March 8th, 2007



Have you ever had stuff stolen from inside your house? If so, you no doubt understand the overwhelming desire to just get the hell out of there and go live somewhere else. Now, how about having stuff stolen from your house the day before the movers are due to come and move the rest your stuff?

We were robbed yesterday. Gone are my laptop, Amy's camera, Amy's friend's laptop (it was at our house so I could have a look at fixing it), and Amy's collection of coins from around the world. On the up side, we no longer live in the place that got robbed, and we now live in a bigger, better, safer place in another part of town.

I used my laptop mostly as a wireless terminal. I didn't keep anything too terribly important on it, but it was my only Windows machine and I was in the middle of doing my taxes for this year (with a tax program for Windows). I don't really know what else might have been on there. There might be somebody out there getting their grubby little hands into my stuff as I type this, or maybe not. I don't have any idea whether any of the info on there would make me more vulnerable to anything.

I hooked up a screen and keyboard to my FreeBSD machine, which I haven't used as a desktop machine in ages. X started, but xterm wouldn't. Looks like I have a spot of bitrot to clean up.

It's late now and we've been dealing with this and insurance and moving stuff all day, so I'm going to head to bed.