not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

soulcatcher in coma

My laptop has died due to some sort of mechanical problem, I think; it hung (just as I read "there was a last click, and then everything froze") then hung during the scandisk on the next boot, then I rebooted and went into the BIOS setup and waited there and it hung again. I went away for an hour, came back, tried to turn it on, now it starts up for a few seconds and then turns itself off, then turns itself back on, repeating in an endless cycle until I remove the batteries.

Time to send it in to Dell, I guess. I guess I've had it since September of 2000; it was the first laptop on the market that did 1600x1200. Now I'm stuck using my much faster desktop machine that's noisy and only does 1280x1024. The most important thing I'm missing from the laptop is some of the Chromatron 4 codebase (I'd been working on it at work too, though, so I have all the levels and most of the code) and all of my email; the latter is the bigger deal.

Plus now I get to sit through installing all my apps on this machine in the interim. Bah.
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