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September 17th, 2008
05:00 pm - You win some, you lose some

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Good news: A new phone is coming! The Motorola KRZR, and for $0, just the way I like it.

Bad news: I was sent a lovely little questionnaire by the sheriff's office... for prospective jury duty ;/

Current Mood: [mood icon] ambivalent

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July 3rd, 2008
04:45 am

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ROCK OUT )

Current Mood: [mood icon] energetic

Current Music: Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

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May 9th, 2008
03:46 am - FUCK YOU FEDEX

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HA!

I am posting from my new Black MacBook... which was not without its trials and tribulations.

You see, FedEx apparently hates me. After kicking it around in customs for 14+ hours, the driver then proceeded to come to my house and NOT find the 5 story building where I lived. This got it sent back Wednesday. I called and had this nonsense sorted through, with the promise that it would be delivered tomorrow (Thursday) before 5pm.

So Thursday hits, and I watch the Tracking page. Truck hasn't left yet by 10... 11... 12... 1... 2... 3... finally I call to ask when exactly my package will be leaving.

"Oh, tomorrow!"

...déjà vu. Why was it not delivered Thursday? No idea; it just wasn't.

I came to realize that apparently these idiots could not be trusted to do their jobs, and I wasn't going to risk them pushing it past the weekend. So I decide to pick the damn thing up myself.

It is, of course, by the airport. One hour away by bus ;/ But fine, so be it. Two hours roundtrip travel is still shorter than 24 hours, so off I go.

I finally arrive (missing my stop, of course), only to find myself at FedEx City. Apparently this is their North American hub, and it's fucking MASSIVE. Planes and trucks and big-ass buildings as far as the eye can see. It took a while just to find a door; the place was a fortress.

Thankfully, I was not jerked around once I got this far. I was given my dear package, and took the long-ass busride home. Tough to do with a huge package on your lap, but the satisfaction alone held me strong.

And now, after a night of setup and file-transferring, I am here online. This thing is fast as hell, views any video I can throw at it, has over 3x the hard drive space of my old laptop, and is beautiful to boot. It also has a webcam built in, so anyone reading this feel free to harass me for videochat. Just be warned that I am quite the scruffmuffin at the moment, so set expectations low if you choose to harass me thusly ;]

And so, the story ends happily, with my laptop safe in my hands. After long trials and troubles, it is finally here and it is as wonderful as I had hoped.

Talon: Online

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May 4th, 2008
03:30 pm - Refreshrefreshrefreshrefresh

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I am at work, and was just notified my MacBook has shipped.

They included a tracking number for FedEx.

I have so far refreshed the page roughly 1,000,000 times... and it is starting in Shanghai.

It isn't expected to get here until Wednesday. This will be a LONG week.

(Currently it is in "SUBIC BAY FREEPORT PH". That is a MILITARY BASE. WTF.)

Also, I am aware that I have updated roughly 5x more since my computer died. The irony is not lost on me.

Current Mood: [mood icon] impatient

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April 30th, 2008
11:54 pm - RIP Laptop

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Bad News: My laptop died today. I mean DEAD FUCKED GONE; when I tried disk recovery, I got big red letters saying "FATAL ERROR" and "BACK UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND REPLACE". I didn't like the "AS POSSIBLE" part.

Bad News: My backup disk gave me errors recently, so I had no backups.

Good News: Somehow, I was able to recover all my important data and programs, including even my unimportant-but-I-sorta-want-it data. I assume the system files were what got most corrupted, which would explain the kernel panics leading up to the uberdeath.

Good News: There is now a black Macbook in transit to my house.

To-Be-Determined News: I may have been expected by OSAP to have that money on hand in September for school. But the odds of me being without a computer for 4+ months just weren't high; typing even just this entry on an alien computer bugs me.

So yeah, I can still check email daily and such; the new Macbook should arrive before my stepdad gets home from his latest trip, so I can hijack his computer until then. But I'll be a lot rarer for the next week or so, until it gets here.

Really, the laptop was quite old (over 3 years, out of even extended warranty), the keyboard was slowly going, the plastic was looking dinghy, and the battery was SHOT... it was about time to move up in the world. While I was hoping it would be able to be passed off, it appears to have passed on first. But since it was polite enough NOT to take my data with it, I can remember it fondly ;]

(And once again, I will have the most recent Mac out of everyone I know. It's about time! ;] )

Current Location: My stepdad's iMac

Current Mood: [mood icon] complacent

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February 2nd, 2005
12:53 am - It's Heeeeerrrreeeee!!!

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Laptop: Arrived

Never before has computing felt so good ;]

Current Mood: [mood icon] ecstatic

Current Music: Illuminati (Malice Mizer)

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January 10th, 2005
01:08 pm - Goodness On The Go!

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I break my habit of writing about events to display the following:

Part Number: M8799LL/A
Product Name: AirPort Extreme Base Station (with modem and antenna port)
Net Price: $249.00
(For wireless internet...)

Part Number: M8881LL/A
Product Name: AirPort Extreme Card
Net Price: $99.00
(So my iMac will be able to browse said wireless internet...)

Part Number: M8852LL/A
Product Name: Apple Protection Plan for iBook - Enrollment Kit
Net Price: $389.00

Part Number: Z0AY
Product Name: iBook 14" 1.33GHz Combo
Options:
065-5237 768MB RAM (256MB built-in & 512MB)
065-5240 60GB Ultra ATA drive
065-5243 Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
065-5246 AirPort Extreme Card
065-4662 Bluetooth Module (Yes, I added the bluetooth, [livejournal.com profile] torricus...for now)(Readded, because you can't get it installed later, and I'm going to want a Bluetooth mouse when they get better.)
065-5250 Keyboard & Mac OS X - U.S. English
Net Price: $1,974.00

SUBTOTAL: $2,711.00

I order next week ;] God Bless Savings!!!

Current Mood: [mood icon] ecstatic

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