May 14, 2004
Unix should come packaged with Aspirin
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I love Unix, but it sure can be frustrating.
Thanks to helter skelter code I’m working to transcribe, I’m finding myself constantly in positions where I have to think of clever ways to manipulate files, shell variables, and other things that were more directly accomplished on the operating system they were originally meant to be done on. Not that I’m complaining; its good experience learning to do tricky things in *nix, I’m just saying I should probably be payed more. Like, I don’t know, a few grand a line, something like that.
In an attempt to get my home PC up and running again, I tried my hand at E-bay, bidding on the same motherboard that appears to have died on me. No such luck there. E-bay is a ruthless market, and I’m a stingy jew. I’m not paying over 50 bucks for a 2 year old motherboard.
In the end, it turns out to have been a good decision, as yesterday, I ordered a new motherboard from a regular internet retailer, and today, the very next day, it came. Can’t beat service like that.
So if I correctly diagnosed that it was the motherboard that had reached the clearing at the end of the path, I should once again have my PC back up and running. Just in time to beat the inevitably boring South Haven weekend coming just around the corner.