By relative spending, I do NOT in fact mean spending on ones relatives.
Rather I would like to propose that spending to me seems relative.
Due to my tired and clumsy car crash in the corporate car park last week, which we now have established will cost over 2000 CHF ( about 1300 GBP) to put right I have come to the somewhat logical conclusion that:
If I'm going to spend all that money on something that does not bring me pleasure, then I feel somewhat more liberated to fritter away some money on something that does.
Well my backup laptop, the now 6 year old HP/Compaq nx8220 just will not boot up correctly. it keeps losing visibility of the hard disk. It is some sort of hardware glitch. And so in fact this Sunday February 27th I tried without success to make it into a Linux laptop that I can take to work to use as new workstation (my corporate laptop is even worse!!) But what did not install?
- Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.04 from the CDROM - no
- Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.04 from the USB key - no
- Tried both the internal CDROM drive and an external DVD drive - no