With the move and everything, I was already behind on my blog plans this week, with the first round of reviews of the new TV season, the Star Wars DVDs, and some general crankiness waiting in the wings. And this morning (while, in fact, I was blogging), my trusty old iBook simply died. It was kind of like something from a movie, actually, with the screen sputtering out, flickering black lines like static. Apparently, a whole bunch of iBooks went out a couple of years ago with bad logic boards. I knew about this, but there's not really anything you can do until it dies, since a pre-emptive fix would still require you to send the thing back and risk losing all your data.
Anyway, long story short, my baby is on its way back to Apple to be fixed. The good geeks at Tekserve will back up my hard drive first, but regardless I will be without a PC -- or my several half-finished blog posts -- until next Friday. Obviously, I can get online here and there on other people's machines, so I will try to keep blogging, but I'll probably be a little lax.
I'm not even going to get into how cranky and sad this makes me or my head may explode. What a month this has been!!