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One Heck of a Week

So I've had one heck of a week.  I had computer issues.  Now, I'm a programmer, so computer issues for me are usually a shrug and fixed, but this took me a whole week, so I decided to share the kind of horrendous things that happened.

The lesson to be learned
First, there is a bit of explanation required.  Over my years of programming, my main asset has been that I can get into "learning mode" where I follow instructions explicitly and don't worry so much about what each instruction is doing until it works and I can go back over it and figure out what the instructions had me do.  This experience seems to have served to teach me that there is an inherent flaw in following instructions without thinking.  In the future, while following instructions, I will try to remember to do so with caution.

How it all started
So it started with a rookie mistake.  I was setting up a raspberry pi 2 with arch linux, and the instructions require you to use fdisk.  What did I do?  I …