Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Semi - Installment #50.5 Blogger.com?

Testing 1, 2, 3... post. I've always been against the use of proprietary web-based bloggers, mostly because of the uneasy feeling I get about somebody having the copies of my blog in some mysterious location out in cyberspace. Also the fact that with online bloggers, I would be restricted to writing blog entries when I am online. But actually, after considering the amount of time that I spend on my home computer vs. my laptop, and the additional fact that anything that I would write offline could then be uploaded easily these days, is slowly changing my mind. Tools like iWeb are still great for detailed layout of photos and such, but I think, given that lots of handheld PDAs now have web access, having a blog that I could update live on the road would be nice. Even if it has to reside in some mystery server somewhere out there in the net. (and now that blogger is tied to google, I feel a bit safer about my data) So here goes my first semi-installment post on blogger. If I like it, I may have to move my future blogging to this forum, and just link to it from the shinkansen vagabond site. blogger -- cheers, and here's to a wonderful friendship. I will post up 2 of the previous installments just to give some "back reading" for those who are just joining here at blogspot. For the complete journals -- so that you too can share in all the inside jokes I make at the unsuspecting public at large -- Please study up on the archives, at my mac.com website The website link to the Archives! Shinkansen Vagabond Then we can laugh at all those outsiders together. heh.

Installment #50 Applecare, and Keyless ignition

Applecare rocks!

So, I sit here, like years past, way past midnight, typing away onto my computer. This time though, it's into my brand new shiny intel iMac, well okay, no so brand new, but it's still a newer machine than my old imac. For those avid readers out there, you will recall that my untimely purchase of a G5 iMac in january of this year was the biggest failure in exercising of cash since the days of when I used to take cabs back from from the office. (being that the intel duo core's came out 8 days later) But as luck would have it, in a strange twist of fate that involved the systematic failure of not less that 3 components on my imac g5 (first the DVDrom, then the display, then the motherboard) each time requiring the machine to be sent back to apple for repairs, -- the unthinkable happened after my last call into applecare on the motherboard crash -- and it went something like this. “moshi mosh” “e-yes... Mister Chaanjeery-san?” “yes, that’s me” “ayes, ahwee are so sorry, we checked your records, en we faund that you oready had to return your computer 3 times this year”