Ali (friend, not prof) was in town the week before last. It was awesome hanging out with him again, if only for a little bit.
Work has been crazybusy, as usual, but furthermore I've been slow at getting things done. Largely because I've been distracted by shiny things. And those shiny things are macbooks.
Last week, in a tragic collapse of willpower, I bought the cheapest lappy the FutureShop had. It was an Acer and it was a piece of trash; I spent the weekend laughing at it, its shoddy hardware, its pitiful attempt to run Vista, etc.. Debian wasn't much happier than Vista. It turns out the Acer recovery CD expects that the harddrive is intact with its magic Acer Recovery Partition, or it can't recover anything (wtf!?). I wanted to replace the OS with Vista before returning it to the FutureShop, but even the Vista CD couldn't reinstall Vista; it would just bluescreen and reboot after "installing". This is after the lappy's primary OS was set to Minix at one point so I could format the drive and stuff. Warning: Minix's partition app is shaaady!!! lol. Anyway, FutureShop took back the shoddy Acer, and I got my monies back. Yay!
Last week I had a dream of black macbooks flying around, like I was swimming with them in space. The next day I found this which is basically a video of my dream, and to the tune of a song that I was listening to lots around the time that my macbook was stolen. Wow.
I talked to the bank about lending me money for a black macbook, but they decided I was too hobo. I pondered the shady-beyond-all-reason FutureShop Credit Card, but decided that they are hobos. Then my mom called me randomly on Friday to ask if she could buy me a lappy, a good one. My mom is seriously the most awesome mom ever.
Catherine (my younger sister) had medschool interviews this past weekend at Queens and UofT. So on Sunday I went to visit her and my mom in Toronto, and we had a sensational brunch at some fancy French restaurant downtown. It sounds like her interviews went fabulous which is very happy :) And my mom gave me mad mad cash to buy a macbook, more than I was expecting her to pitch in (and so very voluntarily!). YaaaaY!
I am very excited to be getting a happy black macbook. I've already ordered happy things with which to make it pritty and not get scratched. Although, I'm not as hardcore as these people.... yet. But writing code is about to get much happier!!
I'm feeling much less hobo than I did last week.
Lots of other crazy stuff happened in the past week. I had a meeting with one of the WCF IVCF staff workers where I basically told him off and asked if there was anything I could possibly do to convince him and the others to leave. His response was unsurprising and depressing. I feel pretty crummy about the meeting, but I feel worse about the state that WCF's in, and that I must acknowledge that it's never going to change; not unless the Feds step in on the club's behalf. It's all very sad.
But I'm getting a macbook so life is awesome :D Now, back to work!