Laptop is working again. Was the newest version of the kernel. It is a known problem with the Acer Aspire One (and a few other laptops I believe) which stops the network card functioning correctly in Kubuntu. Glad I didn't give up hope and just reverted to wiping and starting over. Never thought that that was the cause, but I did try everything so I expected the problem to be crazy. Tried uninstalling knetworkmanager and hard coding the network settings in /etc/network/interfaces. After a total of eleven days in the cold I didn't really get up to much web wise. Just did some general browsing while finding a fix. Went on my Wii for a little while but hated the fact it doesn't have tabs on the Internet Channel (Opera), instead used by brother's laptop for a little bit.
Got my copy of the Ojingogo book finally which has been on preorder since late last year. Great book with awesome illustrations. Really imaginative.
My awesome friend recently sent me some lovely presents which included Korean nine-member girl group 소녀시대's Gee mini-album. I gave it a listen and they are pretty good. Their music is neat. Have to be honest though, I don't listen to girl bands at all (just check out my last.fm profile) because I can't stand them. My favourites from the album are; of course the lead track Gee, 힘내! (Way to go) and 힘들어하는 연인들을 위해 (Let's talk about LOVE). If you are not aware, their label is SM Entertainment - the same label behind BoA. BoA was trained by SM in singing, dancing and acting when she was just eleven years old for two years. 소녀시대 was trained in a similar way, with most members training longer than BoA. They are popular in South Korea and I can see why. I think they'll do great in Japan if they decide to release in Japanese in the future.
Starfox Assault is just so good. One more silver medal and six gold. The gold on level three was far too easy to obtain. I just love blasting Star Wolf out of the sky but the battle is over far too quickly. I want a real challenge - so much so that my Arwing ends up spiting smoke after my battle. I've just recently found Starfox Adventures brand new and sealed so I'm waiting for that to arrive so I'll be posting about that soon too. Then, all I need to play is the 1st game on SNES. Yay!