where flap the tatters of the symlink

Sunday July 25, 2004
As soon as I got to New York, my sister's laptop immediately died. Why is it that wherever I go, problems follow me?

Has anyone ever had /etc spontaneously disappear, on a mac? /private/etc stayed in-tact, but /etc disappeared. It seems something else has gone wrong too, since at the phase of boot where you're supposed to see a big grey apple, instead we see a big grey universal "No" sign. (Circle with a slash through it.)

reflect, repent, reinstall