropriate. (I do have a USB mouse I can use when I get desperate, but since everything I read tells me erasers are superior once one gets used to them, I figure I should be able to handle it.)

The point is that one should never assume that sucky, disgusting software
is written by first year comp sci majors. There are enough professional
programmers out there to cause a far bigger disaster.
- Randseed (132501) on Slashdot, 08 June 2003