Chris Schmidt (crschmidt) wrote,
Chris Schmidt
crschmidt

Laptop Dead

Powerbook wireless is dead. It works for small things - pings, fetching small web pages, etc. But refuses to work on anything involving more than a few packets at a time. I can ssh, but I can't use anything involving curses-type interfaces (top, irssi, screen, vim, etc.) because as soon as I do, it simply hangs.

I have no idea what's up with it -- there's no indication of what happened, merely that it broke. I'm not sure what to do about it, other than take it to the Apple Store and beg them to fix it, and I *hate* people who don't know what their computers are doing wrong when taking them to a tech.

Bleh. This sucks. I also don't have any money to spend on equpiment to get my *other* computers up to snuff: mac mini, for example, is still sitting unused because I don't have cash to throw at wireless setup for it, so it's just quietly sitting behind the TV with no internet connection.

I hate it when my computer is broken. I think that I do everything on the server until I remember the half dozen little things that I keep locally and forget about. (In this case, I'm missing my aggregator: I just switched to NetNewsWire a few days ago, and now I'm remembering why I loved using LiveJournal.)

Maybe it'll work with a wire. Need to give that a shot.

*sigh*
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