1407graymalkin: (jesus)
( May. 31st, 2008 02:10 am)
Just got back from the SatC movie. It's the show---only 2.5 hours long instead. So that's good if you liked it and a non-watch if you didn't.

Onto more important things. I got to the Genius Bar before closing (thank God for being only 7 minutes by car from an ACTUAL Apple Store (one of 3 in Ontario---all in Toronto, but hey) and the nice Apple Genius (who is one of the first only to actually live up to the title) Bruce gave me a shiny new harddrive and sent me on my way, but not before making sure to order me a top case replacement (for my discolored/cracked arm area) and a new power adapter because mine is at best skitzy.

So I will tomorrow write him a GLOWING review since he made sure it was all underwarrenty (and free) and gets bonus points for not making me feel dumb/paranoid/too attached to the computer.

As of now, I'm hi-jacking Coach Taylor the PowerBook while Crucifictorous/Tami Taylor reboots. I feel I do my best (and only) computer reprogramming at 2am on a Saturday morning (seriously, it was this way last time, when I installed Leopard and probably as far back as I can remember)

That being said, short of another hi-jacking I may be absent for a day or two when the top case comes in. Although I assume with a proper smile and some eyelashes that can be cut down to a day turn around. (I have this on good Mac employee authority).

-Malkin

p.s. I'm very much not ruling out the possibility that God himself realized that without a laptop I would be getting zitch done for VBC (count down 1 month tomorrow) this week and as such I expect that power of Christ to compel this fiasco to be over soon.

Man I'm blasphemous at 2am!
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1407graymalkin: (scott porter)
( May. 30th, 2008 06:30 pm)
DO NOT HAVE MY LAPTOP HARDDRIVE EXPLODE EVERY 5 MONTHS. I DON'T CARE IF IT'S FREE TO REPLACE. I DON'T CARE IF I JUST BACKED UP/SENT ANYTHING I DIDN'T OVER EMAIL/JUST UPLOADED THE NEW STUFF TO THE IPOD THIS MORNING/WILL BE OUT MOST OF THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK ANYWAYS/FINISHED MY ESSAY TWO WEEKS EARLY ON A BAD FEELING. 

IT IS INCONVIENT AND AGGRIVATING AS FUCK. SO JUST FUCKING STOP IT!!!!!!!!!!! 

YOU ARE JUST LUCKY I USED TIME MACHINE THIS TIME SO IT SHOULD BE EASY TO DO. OTHERWISE I WOULD BE OUT FOR THE BLOOD OF YOUR GRAND MASTERS. 

NO LOVE, NOT EVER, WISH I REALLY DID KNOW HOW TO QUIT YOU AND THANK GOD I LIVE 7 MINUTES FROM AN APPLE STORE, 

MALKIN

P.S. WHY YES, I AM ALSO PMSING.

P.P.S. CAPSLOCK OF RAGE AT THE NOISES YOU MADE BEFORE YOU DIED SARGENT RIGGINS! NOW WHAT AM I GONNA NAME YOU?

P.P.P.S. I WANT TO SEE MORE EARLY EDITION AND NOW I CAN'T WATCH ANY. DAMNIT APPLE---DAMNIT!
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So we've had Coach Taylor, Coach Street, Sargent Riggins and now it needs a new name. I think it may be Crucifictorious.
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Dear Steve Jobs,

You are NOT Willy Wonka. Please remember this in the future. Your new super-thin laptop seems to be operating on logic which at best is weaksauce.

First of all. Why would I pay extra for an optical drive. Why don't you just make all your applications downloadable online with a serial number or put them all on a little jump drive. You can call it the iJump. Or the iStick.

Too easy? Well I don't want to spend the first several hours of my Mac's life trying to make it network to another computer. Nor do I want to shell out for an optical drive again. You will cause so much angst for future RTA students and others like us who must burn things for projects or just as backups. The point of my laptop is to get things easily, not have to find another computer, sync our networks up just to do simple tasks.

Thirdly, WHY NO MODEM SLOT? What if I don't have wifi? What if my wifi is regularily snatched out of the air by electricity?

And finally, you know how uncomfortable I am with your skinny snapable looking products. I'd like not to snap my laptop like a twig by looking at it wrong. Although I suppose it'll make it easier for all those spies to send not just letters or emails, but whole secure computers full of intelligence by mail. Y'know. If that's your thing.

In short, please stop making everlasting gobstoppers and gum that tastes like a whole meal and give me some plain old chocolate. Or shiny things to add onto the MacBook.

-Malkin
So we had a brownout last night and [profile] malkin_dad's CPU exploded in his computer. Not to bad except he has to wait to get a new one since no one is open on NYD. Then tonight my computer froze so I did a quick shut down and low and behold, it won't turn back on. I load it and it stays on the blue screen that comes before the actual desktop.

I've tried everything to get it to work and right now I've taken the battery out and am letting it cool down, totally shut off with no sources of electricity plugged in. I booked a genius for tomorrow afternoon and I'm going to try and sneak in when they open tomorrow but this is not happiness.

I've got my fingers crossed super tight that it's nothing terrible/my data doesn't get lost/that I wake up tomorrow and the magic computer fairies have stopped by to magically restore it.

As a side not, 1 inch all around clearly makes a difference. I'm on my old laptop (now malkin_brother's) and it feels too small.


grrr.....

EDIT: So the two brownouts and some other unknown thing caused my harddrive to fry like an egg. They didn't have the part instore but THINK they'll get it tomorrow. So it could be between 3 - 7 days. My guess is I'll have it back Saturday because they constantly exaggerate wait times to make them look excellent when they get it done fast and not bad when they don't. But still. The stupid thing is only 5 months old. RAR!

ps. Happy New Year to my flist. Hopefully you're all starting off on a better note. :D
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