*sigh* I am the lame ass computer user who knows enough to be dangerous.

I am that lamer.

I am that loser.

Someone shoot me.

In the pooper.

.. well – loser and pooper could rhyme if I were busta bust.

A tip for the world: do not use chattr to set files read-only at the filesystem level and then expect them to be writable. If you chattr +i /etc/passwd /etc/shadow, then you will no longer be able to change your password.