Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Hazy and hot

I’ve had about five or six hours of sleep over the past 48 hours, trying to get the computer to run properly. It’s better, it’s running, but still not the way it should. I’m over it. MacGeorge and I are limping along as best we can, and, hopefully, it will get better. I have no idea if this computer has a life of a day or a year left in it, and I don’t yet know what I’ll do when it dies yet again. I’m not going back to deal with any more technician ego — four attempts at repair is MORE than enough chances. Really disgusted.

I didn’t do the Time Machine wipe yesterday, so I’ll have to do it today and rebuild the backup, or I’ll be even more screwed next time the computer fails. I also backed up my writing on a flash drive — which the Mac techs told me I’d never need to use again because I have Mobile Me and Time Machine — gee, they lied, what a surprise. I planned to store projects on flash drives anyway, but I wanted to do it as projects were completed and past the production stage.

Anyway, at least I got out “Plot Bunnies” and I’m making headway with “Amends” — I had a good writing session this morning. I have some business correspondence to take care of, drive to the post office (not the one in my town, but the one in the next town), and get some work done on client projects in the afternoon. If it’s too hot to work in the apartment, I’ll pack everything up and go to the Greenwich Library.

What I’d really like to do is get some sleep, but there’s too much that needs to be dealt with first. And I have to get out of the house for a bit today, because I’m out of milk, and I don’t like black coffee.

I’m discouraged, depressed, and disappointed. iPages, iWeb, iPhoto are so far superior to anything that runs on a PC — light years better. But if the machine is also built to fail and the company doesn’t stand behind its product either, I’m in the same boat, and out a whole lot more money. So I’m not sure what I’ll do in the long run.

I’m waiting to hear if the corporate office will respond to my messages and faxes and have a solution. I have no faith that they will, and I’m sure as hell not going back to the store to waste any more time and bring home the same damn machine which probably won’t even turn on the next time I get it home. It’s run worse after every “repair”, and it’s about THEIR egos, not about solving MY problem.

And. like I said, if I was a man, this would have been fixed properly the FIRST time I walked through the door.

Back to the page. Maybe I can get some of my office space sorted out and pack up some more stuff for storage.


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  1. That is so frustrating. Maybe you’re just too much woman for any one computer? 😉 They can’t keep up with you!
    I for sure thought the Macbook was going to be a winner…what a disappointment.

    Hopefully there is a silver lining in all this.

  2. That is just the pits, Devon. I hope Apple steps up and responds to you to fix the problem(s)! I’m surprised the Apple techs were so unhelpful! Hugs, d:)

  3. I am surprised you’re having so many issues. I hope they step up and take care of the matter in a positive way. Again, HUGS.

  4. Man that just sucks. Hopefully you’ll get all the problems worked out and the computer fixed soon!


  5. I’m sorry about this situation. I hope the corporate office has a solution for you.

  6. Devon, get a free subscription to Mozy. You can at least protect the most critical info there. They give you 2 GB free online storage. In this case, I say the more backup, the better.

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