yes, it's true. somethings in your life you want to understand to the fullest. other things in your life, you don't care, as long as they work when you expect them to. computing is that way for me. i want to understand everything about it, but also, there are some utilities that i just want to work. anyways, my laptop died this week. no backups. i was scared, then i managed to get it back up and going with knoppix cd (great stuff debian guys). frustrating thing is, i can't reproduce the bug. of course, this makes me afraid to touch the stupid machine for fear that it will go awol again. anyways, entire home dir got rsynced to a lan server as soon as knoppix had booted. stupid computers.