On Monday I took our aged laptop to campus to give my presentation to the other doc students. The laptop appears to have found this a disagreeable journey, because yesterday it died. Or it mostly died, as Miracle Max might say; my husband has coaxed it into a Linux-driven new life.
The problem is that I have a big stats assignment due on Friday. With the Windows machine, I had a GUI that gave me access to the SAS server. We now have two Linux boxes and I have no access to stats software with friendly little check-box windows saying "make me six histograms, please."
I have a powerful but forbidding stats program on this machine. It makes me want to cry, actually. As I have posted before, the topic most likely to trigger a big argument between Elwood and me is the computer, and that kind of makes me want to cry too. Oh, UGH, now I am crying. Over the computer. Time to get a grip.
It's also time for me to run and see a family for therapy. Here's hoping the learning curve for R (the scary stats program) seems less precipitous when I get back.