All the parts for my Linux MP3 server had arrived, so I built it, and it worked first time.
So I booted Knoppix to test it, and everything worked.
Then the post was delivered, and my “green card” was in the mail.
Then I started the Gentoo install process, and the installed detected all the hardware and configured the network for me without any work.
Then I went into the square, and it was ArtBeat, so I had some curry for lunch, and some fair trade iced coffee, and wandered around.
Then I spent some quality time with the PlayStation 2 while Gentoo bootstrapped itself. (I decided that a full three-stage install would be a good soak test for the new hardware, as well as an interesting way to get to know a new distribution.)