Paying homage to Edward A. Murphy, Jr.
I never had a slice of bread,
Particularly large and wide,
That did not fall upon the floor,
And always on the buttered side.
It just happens. Within a span of four weeks, I crash my car, my glasses break, my contacts — mere day after I wore them for the first time — tear and then, my laptop dies.
And with that, my online frequency drops even lower. To the point where I have not signed into MSN for about 3 weeks now. The desktop is there, and I will most probably get my laptop back within another fortnight too. But neither of the optimist bits is applicable to the heavily customized and mutilated Fedora+LFS distribution I had on my laptop. From X.org to Firefox, everything was compiled and customized for my build environment. In fact, I had been dragging around the same distribution for about two years now. When I had to switch from the desktop an year ago, I just transferred images of the whole drive using
netcat and modified it later on to suite the mobile hardware. Now that it’s lost, I’m looking forward to trying out other distributions. After I get my notebook back in my hands, I’ll likely be choosing between Fedora (attractive again because of the upcoming deca-release), Gentoo or Slackware. If I have to inevitably setup everything again, at the very least I should be having a learning experience with something fresh.