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December 2nd, 2011

Wheeee @ 09:30 pm

New laptop!  Probably a good 3x as fast as my old one, at half the price.  Mind you, this wasn’t on my list of things to do today.

My timing is just so impeccable.  The old laptop died today.  2 papers and an exam to write in the next two weeks and it can’t boot up.  Couldn’t have happened on the 15th when time would have been a luxury to figure out if it was the drive, the motherboard, or simply jammed with cat hair.

So, this evening is security patching, installing software and restoring backed up files (yay, Mozy!  Last backup 20 hours ago.  Gotta love it.)

Really old laptop – you couldn’t hold out for 2 more weeks?

Originally posted at CafeChatNoir.net.
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Date:December 3rd, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Deuced bad form on the laptop's part, I should say.
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Date:December 3rd, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Indeed. I have a friend who wanted to put in a new hard drive for me, but I just can't that much downtime right now. Once I come out on the other side of the semester, I told him he could have it and go to town. If all it needed was a hard drive, he's got a new/old laptop. :)

On a decidedly strange note, it took me under 5 minutes to get the new one at Best Buy. I knew which one I wanted, walked in, double checked the model number, took the last one off the shelf and was out of there. That has NEVER happened in my life.

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