things i miss:
verdana and georgia. internet explorer in general.
all those passwords windows had remembered for me.
knowing what i’m doing.
here i am, scrambling for purchase on the slippery slope of the linux learning curve. i’ve figured out how to unzip stuff on the command line and i’ve installed a better browser. all this figuring stuff out is something i’ve not done in a long time. i know it’s good for me, and that’s why i’ve so far resisted the temptation to go use that old familiar windows machine not ten feet away from me. my brain is tired and a little sore, just like the beginning of any exercise program.
i’ve caught glimpses of a dazzling array of new things to learn. i go between rejoicing and cringing. in retrospect i was a wee bit overconfident going in, but i think that sort of foolhardy, uninformed optimism was necessary to get me over the fear and doubt.
and all in all, this was a necessary step for me, because there was just no way for me to continue reconciling my endless bitching about M$ with my complete dependence on it. there’s such ugly helplessness in that sort of mindset.
and hopefully soon i’ll be getting over this and be thinking of other things to babble to you about, but then again, chances are i’m going to bore you with a lot more geeky hooha before i’m done.