I learned today that my laptop speakers had been running on stereo mode for all this time, producing a flat, quiet sound; and I've only just now managed to figure out how to set it up for its built-in 5.1 speaker setup. It's as if my computer has finally found its voice again.
I also learned that not everything is a metaphor for something else.
: It's mindless now, clicking towards oblivion. ... How long, K-9?
: INSUFFICIENT DATA.
: Yeah, you never fucking know the answer when it's important.