Well the title says it all.
Well, can anything else go wrong? This is usually a bad question to ask, but it seems that everything goes bad at once. Forgive me while I put my ranty-pants on for a sec.
- The car has a dead battery. Or at least I think so.
- The netbook has a battery that’s not charging the way it should be.
- The laptop’s internal hard drive died. Lost 4 ripped CDs, my saved games and my Windows partition. I’m glad I did a backup of my /home on the Sunday before it totally died. I would have been in tears for a week if I’d lost everything.
Well, I managed to get a hard drive from my brother to replace the one that click-clacked itself to death. I’m pleased with it so far, but I’m not pleased with the amount of space; only 200 gb. It’s working just fine. I’ll probably end up getting a 500 gb drive sometime and upgrading. I want 100 gb to devote to Windows 7 so I can keep my skills current, as well as test things like Flock and play games. I’d like to play some more Sim City 4 and The Sims, as well as World of Goo.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do about the netbook battery. I posted something to the Ubuntu Forums, but I don’t know if I’ll get any help. It’s taken about a day and a half to charge.
~Some Good News~
I got a call today from a recruiter about an interview. So I have a phone interview with a company that does plastics processing and whatnot. The job is for a Product Engineer, which is something I really want to do. Sounds good, and I hope it works out. It’s in Ann Arbor. Not a bad place to live, and I’m not too far from home. What I’m looking forward to is paying off my car. Probably that’s what my first thing I’ll “buy” if I get the job. I’d love to get that taken care of so I don’t have to deal with it and worry about it.
So, wish me luck. I hope something happens with this.