hello world

..from ubuntu, everyone's favourite linux distro.

wow, it has all kinds of funny configuration quirks, and has debian-like credibility and doesn't have a root password and best of all was designed by a spaceman! Yes along with Teflon and those pens that write upside down, my new OS was invented in space, by aliens!

Best of best of all, setting up a wireless connection took less than one evening, or less than the equivalent amount of the middle of the night..

..Sonja is happy, and this makes me happy.



failures of the desktop metaphor

One evening, I sent away a smiling lady with a new PC, assuring her that it would work with her new monitor. It did. Later in the week she returned red-faced, her eyes spouting steam. She'd lost all her files. "I thought they stayed in the screen!" she screamed.

Computer salesman Dave Lee writing in the Guardian Technology section.



i've been a little busy

passing exams and stuff.


sirius cybernetics corporation

"it is very easy to be blinded to the essential uselessness of them by the sense of achievement you get from getting them to work at all"

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