HellZiggy (hellziggy) wrote,

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I will carry you to wherever it is laptops go to die...

October 6, 2003.
That's almost 4 1/2 years ago that my shiny baby came to live with me. She is definitely feeling her age.
Her HUGE 60GB hard drive hasn't had less than 50GB used for a looooong time, and usually more like 55GB.
Her internal wireless gave out.
She's been through 3 different batteries, and a couple of power cords.
Now the AC input is starting to go again. Every now and then she'll start flipping between using battery and charging. When this happens, not only is the battery not charging, but it is also wearing down faster because of the switching. And the screen gets brighter or darker each time it switches. It's happening more frequently and it isn't worth the price to fix her with as old as she is.
As nice as the shiny new Macbook Pro I'll be getting will be, I really will miss using Chiana.
She was both my first laptop and my first Mac.
But, she's not quite dead yet, and the new one isn't ordered yet. But it is inevitable and will be happening in the near future.
*pets Chiana*

And of course, there is no one out there who can express geek feelings quite like Jonathan Coulton:

A Laptop Like You
Here you are at last
To bring my cold lonely soul sweet release
From my weary past
Always searching, the one missing piece was you
And I beg you, come away with me
And together we will find a place to call our own
I can’t wait to see what I can do
With a laptop like you

It’s not your CD slot
Or the Unix on which you are based
You make my lap hot
Cause underneath your aluminum case there’s love
And I forgive your strange one-button mouse
I forgive the way your keyboard leaves marks on your screen
I can overlook a fault or two
For a laptop like you

We will always be together
In love in spite of everything
Hang on tight through wind and weather
Heaven knows what time may bring

In a year or two
You will seem big and heavy and slow
I will carry you
To wherever it is laptops go to die
And don’t think it won’t be hard on me
How’m I ever gonna find a way to justify
The money I will spend on something new
For a laptop like you
For a laptop like you

The title is linked to a downloadable mp3 of the song. A Laptop Like You is released under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license. If you like the song, go give Jonathan Coulton some money.
Tags: chiana, joco, mac

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