Thursday, January 19, 2006

iBook update

Update on the iBook: seems it dropped so hard that I cracked the screen bezel (the white border around the LCD screen), cracked the hinge, and cracked the internal frame of the notebook - i.e. the bit that everything else is screwed on to. The good news is that these parts are relatively cheap (total bill will be less than $300, which is a relief after hearing 1k yesterday). The bad news is that a drop hard enough to crack the internal chassis ... well, let's hope nothing else is damaged.

As far as I can tell, my data is alright: I make it a habit to back up to an external drive as often as I can, and as luck would have it, I backed it up just a few hours before the accident. The iBook remained functional enough for me to retrieve some more data after. I wouldn't like to have to reinstall all my applications though ...

I mentioned that I had been trying to fix a wireless connection that had gone all wonky on me when this accident happened. Well, fixed it - by going out and getting an Airport Extreme base station to replace the old Airport (non-Extreme, very Sedate) base station.

The one silver lining in all this? The Firefly DVD, which I've been watching every night. So good, I think I'm going to watch the whole series all over again.

7 comments:

fatgoblin said...

Take my love! take my land!
Take me where I cannot stand.....!

Gosh I love firefly, can't wait till I get my greedy hands on Serenity dvd. Stupid studio, why they cancel the show... They should let it run a good 3 or so seasons first. Both Buffy and Angel were great the first few seasons.

Shame about the iBook... don't you just hate it when you do something stupid and there is no one you can blame. The huge urge to scream bloody murder comes and there is really no point cause there no one to scream at...

wahj said...

hear hear.

In fact, I think we should start a Firefly mini-campaign. When are those figures going to be released? - the ones based on the crew?

We can use generic figures for Alliance troops (in fact, in The Train Job, they used the Starship Troopers uniforms, so we can get those figures!), Russian partisans for Browncoats, and Orcs for reavers! = )

tscd said...

Firefly rawks! My favourite episode is 'Jaynestown'. :) I like his jaunty cap.

Tym said...

Excellent. Another Browncoat in our midst!

wahj said...

Yes, we've definitely got enough to start our own Browncoats chapter here ... hmmm

tscd said...

I heard that Joss Whedon was planning to make some more 'Firefly' movies but he changed his mind after seeing that the reception of 'Serenity' wasn't as good as he expected.

This makes me sad.

wahj said...

Haven't heard that one yet, but definitely something to be sad about if true.

There are so many things unresolved in the Firefly 'verse that I want to know! Like who Shepherd Book really is, for example.