Well, that’s one way to solve the problem

Regular readers (strictly in the “you come here often sense”) will no doubt be familiar with my trials and tribulations when it comes to my laptop.
Phase I – all is right with the world, birds are singing, everything is shiny and new, etc., etc.
Phase II – ok, things are not so shiny and new, and are frequently not visible at all
Phase III – hope springs eternal
Phase IV – hope, not so much. Maggie vs FutureShop and emachines and the whole evil empire, just about
Then there was a part number, then there wasn’t, then the part was ordered, then it wasn’t…
Last week, a colleague’s student confessed to working at FS – and said that emachines has been taken over by Gateway, and as far as he could tell, it would be relatively easy to get a part, and that he’d bring it to my office and install it!
Which is why, I assume, the hard drive crashed without warning yesterday morning.
Well, the heck with that 😛

2 Replies to “Well, that’s one way to solve the problem”

  1. I’ve always assumed it was part of a much larger conspiracy. I haven’t figured out who or what is behind it, but I know they insert gremlins when you least expect it. That seems to be the general rule, anyway.
    ps We’re sorry, and we feel your pain. There have been times when I’ve wanted to throw the entire system into the pool and be done with it.

  2. I don’t get any of this…KIDDING!
    Actually, your story reminds me of my own adventures with DVD-/+R’s, video capturing, editing, authoring, throwing my entire system into the pool, etc…

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