To Kill an iBook
I use Macs because they suck marginally less than PC's do. They still suck, but they suck a little less. I've destroyed several PC's over the years... OK, quite a few, actually... but tonight I had to euthanize my first Mac. Actually, I terminated it with extreme prejudice.
I have absolutely zero tolerance for s#!+ that doesn't work.
Today's drama started with my upgrading my old G3 500 iBook (The very first "iceBook" model - I was the first kid on the block with a white iBook) to OS X 10.4 tiger. I had upgraded my even older tiBook G4 400MHz and my Mac Mini G4 1.25GHz with no problem, and so this was totally unexpected. I started the proceedure this afternoon while I was practicing, and then I forgot about it. When I came back to the computer there was an error message telling me to do the installation over again.
Did I mention there were tons of files on this iBook that were not backed up on any of my other Macs? Well, now I have.
So, I reinstalled the OS. It f#¢*@& up again. So I tried a custom install.
When it finally came up, all of my files were lost and it was like a brand new computer.
So I rebooted, to the Apple version of "the blue screen of death"... nothing... nada...
Well, it just so happens that I inherited an unabridged set of tools from my step-dad, and among those tools was the perfect weapon with which to vent my spleen: A real, honest-to-God, carpenter's hammer.
Ten whacks - no more, no less (More than ten would have been gratuitous) - problem "solved."
And, here it is in the dumpster on the way to the landfill... where it belongs.
Yeah, sure; I could have saved it, but why? Things that f#¢* up deserve to die.
Besides, those ten whacks felt very good.
One of these days, someone with exactly half of a brain is going to invent a computer that is as reliable as the Zenith TV I had for twenty years, and then both Microsoft and Apple will be out of bee's wax. Good riddance/Can't happen soon enough.
Can't anybody here play this game? Isn't it obvious that the current computer paradigm needs to be flushed down the toilet with our daily craps?
At least I didn't hit my thumb with the hammer.