Yup, my 360 died on me and that’s arguably not the worst of it.
My Dell laptop is on the fritz AGAIN. This time I don’t even get a display when it boots up. Thankfully I’m still under warranty and it should be fixed tomorrow. In the meantime I’m using a loaner and I’m getting by.
Actually that last part was a lie. I’ve been bouncing off the wall during prime time as I couldn’t care less about most TV shows these days. Things could’ve gotten dire if the NBA playoffs weren’t in full swing so I’m grateful for that. Seriously, my latest technological travails aren’t THAT bad. But suitable entertainment, at least for my tastes, is just a lil’ harder to come by these days.
In the meantime I doubt I’ll bother with laptops again after my warranty runs out (outside of receiving one as a gift of course.) I’m not in school anymore and I didn’t use it much outside of my house or then-apartment save for some clutch performances on Megabus trips. Plus those things don’t have a long shelf life. Now that I have personal experience w/ it I think I’ll just get a much better desktop with room to upgrade.
Additionally this experience really taught me an important lesson on warranties. I don’t think i’ll make any other big tech purchases without them. Microsoft tried to shake me down for a Benjamin and a Grant like Horace just to repair a faulty system with known design flaws. That is, until, I explained how my console stopped working and they offered to cover the repair expenses on their dime.
My standard warranty expired but since my console’s issues are so prevalent it’s still covered until the end of the year. So I guess it’s better that it craps out on me now rather than in 2011. Then I’d be assed-out regardless. I gave it to UPS today so hopefully I get my replacement in about 2 weeks.
This clip is funnier than most of the nonsense on TV
So yeah that’s pretty much the extent of my “problems” right now. I’m not complaining-I’m just sayin’. But MS and Dell get the gas face this week. Anyway you can find me scouring iO Digital Cable’s clunky ass browser after tonight’s games so I can catch a movie on cable. I’m about to check this Magic/Bobcats game out. I’ll catch you all on a later date.