Battle of the Gladiators - 1370°C
Feb. 6th, 2006
10:45 pm - Battle of the Gladiators
Ok, that's just what it felt like.
Continuing the "birthday in February" trend, damndirtyzombie bought me a new motherboard and cpu from PC Club on Sunday (thanks for the advice djsparkydog and C). I threw in for a new case and memory and here i've gone from a Celeron 900 with a gig of RAM to an Athlon 64 3500+ with a gig of RAM and a really nifty motherboard with a GeForce 6100 built in.
The last two days have been spent in an epic battle between good and evil trying to install Ubuntu, which decided that it didn't want to install from my DVD burner, hung on normal install from a regular CD-ROM, and was finally battled into submission by installing minimally (just the base system) and then using Aptitude to install the ordinary desktop packages. X is up and running and everything seems to work. Yar, still going to dual boot Windows if i can manage to get XP to see the network (there are just programs that i can't live without that only run in Win...unless i can get them running in an emulator), but i'm currently posting from my new Linux system.
In other news, in addition to the capitalism, this was one of the best weekends in a very long time. Happiness abounds, and since he'll be here in less than a month, i can officially start the countdown to nephster13's arrival in NM.