Gilly's computer is fried
When bad things happen to good computers
I just got a call from Gilly--he called from his dialysis session to inform me that his Thinkpad is dead.
No nothing, no lights, no signs of life.
I told him that it was probably a blown power supply. He is adamant about not just getting a new power supply for whatever reason--he claims he'll lose time in ordering it, etc, which I disagree with, but it's his nickel.
So, tomorrow, he's probably going to go get a cheap laptop and look at desktops (also cheap) at Circuit City.
Now, if it was me, I'd get a desktop for the Blog only because they break less. Also, the Thinkpad is a good machine, and if it's just a power supply that he can put in himself, just do it. This is New York City, and if he calls around, he can get the part.
Oh, and yes, while he does have an old refurb Apple laptop, it "barely works" online.
In the meantime, please continue to keep the comment threads lively--I will not be posting much if anything, as I have a very, very bad cold and have to try to recover before a major and mandatory family event on Monday.
Oh, and if you want to donate more money to Gilly, I know he wouldn't say no to it. *grin* I just hope y'all can convice him to (for once) spend his money on a NEW box/deck, with stuff like support and warranties and stuff.
posted by Jenonymous @ 6:06:00 PM