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Inane Wanderings
A blog about....well about....something. Really.
new laptop, no time
So, the verdict on my old laptop, the one with the drinking problem, basically boiled down to: He's Dead, Jim.

The long version went more along the lines of: *snicker* This computer is *vintage*, (read: I think most of the people working in the store weren't yet potty trained when I received it) which means we can't order parts for it any more from Apple, but there's a place that might be able to, but it's probably the logic board which costs at least $450....

That's where I stopped the nice man and said I had two questions.

1. Where's the nearest bathroom?
2. When I get back, can someone sell me a new laptop?

Never let it be said that I don't have my priorities.

I'd also anticipated the necessity of buying a new laptop and had already made the phone calls and arrangements to make it possible since I had a couple of days before they could get me an appointment. Yes, I'm like this in real life too.

Here's the Gaia connection: to test out the processors on the laptop candidates, I played Booty Grab with Enki Pig tanks. That's pretty much the most processor intensive thing I do on my laptop, so if it can handle that, it can handle anything else I do.

The salesperson looked at me like I was nuts. Look, I didn't have all day, and I don't need to be shown all the nifty "you can share PICTURES and send EMAIL and isn't this SO COOL" features. I was doing all that on the internet before she was born.


She told me her age.

About the time she was born, I had already been declared a net.goddess (a long story for some other time) and had dated quite a number of guys I'd met on the internet. No, kids, you didn't invent the net or whatever they call virtual nookie via the net these days. Your parents may have been doing it. Or grandparents, since I'm not first gen either. I'm second.

Put that in your juice box and suck on it.

Anyhoo, there was yet another ******** like pretty much everything else on this trip so far when it came to payment, but a few phone calls straightened that out, and here I am on a Macbook with a retina display because the higher horsepower CPUs didn't make a doodly bit of difference, and this machine weighs a pound less. I've mentioned I have tendonitis in both wrists so carrying weight matters.

I'm killing time typing this all out rather than working on the paperwork I should be because I am waiting for round 2 or 3 of today's caffeine intake to start working. And let's face it, I want to play a little with this really spiffy new toy.

Hopefully I can breathe again soon and maybe even sleep.

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    I hadn't thought about it, but... well....... playing BG IS one of the most intensive things I do on my computer. Ought as well test how it runs on a new comp before committing. xd

    comment TaylorGS · Community Member · Thu May 30, 2013 @ 04:32am
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