Who konk-ed my Notebook?

I suppose it had to happen sometime. I mean, this 2001 Notebook just won't die. It helped my career, saved another Company, prevented a lot of System downs and so on. If it were human, I would call it a Superhero.

But just on Saturday morning, it just won't work. I booted it up from normal, it went to the Windows resume and hung. Then I rebooted it, the hard disk won't spin. I removed the batteries, the DVD-ROM to just 'clear' everything but it was fruitless. And so, panic set in and I rushed the Hard Disk out and backed up most of the files on another PC. This took the better part of the day and so I could not go to Pasar Road as I usually do.

By mid-afternoon, I got some DVDs burnt with the relevant data and so, slotted back the Hard Disk to the Notebook. And yes, I experienced the WTF moment because the Notebook ooted up as if there was no problem whatsoever!....

Before: My mind was thinking, should I get the Toshiba
M500 with Windows 7 and touch screen? Its expensive.

Halfway: Or maybe I should get a portable NAS
with Wifi so I can work almost anywhere. But its
still expensive, I'll bet.

After: Woo hoo! Lets defrag the Hard Disk!
I saved Rm5,000 (for not buying new PC)

Then I realised..... heck. I have a lot of backlog blogs to clear and update my website. Haih

Temporary gone....

"Today is 1st of May. So, why don't you find out the details before you go down to Pasar Road?"

Wow. This morning, my wife actually encouraged me to surf the Internet. And so, I did.....

Only to find out that the moment I turned on
my Notebook, it frozed when updating some-
thing Java. So, I took it offline, removed the
batteries and everything to let it start up with
a barebone setup..... and nothing.

And so, panic set in and I quickly removed the
hard disk and temporarily slot it into the USB
PHDD casing to extract and backup all the most
valuable porno...... er, working projects and data.

Damn. My Notebook's gone. So after more than 9 solid 16x7x365 years, its now about time to give up. I know I could take it to my friends to get it fixed once more but I know and they know that there is only so much they can do and besides, there is a finite amount of spares there. And so, Ladies and Gentlemen, in the meantime, I have to stop all this blogging and what nots for a while until I can find a better solution, with getting a new Notebook as a last resort.

In the meantime, if you need ASAP communication, just SMS me will do. Even a snail mail would be faster as well. Here's the address:

Room #5, 2½ th Floor,
Jalan Bukit Batok
Bukit Belimbing
10340 Jamban

Cuticle culling

Right now, I still do not understand why there is the need for long fingernails. For a woman, its perfectly OK because:

1) It affirms your feminity
2) You can leave your marks on your man
3) You can even perform instant face graffiti
4) You can dig your........ ew.......

But for a man? I mean, why the long fingernail? I don't understand this because its so impractical, especially the one on the pinky. OK, it has some uses such as:

1) Digging your nose (and creating permanent nosebleed should someone smack your head)
2) Collecting ear wax (and puncturing your ear drums if someone accidentally knocks your elbow)
3) Looking for waxy fluff in your belly button (and creating a new orifice if your fat GF or Wife happens to jump on top of you)
4) Replacing the watermelon scoop....
5) As a spare spoon

But still, as far as everyday life goes, its more of a hindrance than anything because having a long fingernail on your pinky means you can't play bowling, boxing, or even drive nicely on the road. In fact, you can't even act like a man because every thing that you do, you'd have to worry about your little pinky-nail. And I'll bet you can't even wipre your ass first time round.

Oh I am not going to have one.
Mine are too brittle.