Oh Windoze, how I loathe thee

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I've had my new MacBook running [:http://www.parallels.com|Parallels] and the dreaded Windoze XP for all of 72 hours now, and I'm already reinstalling the OS. Seems the copy of Cisco VPN client I found on the intarweb went and crapped itself, allowing me to neither run or uninstall it, nor load a more recent version on top of it. So, I'm back to watching XP install for what it estimates to be 54 minutes, give or take.

I guess I'm now an official [:http://isfullofcrap.com/oldcrap/2005/04/thud.html|reboot monkey]. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to Barnes & Noble to pick up some study aids for my [:http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoft.com%2Flearning%2Fmcp%2Fmcse%2F&ei=vzz8RI-vJ6XIqAKz_qGNDg&sig=__vWGoPAmy4RYVdYHck3XVEOANlUA=&sig2=-yLOMJXqMmcVT-L_Pc6Gmw|MCSE] exam.