Return Of The Dark Ages

Oh sadness... it looks like my computer problem is hardware related, not software. This of course means that I'm pretty much fucked until I get it fixed.

Apple has a deal called "Applecare" that costs an extra $200 or so when you buy a computer from them. Applecare pretty much insures the computer for three years. If there's a problem, Applecare entitles you to serious tech support - and I'm not talking about 'help' from some fucker in Bangledesh. It's been years since I called Apple, so I had no idea what to expect, but the gentleman I spoke with on Friday was knowledgeable, intelligent, and genuinely concerned. He talked me through the steps I needed to take to determine if the problem was hardware or software related.

By the end of the day on Friday, all was well again. I got a few hours of trouble-free computing. Woo-hoo. However, by Saturday morning, the problem was back & worse than ever. Luckily, I still own an old Mac that I bought in 1998. That's what I'm using for the time being until my real Mac gets fixed or replaced.

Using the old computer brought a few immediate changes to my life:

Still, I have to give credit where credit is due. This Mac is six years old, yet it's doing pretty well... and I'm glad I still have it. But that doesn't mean I won't be bitching all week long....

...because I will.

::::: | Sunday, Jun 27 2004 at 1:08 PM
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Scot said:

It is barbaric. How do you clean your clothes? By taking them down to the stream and beating them against rocks?

::::: | March 10, 2007 4:42 PM

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