I now have Knoppix CDs that actually work, for both the PC and yes, my iBook too. Which I guess answers my question, "Can you run Linux on an iBook?" Yes you can. How cool is that? It didn’t recognize my Airport connection but it was a thrill just to see KDE running on this thing. Maybe another CD-distro will work better… I’ll look around, maybe there’s one tailor-made for the iBook.
So if I have Knoppix CDs, that means of course I went and got a new CD burner today (=yesterday). Jeff, you wanna come see me smash my Iomega now? You can even help, I have an old Click’o'Death zipdrive just for you. Heheh. So, the new one is the cheapest most affordable external I could find, an I/OMagic MagicWriter 4x4x6. It works fine on the Linux machine but unfortunately doesn’t on the iBook, which kinda defeats the purpose of buying an external, but oh well. Maybe one day I’ll put a Linux partition on here and be able to use it that way.
Patrick popped by just before John got home from the airport, so I immediately dragged them both with me to the computer store to look for the CD burner. But not before getting a little mini-lecture from John about how my teeth are more important than burning CDs… I should save that $60 for the dentist!! Yes, I really should, so can we go now? I gave him the puppy-dog sad face and he relented. God, I suck. I’m a horrible person with gnarly teeth, scratched-up glasses, worn-out shoes and only one pair of jeans. But never let it be said that I can’t burn a CD. :-O
While we were in there the whole building’s power went out! You could still see a little, from the natural light coming in through the front windows, but I guess it was a security risk for them so they asked all the customers to step outside until the power came back on about ten minutes later. I had visions of NYC flashing through my head of course, but it wasn’t like that; all the other stores in the vicinity had power. It must take a hell of a lot of electricity to run that place, with at least 100 computers turned on and the AC blasting.
3AM, time for bed…!