Well, my laptop was boxed up in Houston with the monitor repaired and sent off to MN. That’s the good news. That’s the only good news.
When the package got to the store in Edina, it had been busted open and retaped with my laptop nowhere to be found. Thank you, DHL. So, the apple store says it’s going to take an additional week to get my laptop replaced, but that I can get a loaner in the meantime. ??? Why not just give me the fucking loaner?
Okay, leaving that aside, time for an assessment of loss. I don’t know when the last time I did a full backup was, but it was shortly before I left Chicago. Probably around the time of the great laptop dvd-drive replacement. I did fortunately back up my class related stuff right before sending out the laptop for repair. And my porn downloads went to my backup drive after the aforementioned dvd drive replacement. Whoopee? So the main thing I’ll be missing are a month and a half of adium chat logs. That is a source of sadness, but not an insurmountable one. That and the time to configure my system the way I want it. Install software, download patches, etc, etc. Next time they send some of my hardware off for repair, they should give me the hard drive and send the rest.
I lose nowhere near as recently did. Perhaps that is the reason I am not filled with rage. Frustration, annoyance, yes. Rage, no.
So, let’s see. No force eject on my iBook, so I have to go to an apple store to get a DVD out of the freaking drive. Strike 1. My iPod just started grinding on updating and freezing, at a very high temperature. Strike 2. Not looking good for the home team.
A recently burned dvd was inserted into my iBook’s superdrive. It makes weird noises, like it starts to spin up a few times, and does not acknowledge the existence in any other way. Eject button, holding down the trackpad button on reboot, and open firmware eject command did nothing. Will I have to go to a flipping mac store to solve this one?
God I love this intellectual wankery.
I need to limit my livejournal time. Otherwise, I will never get work done, and I will never turn in that freaking prospectus. Hell, I’ll never do the research I need to on it. This thing is just too cool.
Maybe there’s an lj group for this sort of thing 😉
So close to doing everything I want out of an ssh / web terminal, with occasional note-taking and minor codehacking sidenotes. All that remains is java under galeon, for freebsd. Woohoo =)
My laptop is dying. So I have to replace the hard drive. Waiting for it sucks almost as much as waiting to hear back from the goldman school’s admissions decision. And both hopes keep calling me back to my postoffice mailbox, where neither is fulfilled with any rapidity whatsoever.