Desert Fox sent me a pm sometime last week saying that his computer died (thanks to a faulty RoC disk) and he's unable to get online nearly as often as he used to. He should have his own new computer in a couple months, and until then, intends to steal access via his roommates' stuff.
My hard drive locked up and lands itself in a loop, meaning I can't start up. I can only get online if I use the computer lab, and I'm not prone to logging into public computers for massive posting - the setup here is rather...well...ugly. I'll be (hopefully) in contact with Apple soon in an attempt to fix the problem, but I'm essentially down until further notice.
Such a wonderful day.
hmmm.....doesn't sound all that good.....not good at all.
Somebody please remind Sfiera/Pallas that he owes me a TS post. And you can't just tell him once, you have to keep telling him about every five minutes, or he'll forget.
The R's can be put off for a while though.
No need, he did it.
Update in the war on errors:
Applecare arrived today with a handy TechTool CD which claims my hardware is fine. I was happy that it actually found my harddrive (and that I could boot off of it), after some of the trouble earlier people were suggesting that my hard drive was gone and I'd be screwed regarding the information on it.
Of course, the world isn't perfect, and there's no Walgreens on campus, so I've still got some system issues. Activity monitor reports that my CPU usage is around 5% and my memory usage is around 25%, yet the finder, system preferences, the SystemUIServer and virtually any application I attempt to run keep freezing up and respond maybe once every ten minutes. Hopefully my system restore disk and Diskwarrior will arrive tomorrow and I can stumble through that aspect.
At least things are looking up.
Er, a restart seems to have cleared most of the issues up - at least, it hasn't hanged in the half an hour I've been using it. Still skeptical about its stability, but it looks like my computer will pull through and I can be back to wasting my life away online fairly soon.
Then again, my hard drive could have a hardware defect that's spawning bad blocks faster than they can be corralled off and thwarting Apple's repair software, so I might need to mail it in after all. Activity over the next few weeks...probably rare.
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