The latest ~entertaining~ move in the technofailure game:
My MacBook has started abruptly shutting itself down.
By which I mean turning itself off completely. As if I had removed the power cord and then pulled the battery, only faster. I'll be typing, or opening an application, or letting the computer just sit there on the login screen, and boom--computer, suddenly here, now gone!
And then I restart, and 10-15 minutes later, it does the same thing.
I can't autoreply to subs; I can't really fetch email, much less read it, much less reply to it. I'm effectively computerless until I can get this fixed. Typing this on Mary Anne's computer, which is also having serious problems, though of a different sort.
We're taking both computers in to the local Apple Store tomorrow. I'm hoping that there'll be something they can do to fix both of them in the store; neither of us is really equipped to deal with not having our computers for a week while they get sent off to Apple to be fixed.
I still think that a laptop-rental business could be a huge moneymaker.
I do have another computer at home; if I need to send my MacBook in for repairs, then I'll wait 'til I get home, back it up, and then restore the backup onto my iMac, and just use that for a week or so 'til the MacBook is fixed. But can't do that 'til I get home.
I know that technology is working properly all around us. M's microwave and fridge, for example, are working fine; also the lights. But still, I can't help feeling like I'm surrounded by failing tech--and like the failures are accelerating.
It was a little bit creepy to read one of the Hugo-nominated works of short fiction tonight, on M's computer because mine isn't working, and to get to the bit where technology starts to fail all over the world.
Anyway. Enough of that. I go sleep now.