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oh, ye ibook gods, why have you forsaken me so?

sweet mary mother of perl. what have i done to deserve this? my ibook has gone down for the count again. if you're keeping track, this is not the first nor the second nor is it the third time it has gone into the shop. nay, i say, it's the 4th fucking time in 1 year?!@

what a piece of shit. this time, just to keep things interesting, instead of the usual new logic board, it seems that the hard drive has just crapped out. not that any of the available disk tools would tell me that it was on the verge of crapping out. no, i'd just get the occasional clicking sound and things would go on as usual. this morning it got worse quickly and in the process of troubleshooting with tech support, it just died. now all i get is a the dreaded blinking question mark folder. no utility will even recognize that the drive exists.

of course, i'm such a dumbass i didn't back everything up between the last outtage and now. that's 5 months ago. i was going to do it tommorrow. i'm sure you know how it goes. something tells me i won't be seeing any of that data anytime soon.

i've really grown to enjoy os x, but my opinion of mac hardware reliability could not be lower. my experience is that it's total and complete shite. here's a clue. buy better components.

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10/14/2003 08:42:00 PM 0 comments


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