Sorry for being a bit absent ’round here. Haven’t been feeling much like writing, if you can believe it.
About the most interesting thing that’s happened to me this week is getting a new hard drive installed in Sterling, the MacBook Pro that, three years later, I still call my new sexy thing. Truth is, it’s not quite so new anymore, but it has character. A few scars – the dent from where the idiot on the “fixie” ran into me from behind, a spot just under the keyboard where the paint is coming off, other random stains and scratches – but it still works like a champ.
In the three years I’ve had it, other than the above incidents, Apple has replaced the following under warranty:
- Logic board
- Battery (twice)
- Hard drive (which was damaged in my nasty car accident so shouldn’t have been under warranty, shhhh!)
…which seems like a good record for a laptop that gets used daily, and lugged around everywhere. It’s been to New York and Cancćn, on road trips out into the Nevada desert, to the beach and Seattle.
I finally got to see the inside of my new sexy thing.
Damn… I should have taken pictures!
With any luck, this laptop should serve me well for the next year or so. Sure, I’d like to upgrade to a new unibody MacBook Pro. But I don’t have to.
And, besides, I think I have the oldest MacBook Pro in Portland. What’s not cool about that?