Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category

It’s Alive!

27 July 06

It works! It is not just a paperweight!! <ssssiiiigggghhhhh>

All is right in the world again,* my laptop is functioning and should be back on my desk by Monday.

*Sorry, it appears that all is not right in the world, what with several wars occurring, children starving, the scourges of AIDS, tuberculosis, polio, etc., and the general apathy over many of these problems.

Computer Woes Continue

25 July 06

It appears that I am now the proud owner of a very expensive, shiny, silver Mac paperweight.

It has been delivered to the Apple store to see if anything can be done to either resurrect it or reclaim the data from the hard drive.

I’m trying to put this all behind me and pretend that I am over it, but it is a difficult thing to have so much one day, and so little the next.

Let this be a warning to you all —— Back-up, Back-up, Back-up. Do it now. Do not risk losing your data, files, photos, music, ebooks, etc. as I may have done.

On a more positive note – today it was 20 degrees in Shijiazhuang! Just like fall. We’ve had tons of rain so everything is very green, too. I enjoy a green, lush environment with fog and mist, but it is not too conducive to flying, and I fear that within all that fog and mist lurks a bevy of chemicals and smoke particles. NICE!

Computer Sadness

21 July 06

Friends, please join me in a collective, mournful vigil as I await the fate of my dear, beloved Mac G4 Powerbook, which inexplicably and tragically, decided to dowse herself in water. I know she is strong, powerful, and full of irreplaceable data, but I fear that she may not be long for this world. Only with your thoughts and prayers, and an extended drying-out period, will we overcome this period of doubt and fear.

In the meantime, I shall have to suffer through the slow, inefficient ways of the PC. Thank you for your support.

And no, this was not a clever ploy to get one of the new, improved, recently released Mac laptops.