Yup, poor lovebug just dies when the internet is slow. At least it taught me what a facepalm is. I didn’t know he has to title actions now. Must be a Reddit thing.
It takes a lot to anger Randall, but he never fails to yell this after talking to Comcast. I just learned what Bash is the other day even though I’ve been using it for almost a year. I initially thought it was a language! Wow. Even a simple shell script can replace a job.
Today is my birthday(and Easter)! I just remembered it’s my twin sister’s birthday too, so happy birthday Allison! Anyway, one year Randall gave me Warcraft ( in a little software box-remember those?) as a present. I was livid. First of all, I hadn’t played the game in years! Secondly, it cost money to play! That turned into a fight… especially when I found out he threw out the receipt. Oh well, it was still nice of him.
So we just moved and I unpacked my husband’s clothes for him (because I’m amazing). It was pretty easy considering he only owns a few essential hacker necessities. He has tons of tech shirts but usually opts for a black t-shirt. In fact, ever since we started dating, I told him that he reminds me of a cartoon character because he wears the same thing all the time. I like that he values comfort and simplicity but he needs to at least start dressing up for Halloween.
I’ve learned that the internet service provider is the most important amenity when choosing a home. In Los Angeles, we couldn’t find fiber anywhere that we had lived but now that we’re moving to Walnut Creek/East Bay, I think there is hope for a home sweet home.
Randall and I built my desktop together. It was the first computer and only computer that I’ve built. We picked out all the parts from Newegg.com and built it for like 500 bucks. I think that was about four or five years ago. I still use it. After we built it, I got to learn about drivers and opensource software. We had to find all the applications and the operating system online to download and install. It was a totally new experience and a bargain. Randall said my small fingers saved him hours of struggle too! (We would do it more often but have since happened to buy only laptops.)
I didn’t know about the Blue Screen of Death until it appeared on my computer, and my husband had this reaction. This famous crash message even has a Wikipedia page with a slideshow of public sightings. How nerdy!
We are moving again in three weeks to San Francisco/East Bay area to attend fellow hackathons and such. The last two times that we moved, I worked full time and left the unpacking to Randall. It turned out like this image above each time; he only unpacked his laptop and some books on hacking. That was it! He didn’t see the problem, just “the essentials”.
Randall speeds sometimes and tells me we just have to get to 88 mph. It took me a few years to realize that this is because he pretends he’s in the movie, Back to the Future. He wasn’t proud that it took me so long to understand. Now, we speed if there’s a van behind us because it means that “the Libyans are coming.”