Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Some people never learn

An old computer of mine is here, running both Windows (poor defiled thing) and Linux (SuSE 7.3, to be exact). Being the kind of person who never learns from bitter experience and has a very strong OS-updating instinct I saw it as an opportunity to upgrade the thing to SuSE 8.2.

As the result it fell apart in every fundamental way, the BIOS is very obviously broken and so is possibly the motherboard. The motherboard was so ancient that it had probably been used by cavewomen to bash each other's heads in.

Oska came to see my efforts and their unfortunate results, and insulted my intelligence, common sense and moral character, as well as SuSE's both versions, Linus Torvalds, Athlon, the makers of the motherboard, the makers of the BIOS, the makers of the motherboards' battery, and for some reason the two presidential candidates although they surely had nothing to do with it. His battle cry was "now I'll reinstall Windows and everything is gonna be OK", but in the end even he was forced to admit that we have a hardware problem. He is a hardware engineer and tends to blame everything on the software.

Now we gotta get a new motherboard, and probably a new processor and memory as the current ones are ancient too.

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