You never know what you can do without your Mac until it craps the bed on you. It started a month or so ago with a “hash volume mismatch” error, which I ignored of course. Then, a few days before I started my paid time off/Edinboro time, the thing just would not boot. It kept restarting and would not go to the desktop. The problem being. that vacation/Edinboro is when I like to do some computing. Journaling. Organizing. Goofing off on social media.
So that was annoying. And Saturday I took the thing to the Genius Bar, and they wiped the thing clean and said that would fix it. It did not. Still restarting, still throwing weird errors. I will be back at that location again Saturday. Fortunately, there is a nice Mexican restaurant nearby. So lunch will be nice.
I went to Best Buy yesterday hoping to find a Bluetooth keyboard to go with my five-year-old iPad so at least I could get some of this pent-up writing out of my system somehow. It was kind of hilarious. I was waiting in line so this fella could help me and this other guy came out looking for Charles. Then another guy came out asking about Charles. I sure hope Charles got helped. I sure didn’t. Dude nerd-snorted and directed me to Amazon. And we wonder why Main Street can’t compete.
So I went to Amazon and found a terrific little keyboard I’m typing on right now. It was delivered overnight to the little locker in Staples I use now because my neighbors steal things. It isn’t perfect, but it works and looks pretty cool.
“It has never ever been a good bet to bet against the American people.”
“You know, the reason why Fox News and the right hate critical race theory is not because of the word ‘race,’ it’s because of the word ‘critical.'”
(Kristofer Goldsmith, on MSNBC, just now)
House Republicans meet with Trump to discuss overturning election results (Politico, Dec. 21, 2020)
The Office of President Donald J. Trump has ended the blog, â€œFrom the Desk of President Trump.â€
- 11 Things That Lasted Longer Than Trump’s Blog (Buzzfeed)