Not what I had in mind

So you've just moved your entire life into a storage locker on the other side of town. You're living off a laptop for the next three weeks. No problem, in today's ultra-connected world, right?

 

Now what if on, say, the second day of the three weeks, your laptop's hard drive decides to crash and burn?

 

Yes, my Powerbook finally packed it in. So after a day of mad scrambling through boxes in storage, and a trip to the local Apple retailer that ended up with the purchase of a whole new machine entirely, and an evening of recovering from backup and re-installing application suites, I'm back on track.

 

I was planning on selling the PB at some point in the unspecified future for the sake of picking up a MacBook. But in times of crisis, you've gotta improvise. It turns out that buying the MB now, fixing the PB under AppleCare, and selling it later will end up being quite a bit cheaper in the long run than simply replacing the PB hard drive now, and making the exchange later.

 

Not what I had planned to do with my Monday. But hey, with scenery like this, it's hard to get too upset.

  • Dmitry Baranovskiy 9y

    Nice shot, nice laptop, nice view. (jeleaous)
  • Marko Mihelcic 9y

    nope not upset a bit. Good luck with the 3 weeks m8!
  • Jared Smith 9y

    If I had a nickle for every day of my life wasted on sick Macs...
    Yes, how could you be upset with that view? Only if there's no wireless up there, that's how.
  • Adam Schilling 9y

    Sorry to hear about the hard drive - that's never fun.
  • Saksith Saiyasombut 9y

    Lovley place! I'm so jealous!
  • dejumoshi 9y

    very modern
  • Luke Dorny 9y

    Hope that worked out smoothly.
  • xmasberry 9y

    Always good to hear that someone has made back-ups, however. Doesn't make the migration painless, but much better than it could have been, fwiw.

    Nice view and light.
  • Derek K. Miller 9y

    You went for white?
  • Dave Shea 9y

    Prefer white. Greasy fingerprints are much less obvious.
  • Faruk Ateş 9y

    Enjoy the loveliness :-)
  • Josue Salazar 9y

    wow what a sight
  • Patrick Collins 9y

    that's what i call an UPgrade.

    ha. haha. hahahahaha.

    oh, nevermind.
  • melinda kumar 9y

    looks like you got a nice pad in a nice part of town! :-)
  • gLiTTeRb☺i® 8y

    beautiful northshore view :)
  • Ben O. 8y

    Sounds like fun.

    Ugh.
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