Posts tagged Love
I secretly love it when people give me flowers.
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These came unexpectedly, from our Dean of Students, because apparently (a) it’s spring, and (b) I saved her computer.
By getting it a new battery.
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After having had my computer go wonky on me for the fourth time in 24 hours — essentially unusable because the left-click would suddenly stop working (neither mouse nor trackpad would activate a left click, though right click, scrolling, cursor and keystrokes were ALL still fine!), I took the extreme measure of moving to reinstall the OS on another hard drive. (Granted, it’s been a pending necessity for some time now, what with a full hard drive, and Mountain Leopard pending …)
However, would you believe that at the VERY END of the OS X Lion installation set-up, you are faced with the requirement of showing you can handle the fancy new reversed scrolling feature in Lion (by doing the trackpad scrolling gesture), … and then you have to do a left-click on the "Start Using OS X Lion" button. You have NO choice. That is the ONLY possible option. No keyboard command. No gesture. No spacebar or Return to continue. No option but a simple left click. The one, single simple input that just happens to have been a recent issue on my computer. And guess what, despite a clean install of the operating system, it’s still not working. I have no other way to move orward. No other choices. I know, because Apple Tech Support and I tried to troubleshoot this on for over half an hour. And we came up with nothing. Nothing other than a "we know this won’t solve the problem, but we COULD do a Force Quit."
So as I sat waiting for someone else at Apple to pick up the case escalation hotline, I tried thinking up some other options.
• No, I couldn’t try accessing the Mac OS via a remote desktop app from another computer or the iPad — I was working with a clean installation, with no remote access permissions.
• Maybe I could try controlling the computer with the Magic Mouse?. But no go there — it had no batteries.
• Hmmm. Maybe that fancy Bluetooth trackpad?
And just as that though crossed my mind, I heard a mischievous chuckling coming from under some paper clutter off to the side of my desk. Paper clutter that supported a power adapter, and now also a box of computer tools from my hard drive installation.
What was the source of the chuckling? What was hiding under the papers?
Mustering my courage, I reached out and lifted the papers’ edge…
2012/366 – Day 164
We are bunnies and we really love you and we think you should use USB Cells! We made this ad for USBCell – they really are a great thing- rechargeable batteries that charge from the USB port on your computer. Have a look at the website here if you like: www.usbcell.com
Justin Bieber with special guests Jasmine Villegas & Sean Kingston Surprise guests: Usher, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith Staples Center, Los Angeles 10/25/10 Sorry the video sort of plays back. I think I uploaded part of it, then my laptop ran out of battery, so I re-uploaded it… and I guess it just added to what I already uploaded? I don’t know. Usher can belt out his notes, though I was like, whoa. Hah. All I can say is… Justin can dance I don’t know why, but if you were there at the concert, his mic is auto-tuned into a chipmunk voice. And it’s weird how it doesn’t sound like that on my videos. Was it just me?! Or does this happen at all his concerts, too? I’m going to another concert of his on October 27th, so I’ll see if it’s the same. I really hope he’ll sound normal at the next concert. It really bugged me that he sounded like he was singing from his nose, all nasally and stuff. It was a fun concert, though I jumped a lot, but I recorded more xD Scooter Braun walked right past me… I think he was looking for the OLLG. Who also passed right by me after she left the stage with her bouquet of roses! So jealous.
Video Rating: 4 / 5