Thursday, May 24, 2012

Okay, Here’s What Happened

My computer died.

My dad performed computer surgery, but it was not successful.

This computer was my college graduation present, so… two years old. I know laptops don’t last forever and all, and that’s fine, but the thing is, it has already died like this. A year ago. It just wouldn’t boot up. All it did was flash the caps lock and scroll lock lights at me. It was about three weeks before our year-long warranty was over, so that worked out fine. We sent it in to HP via the Geek Squad people and we got it back on May 19, 2011 and the problem was fixed. And then it proceeded to work perfectly for another year. And then, on May 21, 2012, it died again. The exact same problem. Only this time it was two days past the warranty we got with the repair. TWO DAYS.

Two. Days. And who were the people who fixed it? HP. I’m not a conspiracy theorist or anything, so I'm not going to come right out and say that this is a conspiracy, but if I were that type of person, I would definitely think this is a conspiracy.

Maybe I have unrealistic expectations, but when this much money is spent on a computer, I want it to like, function correctly. For longer than two years. And I don’t want it to randomly die on me with all my stuff still on it. Computers are supposed to make our lives easier, not completely ruin them.

Anyway, I have a new one now, so soon I will be back to writing movie posts that no one will read. In the meantime, please enjoy a few selections from my new favorite twitter of all time. (For the record, it's not really her.)



  1. Sucks about your computer Sarah! Sorry for what it's worth and I hope you were able to recover at least some of the things that were stored on it ... By the way, Tilda Swinton is awesome! I loved her in "Constantine." She played the angel Gabriel and did a phenomenal job, and those tweets are great!

  2. invest in an external hard drive...
    just so if it does die you still have all your stuff. i know they're pretty cheap in aus at the moment.

    that Tilda Swinton is just so much gold all at once.