Thursday, June 21, 2007

I broke it

I did it.

I just killed my second computer within a week.


Lightning strike through the coaxial cable data line got the first one.

The brand spankin' new Dell laptop (3 days old) got cardiac arrest today from unknown causes and won't boot, needs to be booted straight back to the vendor. Sigh. It was so pretty, too. Do I have the Golden Touch or what!?

I'm down to one old laptop with a cracked screen, working off a separate monitor. But the good news is that the techie guy came and fixed my cable (plus eliminated a splitter in the attic I didn't even know about) so I'm back in Good Signal Land today.

I swam a leisurely 1500 yards in the pool during camp. Actually I dunno if it was fast or slow or what, since all my workout records are residing in the crashed hard drive. I did 500 yards in 11:14 and did one 50 at 1:00. I know I've swum faster occasionally, but a 500 under 11:00 and a lap under a minute is smokin' fast for me. But I don't like not having all my data. I loves me my data.


The Big Cheese said...

This is pretty fast for me.

Wendy said...

Arrrghhh! Oh, I feel your pain!

TriGirl 40 said...

Truly and utterly sucks. My condolences - and hoping the third times the charm.

jeanne said...

one word: POWERBOOK.

sorry for your loss...

*jeanne* said...

awwwwww :-(

DellCAJohn said...

John here, customer advocate at Dell headquarters.

Reading your blog post reminded me of an old ex-girlfriend of mine: she was somehow capable of bringing even the most failsafe of devices to their knees with just the slightest of touches. She was not allowed within 10 feet of my computer at any time. She certainly had "the touch", and unfortunately her touch even destroyed automotive electronics. :-(

Whether or not you have the electric touch of death may still be open to debate. Whatever became of the Dell that went belly-up? Did you need any help? I was eventually able to rid my ex of the "touch", perhaps I can help you?

Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance:
ATTN: John