well, you know, there is just no limit to how ASININE i can get. at least it's the christmas season and i have NOTHING to do. I was messing around in the terminal today, showing this friend of mine how cool it is, and how dangerous. i typed in "sudo rm -rf /system," and said, "if i hit enter and give it my password, my computer would basically be screwed." i tried to delete the folder from finder, but of course it refused to let me. then i said, "see now, sudo lets me do stuff like that." long story short, i hit enter, thinking i would get a pasword prompt, but i forgot that earlier in my session i had used the fink updater and it had sudoed me and gotten my password, and it doesn't ask for the password every time, so it just flat deleted my /system directory. well, let me tell you, that's not any fun. i'v put all my personal and chimera/mail files in a .sit and sent them to my PC (which took an ungodly long time, i don't know why), and now it's go time. clean install. BTW, i tried to just install OS X again over this, which is how i salvaged all my personal stuff, but for some reason i lost GCC and none of my fink packages would work at all. and let me tell you, i don't feel comfortable not having GCC on my system. that reminds me, i need to save my benchmarks. this is a sad, stupid day my friends. cya when i redo my system entirely, looks like i get to be one of the first "clean installs" of 10.2.3.