Well, the day after Christmas, my well-loved Ubuntu machine -- originally bought as a MS Windows machine -- died. Try as I might, I couldn't even get the BIOS to boot. Perhaps a stray bit of static when I tried to add some memory? Fortunately, I backed up everything but the few days before Christmas, and even there there was nothing crucial lost.
I'm writing this from within Mac OS X from my new Mac Mini, that I'm about ready to return. (More about that later.) And since the Mac Mini needs USB mouse and keyboard, I bought them. Oh, they're from Microsoft. Someone is laughing somewhere. (PeaceBang, it had better not be you.)
Until I can get my computing situation under control -- and I have bigger fish to fry right now -- blogging will be light.
"More about that later" fix: no mystery really. I hate Macs: they're overpriced and overhyped and are as fragile as aÂ FabergÃ©Â meringue.