Not what I had in mind

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    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.

    iMacUser, meriwilliams, Saksith, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Dmitry Baranovskiy 105 months ago | reply

      Nice shot, nice laptop, nice view. (jeleaous)

    2. Marko Mihelcic 105 months ago | reply

      nope not upset a bit. Good luck with the 3 weeks m8!

    3. Jared Smith 105 months ago | reply

      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.

    4. Adam Schilling 105 months ago | reply

      Sorry to hear about the hard drive - that's never fun.

    5. Saksith 105 months ago | reply

      Lovley place! I'm so jealous!

    6. dejumoshi [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

      very modern

    7. luxuryluke 105 months ago | reply

      Hope that worked out smoothly.

    8. xmasberry 105 months ago | reply

      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.

    9. Derek K. Miller 105 months ago | reply

      You went for white?

    10. mezzoblue 105 months ago | reply

      Prefer white. Greasy fingerprints are much less obvious.

    11. kurafire 105 months ago | reply

      Enjoy the loveliness :-)

    12. josue salazar 105 months ago | reply

      wow what a sight

    13. patcoll 105 months ago | reply

      that's what i call an UPgrade.

      ha. haha. hahahahaha.

      oh, nevermind.

    14. melfox 105 months ago | reply

      looks like you got a nice pad in a nice part of town! :-)

    15. gLiTTeRb☺i® 100 months ago | reply

      beautiful northshore view :)

    16. Ben O. 93 months ago | reply

      Sounds like fun.


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