6:35pm GMT+7 ==
It's true! I needed an updated version of depmod. Now that the kernel is running correctly again, I'm going to see if I can get a Debian install to use the serial port on the laptop as a PPP connection to my LAN. I'm excited, but concerned. I don't know if Debian supports the kind of networking I need to do "from the Rescue disk"...
Work is proceeding nicely... I didn't get as much done today as I would have liked, but I was too worn out to continue intelligently. I feel more people should worry about this aspect of their lives. Don't be stupid. Don't underestimate your own ability to start doing stupid things. Some of the smartest people I know are the ones who merely know their own limitations.
Debian install is underway. I'll let the Advogato crowd know how it goes. Thanks for all the reassurances that these words actually do get read. It's cool to be a part of a community, even though that word has been over-used lately.
Pax Omnium Veritas--