I had a hell of a time getting laptops for this because I didn't want to bring a GOOD laptop, but all my good ones have Windows XP on them, and that's really a bad idea for a convention where there's a lot of hackers. The first laptop was one that I got from fuzzywhuze; specifically one he dropped and never got to work again. It had no hard drive. I got a hard drive, and got Slackware on it, but the laptop had no NIC, and the PCMCIA NIC I had needs a 2 x PCMCIA slots (an old tulip Xircom). So I decided to hook up wireless... and last night I found that the "r" and "t" keys stopped working.
Makes it hard to login as root with no R and T.
So I had to go back to my old laptop I got from [mumblemumble] in 2003 because [mumblemumbledidn'taskforitbackmumblemum
When I get back, takayla will be gone. She's visiting her sister Debbie. Debbie's getting hip replacement surgery, and seeing as we've already lost sister Brenda (MS, hospital negligence), bother Fran (Hep C from hospital negligence), and mom Sally (total respiratory failure during routine knee surgery, hospital negligence)... we don't trust hospitals. So takayla is going to keep total vigilance on Debbie and won't be back until Tuesday evening.
I miss her already :(