R.I.P.

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This is UNBELIEVABLE.

Exactly a year to the day of my arrival back in South Africa, where my welcome home present was the prompt theft of my precious laptop (let me just say, NEVER allow a South African Airways crewmember to assist you with your carry-on luggage aboard a flight, because you might never see your precious cargo ever again), the laptop I had been using since June died yesterday. Just like that. One minute we were still happily chained to one another, dreaming up blog posts and columns, and the next minute... kaput. No great explosion. The screen simply went black and the comforting whir of the machine simply grew silent.

I don't know what it is with Christmas and laptops and me.

So I'm typing this on my mom's ancient Dinosaur of a pc using D...I...A...L...U...P. And I have deadlines to meet and right now the only thing I want to do is curl up and die too.

Please send loads of sympathy my way?

4 Comments

Annika said:

OH NO! I am so very sorry!

Rob said:

It seems that laptops are something that are becoming much more of a target. I've nearly had mine stolen three times now... (Brazil, China, and Czech).

TimT said:

Sending a strong, concentrated dose of sympathy your way right now, will that be by normal mail or carrier pigeon?

mice said:

Dialup is a pain in the tukus. Plus all the Baby-Dutch has got to be rotting your mind by now. :)

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  • mice : Dialup is a pain in the tukus. Plus all the Baby-Dutch has got to be rotting your mind by now. :)... [go]
  • TimT : Sending a strong, concentrated dose of sympathy your way right now, will that be by normal mail or c... [go]
  • Rob : It seems that laptops are something that are becoming much more of a target. I've nearly had mine s... [go]
  • Annika : OH NO! I am so very sorry!... [go]
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