Machines don’t have a soul. Or do they?

After writing yesterday how I felt that the time was ripe to change my desktop system, this morning it started making an ominuous noise. The intensity grew as I tried to save my work via the ssh session I was using… Too late! Blue screen of death and some work lost. Thankfully the laptop is ready and so I’m now using it to type this.

Main lesson – find out about screen and start using it!

The timing just seems so strange though. It has however clarified the future course somewhat, so todday I started removing machines, cables and generally trying to tidy up the desk so I have enough room for my intended setup. The large items have gone already, but now it’s a question of figuring out where all the smaller bits should be moved to. How did I ever accumulate so much junk!