On February 14thish, 2009, my IBM died. It was very sad. It was the middle of my last semester at college, and necessitated a quick replacement laptop – my new Dell. The IBM lasted about 17.5 months. Granted, its short lifespan was due entirely to my having spilled pepsi on it about six-eight months after I got it. It never properly recovered.
So, on February 15th, my new laptop was purchased. It has now made it about 17.5 months, and there’s almost nothing wrong with it. Okay, nothing physically wrong. I know there are bits and pieces wrong with…stuff and shit, like how it doesn’t like updates anymore (but it hasn’t liked them since last November, and my computer hasn’t yet blown up or being taken over by a mega-virus, so I’m not too bothered by that anymore). Worst comes to worst with this computer, I just wipe the hard drive and everything, and restart the lot. I’ve got all the backup CDs and stuff, so that wouldn’t be a problem. Right now, this laptop shows every sign of making it to its second birthday.
(Yeah, yeah. I’m hard on laptops. I know that. ‘Snot my fault that they hate me! But this is officially, really and truly the last laptop that my parents will buy for me. And it’s not *that* bad; I got my first laptop in the summer of 2004. So 3 laptops in six years. And it’s not all technology; just laptops. My iPod, Bob, has been around since 2005)
Also, I’ll be hearing back about another job this week. This one in D.C., which would necessitate a quick upheaval of my life and everything. But while I’d like to think that they liked me and so on, and I’ll say more about that if I actually get the job, I’ve pretty much given up hope that I’m at all employable.
Anyway, peace out, lurkers!