i finally did it!
upon seeing the end result i am a bit downtrodden. yes, it was all trite, unmeaningful wastefulness, but i refused to be daunted.
and i proved that my laptop at work is total crap. an old dell is just nearly useless.
or maybe it was my lack of coffee this morning, preceded by a cold shower with a window in the shower wall, in an unheated house.
down with laptops and cold showers, i emerge victorious! now my profile isn't quite so colorless.