Last time I tried installing Linux on my laptop, it was a nightmare. Wireless card wouldn't work, screen resolution was off, sleep mode and power control were crap. That was then, this is now. I downloaded, burned onto CD, and installed Ubuntu 6.06 on my Dell Latitude D400.
I would love to brag about how I had to recompile the kernel and hack all kindsa cool deep, technical settings to optimize the OS, but alas it was delightfully simple. I booted from the CD, clicked on Tokyo, and installed. Wireless PCMCIA card was recognized, software installed, everything worked. And the machine is FAST. Boots and runs way snappier than Windows ever did.
Struggled a bit to upgrade Firefox to a 2.x version, but after some googling I found a simple install script that ran all the package install and registration stuff. And now it works.
A couple more years of innovation like this, and I could even get my mom to use Linux.

noah's ark #301

Got the keys to the new Kuroda Household, aka apartment 301 in Noah's Ark. This place is by all definitions the La Bomba. Utility with side load combo washer/dryer. Mucho closet space. Central air and heating. Massive BBQ balcony. South wall of windows. Living room big enough for futsal. Killer Japanese room.
Amusing to note that the master bedroom alone is larger than the first apartment P and I used to live in.
We move in April 15!

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Took Emy and Dolf to lunch and then we took a long walkabout. First went to Shibuya to check out the fabric store, and then stopped by Bic Camera to see the various toys. After that we walked up to Harajuku and checked out the cool kids getting their photos taken, then walked up to Omotesando and through Aoyama. We took a taxi through Aoyama Cemetery and saw the cherry blossoms, then had bevvies at Starbucks Tsutaya and walked home through Moto Azabu.

Took a little break at home, then headed up to Azabu Jyuban for Korean BBQ at Sankoen.