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I … I think I need a girlfriend.

Last night at aboot one in the morning I decided that I would upgrade my laptop to the latest version of Ubuntu: HARDY HERON. At about three o’clock with approximately two and half more hours to go to finish downloading all of the updates (here I should thank my apartment complex for piddling the money I trustingly give them each month for high speed internet on beer and prostitutes) I decided that I would just let my computer do the work while I slept. Hooray!

I woke up at ten o’clock the same morning and kind of sensed that something was amiss. This isn’t unusual; I usually imagine that bad things are happening to me. Since I wasn’t going to be able to go back to sleep I trotted out to the living room to find that my laptop was turned off. When I tried to turn it on, it flashed the little lightning bolt shaped led at me. A subtle way of saying “One of your roommates unnplugged me because he is a stupid jackanapes.”

Plugging it in and turning it on confirmed what I had feared – it hadn’t made it through the install process and was now half gibbon, half heron, all some other creature that doesn’t actually do anything. A big hooray to whoever it was that unplugged my computer to stick absolutely nothing in its place.

On the plus side, it did mean that I got to stay home and fix my computer instead of going to work and getting monies. I eventually fixed it by reinstalling everything from the CD I’d made of Hardy Heron and doing a little cleanup.

Anyway, the point of the story is that my operating system is the best thing ever. Boy howdy does it make me happy. The desktop effects are better integrated than ever. My wireless and other hardware were automatically detected without any tweaking by me. Everything looks a lot better and the integration of all the latest releases of open source applications is fantastic. Hooray, again I say, hooray!

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