05/26/2005: "Back in M$"

Listening to: nothing
Current mood: not displeased

So, I've finally got my system back up and running. It was a trickier install than usual (for some reason 2k choked on my cdrom drive until I installed SP4... which is weird..) but I think I've got everything almost back to the way it was before the crash, which is nice. In the meantime though, I had a great time running Linux. I kinda wish that I could run it all the time, but there's too much stuff I need to run for work that's Windows specific. And of course there's the fact that I'm a gamer, and you can't do much gaming in Linux (a few of the huge-name titles getting eventual ports, or else Cedega with its fees/lack of compatiblity thing isn't really acceptable). Actually it's funny, I use dos for quite few tasks on my system and now my fingers keep wanting to type 'ls' instead of 'dir' whenever I go to the command line.

Anyway, it was enough fun that I'm vaguely thinking of building a Linux box. But then again, aren't we all? Although my brother-in-law Ed wants me to help him out with this software project he's working on Linux (despite the fact that I'm a terrible coder, which should make sense seeing as I was an English major as opposed to comp-sci, though I guess I did technically work as a web applications developer for a year...) so who knows, maybe I'll put one together after all.

Anyway, that's about all that's going on tonight other than my first NWN session in days. Which was fun except that I kept getting this glitch that wouldn't let me access my inventory basically every time I was in the middle of a fight with some boss-type monster and got me killed way too many times. Although I did take out the Maker which was a pretty intense battle (for anyone who stumbles across this on Google looking for tips to beat the Maker from HotU - four words: Black Blade of Despair. you're welcome - assuming you have a spellcaster or someone who can read scrolls that is).

Alright, I've discussed Linux, gaming, and D&D. Nerd quota... FILLED!

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