A Conversation With Myself

Me: Do we remember this?

Myself: Yes. Why?

Me: Just checking

[53 Hours Later]

Me: Do we remember what we said about why we don’t use Gentoo?

Myself: Yes, of course. Why?

Me: So, what on Earth possessed you … yes, you, not us, this has nothing to do with me … what on Earth possessed you to try compiling a web browser from source on Arch?

Myself: Erm …

Me: Instead of downloading the binary that was helpfully signposted by the developer.

Myself: Ummm …

Me: What about upgrades? Can you simply apply them when they become available?

Myself: Ah … about that …

Me: And forgive me if I’m being slow on the uptake here, but isn’t it the otherWindows … machine on which you need an unhardened browser for those rare occasions (when undoing all the hardening would be more dangerous than simply unpacking a virgin copy of Portable Firefox and using that instead)? So this has all been a complete waste of time.

Myself: Oh … yes … so, it is …

Me: You utter pillock.

There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live and too rare to die.