Hard drive wiped, I set about recovering a semblance of my previous home computer. This is not as tragic as you might think: I have a second machine, my file server with all the drivers I need , humming away next to me. I am aiming for NT server, but the file server has no floppy drive so I can't make a boot disk. The NT Server CD isn't bootable (part of Backoffice), but NT Workstation is, so I install Workstation, and then install Server on top of that. The NIC installs smoothly, the video card is fine, and now I'm up to the scary part: the modem, which has given me conniptions in the past, and I'm not sure which of the 5 different driver sets is appropriate for it. I stumble on the correct drivers, nothing is irrecoverably screwed up in the registry, but now my ISP does not answer the phone. How am I supposed to know if I set up TCP/IP and RAS correctly?
Lunch with Kelly at the Pub. She gives me cigarettes, bringing my total smoked to 3 for today.

"Goodnight Wesley, sleep well, I'll probably kill you in the morning."